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It was written and produced by George Michael , and has been covered by many artists since its original release. The song reached No. It was written by Michael in his childhood bedroom. George Michael wrote, performed, produced and played every single instrument on the track. With a Linn drum machine, a Roland Juno synth and sleigh bells, they began recording the song in the summer.
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George Michael not only sang on the Band Aid single, but also donated the royalties from Last Christmas to the same cause. There is something inherently mercenary about a Christmas song — a successful one can sustain a musician for a lifetime, and Wham! But despite appearing like a sickly sweet and cynical chart commodity, in reality Last Christmas was practically a DIY production.
Last Christmas is a romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson , who co-wrote the story with her husband, Greg Wise. Based on the song of the same name , and inspired by the music of George Michael , the film stars Emilia Clarke as a disillusioned Christmas store worker who forms a relationship with a mysterious man Henry Golding and begins to fall for him; Thompson and Michelle Yeoh also star. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances and chemistry of Clarke and Golding but criticised the screenplay and plot twist. Katarina 'Kate' Andrich, a young aspiring singer, works a dead-end job as an elf at a year-round Christmas shop in Central London , whose owner calls herself 'Santa'. She is homeless after being forced out by her flatmate. While at work, she notices a man outside staring upwards. She talks with him, learning that his name is Tom.