WHAM, The 80’s pop band formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, did it again this Christmas and re-entered the charts with their 1984 Christmas smash hit “Last Christmas”.
It’s re-entered the UK Top 40 charts every year since 2007 with a hiatus between 1987 and 2006, only due to it not really being available to buy.
It’s proved itself as a track to be such a classic that in 2013 it was the most streamed song on Christmas Day according to Spotify. We’ve yet to get the full stats for 2014, although we do now know that Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody topped the charts for the most streamed Christmas Song of 2014 in the UK. Here’s Last Christmas’s stats since it’s release ( according to Wikipedia)
- 1984: No. 2 (13 wks)(backed with Everything She Wants)
- 1985: No. 6 (7 wks)
- 1986: No. 45 (4 wks)
- 2007: No. 14 (5 wks)
- 2008: No. 26 (5 wks)
- 2009: No. 34 (4 wks)
- 2010: No. 57 (4 wks)
- 2011: No. 26 (4 wks)
- 2012: No. 34 (4 wks)
- 2013: No. 36 (4 wks)
- 2014: No. 28 (3 wks) (as of 27 December 2014)
Anyway, where am I going with all these stats I hear you cry??? Basically,we love WHAM at Moodie HQ and having had the “Last Christmas” video on a loop for the last couple of weeks ( well not quite, but you know what I mean), we were admiring the hair of George, Andrew and the the two backing singers, Pepsi and Shirlie. By the way, Pepsi replaced vocalist Dee C Lee who was one of the original WHAM backing vocalists with Shirlie, before leaving in 1983 to go solo and join Paul Weller’s band The Style Council. She was later married to Paul Weller for 10 years.
This has lead us into collating all the hairstyles we could find for all four of them, ( plus a little of Dee C Lee that we could find too.) thus giving us our first “T’hair Story” of 2015, and boy is it a bonanza!!
And so without further ado ladies and gents, boys and girls…… I give you…….. WHAM, George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley, Shirlie, Dee C. Lee, and Pepsi ……… The Hair ( In stills and video form)!!!!
“Club Tropicana” Video -1983
“I’m Your Man” Video 1985
“Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” Video 1984
“Bad Boys” Video 1983
“Freedom” Video 1984
“Fast Love” George Michael 1996