They want this to be the last Christmas they hear this song.
Tomas Mazetti, 50, and his wife, Hannah, 33, have reportedly raised more than $62,000 to buy the rights to Wham!’s “Last Christmas” — so they can take it off the air for good.
Hannah said her hatred of the 1984 tinsel tune began 13 years ago when she worked in a cafe in Oxford, England, where her boss allegedly played the cheer-worm on repeat.
“I was studying English and worked extra to pay the bills. The owner of the cafe had planned for a super cozy holiday season and had his own-made CD with a number of ‘hits’ on it,” Hannah, a painter who lives in Sweden, recalled to SWNS.
“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.”
The blockbuster idea formed, of course, last Christmas when the couple asked friends how much they would be willing to pay to never hear the sleighin’ single again.
“Quite a lot it turned out, and when the song started playing this November we were reminded,” Hannah noted.
“Then someone told us it was theoretically possible to buy the rights to the song — and then take it off all streaming platforms!”
As of earlier this week, 327 people had pledged a total of $62,100. The party-pooping partners have a ways to go to reach their goal of $15 million to approach Warner Chappell Music UK to negotiate for the rights. SWNS reached out to Warner Chappell for comment.
If their dream comes true, the master recording would be dumped in a Finnish nuclear waste site, “where it’ll rest for at least 2 million years.”
Hannah and Tomas, a writer, want it to be known they “don’t hate Wham!,” but reckon the song is overplayed.
“It is because it is being played 5,000 times per day, but we felt something had to be done to support the people that suffer like us,” the mom-of-three explained.
They say their Christmas wish has left their festive friends divided.
“Some people seem to love to hear the song 500 times a day — and those people are our enemies,” Hannah vowed.
“They said that there are even worse songs that should be taken off [air] before this — like Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ — and that if we don’t like it, we could wear headphones, and that it is strange to want to remove something beautiful for the rest of humanity just because we don’t like it.”
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