“Last Christmas” by Wham! It reaches number one on the UK Christmas chart almost 40 years after its release

(CNN) — Turns out the Christmas list is a real thing in the UK, not something made up from the classic film 'Love Actual', and a certain beloved band topped it off this year with one of their most popular songs.

“Last Christmas” by Wham! George Michael and Andrew Ridgley were named number one song on BBC Radio 1's Official Christmas List.

in Posted on social media It was shared on Friday by the Wham! Official As the official chart account, Ridgely was seen reacting to the news, saying in a video: “George (Michael) would be upset, after all these years, if he finally went to number one on Christmas.”

Ridgley went on to say that it felt like “mission accomplished,” adding that Michael wrote the song with the goal of reaching that milestone.

Love to hit! “Last Christmas” was evident this year.

Earlier this week, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McIlhenney from Welcome to Wrexham They made fun of the band Specifically for the “Last Christmas” album art on Instagram.

The black-and-white photo is framed similarly to the cover image of the hit Christmas single, with Reynolds sporting the flowing blonde hair that made Michael famous.

“Wrexham!” The title of the picture said by McElhenney He posted it on his Instagram account.

“Last Christmas” was originally released by Wham! in December 1984. At that time, it spent five consecutive weeks at number two on the UK Singles Chart.

The song has since been covered by numerous artists, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Jimmy Eat World and the Backstreet Boys.

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Ridgley is the surviving member of Wham!. Michael died on Christmas Day nearly seven years ago, in 2016.

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