Battle of the “Last Christmas” – The xx vs Wham

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searching through Soundcloud (and if you have some time to spare and want a laugh, I highly recommend you do this) it becomes apparent that people REALLY feel the need to share their interpretations of this holiday classic with the rest of the world.

The xx recently performed their version live on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.  As on their originals, Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft trade off vocals with their trademark cool, subdued, romantic style, and of course adding their own electro beats. It really gets good around the 2-minute mark.

The xx – Last Christmas (Live on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge) by Young Turks

If you dig it, grab a free download.

I’m a child of the 80’s so I’m a sucker for the original. What do you think? Does the updated version work for you?