An angry couple who despise the classic 1980s Christmas classic Last Christmas by Wham! have raised a whopping £50k to complete a cunning plan to see its demise.
Tomas Mazetti, 55, and wife Hannah, 33, have had donations from more than 325 people as they bid to buy the rights to the song.
However, despite raising so much, they've only got the small matter of trying to find another £19,950,000 – as the rights are valued between £15 and £20million.
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Currently owned by Warned Chappell Music UK, the song first found fame in 1984, and has become a Christmas classic in the last 25 years.
The song is currently sitting at number two in the UK music charts, just one place behind the controversial LadBaby song Food Aid.
Hannah, who lives in Gothenburg, said: "I was studying English and worked extra to pay the bills and the owner of the cafe had planned for a super cosy holiday season and had his own made CD with a number of 'hits' on it.
"He was only in now and then, so he didn't fully appreciate the agony the rest of the staff felt when 'Last Christmas' played for the 111th time of the working day.
"It started last Christmas – pun not intended – when we asked friends how much they would be willing to pay NEVER to hear the song again.
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"Quite a lot it turned out, and when the song started playing this November we were reminded."
Her long-held hatred didn't materialise into anything until last year when she was talking to friends about the song. She realised she would, if she could, pay to never hear the song again.
"Then someone told us it was theoretically possible to buy the rights to the song and then take it of all streaming platforms," she added.
"We asked around among our friends and word spread.
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"It's fun because people either love or hate the idea!
"Maybe next Christmas will be the last Christmas!"
The song has placed in the charts every year since 2007, with it reaching number one in 2020 and for seven weeks this year, too.
It also reached number two in 2021 and 2017.
It originally hit second place during its original release in 1984, for a total of 13 weeks.
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