The xx’s Cover Of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ Is Pretty Damn Good

As far as Christmas songs go, “Last Christmas” by Wham! is one of the least awful (it’s certainly better than “Wonderful Christmas Time”). Fun fact: Barry Manilow filed a lawsuit against Wham! in 1985 because he felt there were striking similarities between their song and his “Can’t Smile With­out You.” The matter was settled out-of-court, and all first-year proceeds were donated to charity. HAPPY HANUKKAH.

Anyway, the xx performed a minimal cover of the track on BBC Radio One Live Lounge this morning, which you can hear below. It does not sound like “Copacabana.”

(Via Consequence of Sound)