Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Last Christmas' Cover Is Here to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

by Desiree Murphy 11:49 AM PST, November 20, 2015
Photo: Instagram

Carly Rae Jepsen is giving us all the holiday feels.

The Canadian singer released her cover of "Last Christmas" on Friday, and her rendition of the 1985 holiday classic by Wham! is pure pop perfection.

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Jepsen, who turns 30 tomorrow, took to Instagram to announce the exciting news.

"Winter white. Soft focus. Candy canes. Waves," she captioned the photo. "Here it is - our #LastChristmas WHAM cover. Hope you enjoy it."

Despite its somewhat somber feel -- with lyrics like 'Last Christmas, I gave you my heart. But the very next day, you gave it away' -- Jepsen's modern makeover of the famous song is both cheery and delightful, putting her own sass on the track while still keeping its original '80s vibe.

Listen to the full song below.

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Leading up to the release, Jepsen took to her social media sites to get her millions of followers excited.

"#WHAM cover coming oh so soon," she wrote on Wednesday, with a sneak peek look at the artwork. "@wondershow and I had too much fun with this one. #LASTCHRISTMAS 11/20."

"Tis the season for new music.. Friday," she also wrote, with a Christmas tree emoji.

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Back in August, ET caught up with Jepsen to chat about her latest album, Emotion. The pop singer discussed her thoughts on the album's comparisons to Taylor Swift's record-breaking 1989.

"I don't really feel the need to compare," she told ET. "I think that Taylor's fantastic and I think she made a really fantastic record, but they're different types of music and I think there's room for it all."

Many believed that Jepsen's catchy break-out hit, "Call Me Maybe," would make her a "one hit wonder," which is why it was so important, she said, to take her time recording this album.

"I mean, that was a bit of a monster of a song," she explained. "It was an incredible gift but definitely a challengeโ€ฆ [I wanted to] make sure that every song really had a home and a reason for being there."

Watch the video below to hear more.