Wham!’s “Last Christmas” as a Rammstein Song Will Have You Marching for Santa

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There are plenty of pretty metal Christmas carols out there, but very few of them are pop tunes. The truth is that pop Christmas songs are often really, really bad, and are basically typical radio songs but with jingle bells and references to Santa added. Arguably the king of these is Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” which literally has nothing to do with Christmas other than the word ‘Christmas” in the chorus. But now, one YouTuber has reimagined the track as a Rammstein song, and suffice it to say it’s a vast improvement.

The video comes from Anthony Vincent, the YouTuber best known for doing pop songs in the style of 25 different metal bands. This cover is an extension of a video he just did, where he performs “Last Christmas” in several different styles. But not only did Anthony give the annoying holiday track a Rammstinian vibe, he also accurately translated George Michael’s lyrics into German, giving this track the traditional — if sinister — air of Christmas in the old country.

Check out the cover below:

Meanwhile, fans can catch Rammstein live — probably not covering “Last Christmas,” but still — at one of the following dates in 2022:

European Tour 2022

5/20 – Leipzig Red Bull Arena
5/21 – Leipzig Red Bull Arena
5/25 – Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion
5/30 – Zurich Stadion Letzigrund
5/31 – Zurich Stadion Letzigrund
6/4 – Berlin Olympiastadion
6/5 – Berlin Olympiastadion
6/10 – Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen
6/11 – Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen
6/14 – Hamburg Volksparkstadion
6/15 – Hamburg Volksparkstadion
6/18 – Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/19 – Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/22 – Aarhus Ceres Park
6/26 – Coventry Ricoh Arena
6/30 – Cardiff Principality Stadium
7/4 – Nijmegen Goffertpark
7/8 – Lyon Groupama Stadium
7/9 – Lyon Groupama Stadium
7/12 – Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
7/16 – Warsaw PGE Narodowy
7/20 – Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
7/24 – Oslo Bjerke Travbane
7/29 – Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
7/30 – Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
8/3 – Ostend Park De Nieuwe Koers

North American tour 2022

8/21 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
8/27 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
8/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
9/3 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
9/6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
9/9 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
9/17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
10/1 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
10/2 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
10/4 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

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Words by Chris Krovatin