Everyone playing?

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  • Everyone playing?
  • andy5390
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    I’m in, but I may have an unfair advantage

    I no longer work

    Radio stations I listen to are very unlikely to play it

    I don’t shop much

    eulach
    Member

    Can we have a clarification on the rules please – until you recognise the song or until you hear the chorus?

    Premier Icon oomidamon
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    Out already, damn you Tescos.

    Bunnyhop
    Member

    Too late for me.

    I was in a local independent shop a whole week ago. Had to have strong words with the shop assistant, that I’d been Whammed well before the expected date. :0)

    P.S. Next door are playing Fairy tale of New York now.

    Made it to the 22nd last year, then I walked through the warehouse at work and heard it on magic **** FM. I ruined last most of last December playing this, but I’m in.

    johnx2
    Member

    rules are in the OP

    clarification on the rules please – until you recognise the song or until you hear the chorus?

    recognise the song, still. It’s been a year. It wouldn’t surprise me… yep:

    Too late for me.

    I was in a local independent shop a whole week ago.

    Playing that rare groove? As per OP: the game starts on 1st December so not lost yet. Though still. Once bitten and twice shy…

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Just had to mute my telly! It was an answer on House of Games, but I saw it coming, so heard nowt! 😁

    Just had to mute my telly! It was an answer on House of Games, but I saw it coming, so heard nowt!

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    Premier Icon Drac
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    It’s also used in TV show promotion on a certain channel so good luck.

    doris5000
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    maybe its my lefty middle class filter bubble but i was told you had to put a quid in a jar every day that you were still in the game, and then when you’re out give the money to a good cause?

    Premier Icon rogermoore
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    Last Christmas (ha!) I think I lasted until the 20th. Twice in one afternoon this year and topped off with a cover version in M&S.
    RM.

    malgrey
    Member

    Still in…

    Narrow escape on the drive up this morning, but Zoe Ball gave a Whamageddon warning!

    I’m out – was idly flicking through the radio stations when on it came.

    As an aside, regarding the video – why George went on a group skiing holiday with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend is something I’ll never understand.

    JP

    Premier Icon DezB
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    why George went on a group skiing holiday with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend is something I’ll never understand

    They had to keep up the pretence so as not to negatively effect record sales. Different times. 😉

    CountZero
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    c’mon, everyone loves George. Really, inside, it just takes balls to admit it.

    No, really, I don’t. Not Wham!, or GM. Sue me.
    Pretty sure I’m out already, because I’m surrounded by cars, most with their radios on as soon as the ignition is turned on, it’s inevitable – most are on Radio 2/Heart FM/ Breeze/Whatever FM/Blah FM, etc. I just try to shut it out of my mind, pretend it never happened.

    johnx2
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    And what a strange track it is really. The music’s just a little synth loop that goes round and round, underneath the tension and release of George’s singing, with a lyric that very clearly draws on Shakespeare’s best sonnet (“Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part”), whilst Andrew does what he does best…

    Blackflag
    Member

    I’m in.

    Works xmas do on Thursday so don’t hold out much hope.

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    eulach
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    Cover version in the supermarket today. I don’t think I’m gonna make it.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Still in, but huge risk involved while visiting our local touristy city tomorrow.

    malgrey
    Member

    Still in. It can’t last, I’ve heard most of the rest of ’em…

    Loughan
    Member

    Out before I was in. Wife called me from town this evening…

    Me: Wait, what’s that music in the background?
    Her: Last Christmas, why?
    Me: Noooooooo
    Her: what’s going on?!…

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    I’m out 8:05 yesterday

    Festive knobheads in work.

    I gave up put my headphones on and listened to blind melon

    mogrim
    Member

    Saved by rule 3, two (count ’em!) cover versions on the radio this morning! So still in.

    Houns
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    Just walked into local Sainsbury’s and the last few bars of it were playing. Bah last year I made it without hearing it at all

    kayla1
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    Meh. 2nd December, same day I read this thread, first few bars on Lamacq’s show on 6 music at around 5-ish. Didn’t want to play anyway.

    Premier Icon seadog101
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    Still in , despite a visit to a busy shopping centre yesterday and today.!

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    I’d prefer this game if it was one of the other obnoxious tracks of the original 1985 ‘Christmas tape’. Sooo much shit that it’s sometimes a relief when Last Christmas comes on!

    Anyway – I reckon I’ve in with a good shout. No christmas dos and no christmas shopping to do.
    Only fear is that it’ll be on in the pub, or a DIY shop.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    I’m definitely in. This should be a breeze. Do all my shopping online and never listen to the radio. Sonos at work in an office shared with three people. None of whom are likely to play Christmas songs.

    easily
    Member

    Out.

    I thought i was doing well, but today at work someone was demonstrating a new Alexa.
    Alexa: play Christmas music …
    Me: …


    Aaaaaaaaaargh, no!

    5th of December. Why did i even bother?

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Argh! Department meal today at a pub and I’m out. That’ll teach me to be cocky.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Heard a couple of notes of a cover version on tv… checked the rules..still in!

    Premier Icon aide
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    Damn, thats me oot, just on the radio the noo

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    As soon as I get in a car! Sitting there quite happily* when it suddenly hits me what I’ve not been listening to for the last 40 seconds. 6 days, disappointing.

    *as happily as I can be sat inside in a murder machine belching fumes into the atmosphere amongst many of its kind stationary in traffic.

    Premier Icon si77
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    Had to avoid putting the car radio on. Got withdrawal symptoms, so starting singing to myself, including a rendition of LC (the power of suggestion), thought I’d scored an own goal but just checked the rules and I’m still in!

    I shall now go and put a CD or 2 in the glovebox. This week I will mostly be listening to Rage Against the Machine.

    johnx2
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    Gah. Out. Thanks Jet2.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Work christmas do last night, I hear Christmas songs coming from behind the bar.. the fear hits me.. can feel the Whamageddon creeping up… it’s not that song .. but you know… I turn to a colleague looking for sympathy, but get none! I stagger home hours later… still in!!

    The kitchen at tennis this morning was playing Heart.

    Dangerous times.

    Escaped unharmed.

    Still in.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Heart

    Yep that’s what did it for me.

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