Thursday Dec 5
'Last Christmas': Who sings it better, Wham! or Taylor Swift?
OK, we don't know how many people think of Wham! when they think of Christmas, but this 1984 tearjerker is now part of the holiday canon.
This Week in Music History
Elton John played on the session and had made a deal with Lennon that they would have to play live together if the song ever reached No.1. Lennon kept his promise and later played three songs live with Elton: 'I Saw Her Standing There,' 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' and 'Whatever Gets You Through the Night.'
National Public Radio
The Good Listener: The Right And Wrong Way To Go Solo
We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the detergent sampler that broke and spewed suds all over our mortgage bill is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives - and, this week, what makes a successful solo album.