Wham's 'Last Christmas' named most irksome carol

The British pop duo Wham!, Andrew Ridgeley on guitar and George Michael on vocals, performs during a concert in Peking, China, April 7, 1985. (AP Photo)

December 13, 2010 11:04:44 AM PST
Bulgarians have named Wham's "Last Christmas" the most annoying Christmas song ever. An advertising agency says nearly 19 percent of the 28,110 votes cast in an online poll named the song. It was recorded in 1984 by the British duo Wham, made up of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.

Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" placed second among the ten featured songs, with more than 15 percent of the vote.

Yordan Zhechev, creative director of the DDB agency, which organized the poll, urged radio stations not to include the poll winners in their Christmas programs if they want to keep their audience.

According to nohohoho.org here's the rest of the list:

  • Wham - Last Christmas - 18.72%
  • Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas - 15.36%
  • Lucifer - Jingle Bells 12.06%
  • Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock - 10.21%
  • Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad - 6.24%
  • Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby - 5.16%
  • Dean Martin - Let It Snow - 4.8%
  • Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time - 4.07%