Sony Music presents the soundtrack album to accompany Universal Pictures' highly anticipated holiday romance, Last Christmas, inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham!, directed by Paul Feig, co-scripted by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Yeoh and Thompson. Last Christmas, the soundtrack album, features three fabulous Wham! songs including "Last Christmas" and "Everything She Wants" as well as 12 of George Michael's best loved tracks from his solo years.
The film began when the acclaimed British film producer David Livingstone (best known for the BAFTA Award winning feature film, Pride and the Renee Zellweger feature, Judy) spoke of his love of Wham!'s (George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley) iconic hit, "Last Christmas" to the Oscar-winning actor, producer and screenwriter, Emma Thompson. That conversation sowed the germ of a winning idea: to make a film inspired by "Last Christmas," so in Spring 2013, Thompson visited Michael at his London home who gave her his blessing. Speaking of her meeting with Michael that led to the making of the film, Thompson said: "The wisdom and emotional scope of George's lyrics have always amazed me. So many feel like they were written for the movie. After I met George and experienced his compassion and understanding up close, I realised that in fact the movie was written for those lyrics."
Highlights include the much-loved hits, "Faith," "Fastlove," "Freedom '90" and "Too Funky" alongside such surprises as "Heal The Pain," "Waiting for that Day" and the MTV Unplugged version of "Praying For Time" which George himself adored and the fabulous older track, "Move On." Then when Thompson heard the new track, "This Is How (We Want You To Get High)," she instantly knew it had to be a part of Last Christmas.