On January 1, Last Christmas by Wham finally goes to No 1 in the UK singles chart. This song made history when it became the song that took the longest time to climb to number one: 36 years.
Climbing from Three to One, the Christmas favourite song by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley racked up 9.2 million streams over the past week, going to the top of the chart. In the same week, fans celebrated the fourth anniversary of the death of George Michael.
‘Last Christmas’ stayed five weeks at Number Two when first released in 1984 – kept off the Number One spot by Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’.
Before Last Christmas, the record for the song that took the most time to reach the top 1 belonged to Is This the Way To by Tony Christie with 33 years and 4 months.
Last Christmas is a popular song in every Christmas season. Before the new achievement, this is the UK’s best-selling song that has never topped the market’s single chart.