Wham!’s Andrew Ridgeley says George Michael could be ‘beside himself’ over Christmas primary – 39 years after launch


WHAM star Andrew Ridgeley has mentioned George Michael could be “beside himself” at Final Christmas reaching primary within the charts.

The singer spoke of how his late pal would really feel in regards to the achievement – 39 years after the tune’s launch.

Wham! bandmates George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley


Wham! bandmates George Michael and Andrew RidgeleyCredit score: Getty
Andrew has reacted to Wham! being the Christmas number one


Andrew has reacted to Wham! being the Christmas primary

The Christmas basic failed to succeed in primary in 1984 when it was crushed by Band Assist’s Do They Know It is Christmas?

Andrew, 60, instructed Official Charts: “George could be beside himself in any case of those years to lastly receive primary.

“Yog and I perceived music largely within the sense of the Official Charts. We all the time contextualised our success by our chart success.

“It was an enormous disappointment to us each when it did not attain No1 as a result of in our opinion, it was nailed on. 

“Had it not been for Band Assist’s Do They Know It is Christmas? it in all probability would have been No1.”

He continued: ‘”It’s going to imply lots to Wham!’s legacy, it is the crowning glory.

“Final Christmas was conceived as a Christmas No1. Lofty ambitions, however Yog set lofty ambitions for himself as a songwriter.’

The tune completed 5,926 copies forward of Sam Ryder‘s You’re Christmas To Me, clinching the win for the Eighties group.

The information was revealed on the Radio 1 chart present this night by presenter Jack Saunders.

The bittersweet tune about being left heartbroken throughout the festive season surged in recognition following George’s demise and hit No1 for the primary time ever in January 2021.

It returned to the highest spot twice in 2022 and has spent the final fortnight at No1.

Earlier than that, it had held the title of the highest-selling single by no means to have topped the Official Charts.

George died on Christmas Day, 2016.

The singer, aged 53, was discovered useless in mattress at his Oxfordshire house by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.


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