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The xx Do A Radically Different Version of Wham!'s Last Christmas

12/20/2012
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(CBS Local) The xx has joined the ranks of bands covering classic holiday songs with a new take on Wham!'s 1984 hit single, "Last Christmas."

The xx revealed their version during a live performance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in England.

The band applies their signature sparse, minimalist style to a loose interpretation of the song, with vocalists Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim trading verses over Jamie xx's manual drum machine beats.

Heavy on synthesizer melodies and Croft's reverb-thick guitar lines, it bears little resemblance to the George Michael-penned original. Listen to both versions here.

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