Carly Rae Jepsen Covers Wham!’s “Last Christmas”: Listen

Carly Rae Jepsen can create a killer pop song, but now the singer is getting into the holiday spirit! Her cover of Wham!‘s classic 1985 “Last Christmas” was released today, and it will charm your fuzzy jingle bell socks off before you even have time to dig into your Thanksgiving dinner.

The sweet cover is quintessential Carly, as it features her whimsical vocals, delicate synths and — a not so typical element — a velvety saxophone. I’m a big advocate for ending the horns trend in pop music, but this time it works since it adds a touch of soul to the singer’s rendition.

E·MO·TION was released on August 21 via Schoolboy Records/Interscope and September 25 in the UK. It features “I Really Like You,” “Run Away With Me,” “Your Type” and the ’80s-inspired title track. Carly is also back in the studio working on new music, as she was recently seen recording a special song in NYC. Get into her Wham! cover below!

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