I’d say love was a magical thing I’d say love would keep us from pain Had I been there, had I been there.
A Different Corner from the Music from the Edge of Heaven album (1986) has long been one of my favourite George Michael songs. With its heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous vocals, it really does highlight how special he was. A UK number one, it was written, sung, played produced and arranged by George himself, the first British person to do so. I never thought I would be writing a George Michael dedication for quite some time, 53 is no age at all. George had a ridiculous amount of talent and as long as I can remember listening to music he was always around. I even quoted one of his lyrics for Last Christmas only a few weeks ago. It’s also clear from the many tributes just how kind, caring and generous he was.
Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
In tribute to the very sad passing of Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016). As well as playing the iconic Princess Leia, Fisher also had success in numerous roles including Hannah and her Sisters, The ‘Burbs and When Harry Met Sally. Off-screen she published several books and was an inspirational figure around the world for her honesty, humility and empathy. Her hard work and dedication to different causes was also recognised by different awards such as Harvard’s Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism. Her mother, the actress and humanitarian Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2016) will also be missed.
Megan McCallister: You’re not at all worried that something might happen to Kevin? Buzz McCallister: No, for three reasons: A, I’m not that lucky. Two, we use smoke detectors and D, we live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.
Hillary Wolf and Devin Ratray in festive favourite Home Alone (1990). Written by John Hughes, best known for his 80s coming of age comedy dramas, the story tells of a boy left alone by mistake over Christmas and needing to protect his home from two burglars.
Now I know what a fool I’ve been But if you kissed me now I know you’d fool me again
Taken from the song Last Christmas by 80s pop band Wham, from their final studio album Music from the Edge of Heaven (1986). Kept off by the The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas?, the much-loved song has regularly charted and been covered by a wide selection of artists, including Jimmy Eat World.
Never forget where you’ve come here from Never pretend that it’s all real Someday soon this will be someone else’s dream
Taken from the song Never Forget by English band Take That from their third studio album Nobody Else (1995). This was the group’s seventh UK number one single before they disbanded, until they regrouped 10 years later.