In a lame attempt to resurrect this website I’m going to go overboard with Christmas reviews this week!
LAST CHRISTMAS (single)
1. Last Christmas
2. Last Christmas instrumental
Last Christmas must be my favourite Christmas song ever, I don’t even know why (plus, it’s a Karaoke staple). EXILE covers Wham’s popular Christmas song Last Christmas in Japanese. Last Christmas is EXILE’s 29th single and from what I gather it was a one week limited release (but correct me if I’m wrong) as BALLAD BEST was coming out the next week.
The song starts with a cappella harmonising from the boys before starting the winterly synth instrumental (hdakdha I love Christmas songs so bad). It may be because I know the lyrics to Last Christmas off by heart but it was startling to hear it in Japanese but now I’ve grown accustomed to it after 3 or so listens, “Last Christmas” in the chorus is the only English kept pretty much (oh, and “Happy Christmas spoken in the verse) and thank God it’s not butchered. Vocals are good as usual from EXILE in this song (I wonder what the gazillion dancers did in this song). It’s a good cover of the song *ahemASHLEYTISDALEahem* and very well into the Christmas spirit. YAY, it’s coming!
The instrumental is an instrumental so… idk, CHRISTMASY. One track singles are pret-ty good.
4.5 out of 5, yay for Last Christmas and EXILE. But I think it’s very hard to go wrong covering a simple song like this.