Preview Ari’s Wham! cover below.
Justin Bieber’s #MusicMondays series has been providing us with a weekly dose of the sadz. (See “Heartbreaker,” “All That Matters,” “Hold Tight,” “Recovery,” “Bad Day,” and “All Bad,” literally ALL THE SADDEST SONG TITLES YOU CAN THINK OF!) So, who better to cheer us up than Ariana Grande, who plans to release a new Christmas song every week starting on Nov. 19?
Although we’ll have to wait until next Tuesday to get our mitts on Ari’s first full-length holiday tune, the “Right There” singer took to Instagram to share a short, but sweet, snippet of her cover of Wham!’s 1984 hit, “Last Christmas.”
Listen to a snippet of Ariana Grande’s “Last Christmas” after the jump.
Although it’s only a tiny taste, Ariana’s snippet is definitely long enough for us to fall in LAHV. Like, this track is clearly gonna be on perma-rotation during this year’s holiday festivities — and maybe even during Thanksgivukkah!
As opposed to the synth-laden vibe of the ’80s original, Ari’s rendition features some sparkling pop/ R&B production courtesy of Babyface, not to mention serious R&B undertones thanks to the “Baby I” singer’s freakishly on-point vocal runs.
So, here’s your plan for the rest of 2013: 1.) On Mondays, we cry sad breakup tears for the Biebs. 2.) On Tuesdays, we throw on our ugliest Christmas sweaters and enjoy some (virgin) eggnog with Ariana. 3.) On Wednesdays, we wear pink. GAME FACE ON!
+ Listen to a snippet of Ariana Grande’s “Last Christmas.”
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