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2016 has done it again.

As if taking David Bowie and from us wasn't enough, it decided that it would take George Michael from us too. And on Christmas day? Really?

If you hadn't heard yet, Michael, born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, the singer made famous with songs like “Last Christmas” and “Careless Whisper,” has died at age 53.

Without dwelling on the why, where, and all those other W's, let's take a look at some of the movies and television shows that have been graced by his songs. But be warned...the sheer number of movies and TV shows that featured “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” will knock you all the way back to last Christmas.

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go


The Fall Guy

  • Starring: Lee Majors
  • Episode: Spring Break (1985)

Beavis and Butt-Head

  • Starring: Beavis, Butt-Head
  • Episode: Customers Suck (1993)

3rd Rock from the Sun

  • Starring: John Lithgow, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Episode: The Dicks They Are A-Changin' (1996)

This Life

  • Starring: Andrew Lincoln
  • Episode: Apocalypse Wow! (1997)

Family Guy

  • Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, Mila Kunis. Alex Borstein
  • Episode: Jungle Love (2005)


  • Starring: James Roday, Dulé Hill
  • Episode: Who Ya Gonna Call? (2006)


  • Starring: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
  • Episode: Guilty Pleasures (2013)

American Dad!

  • Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
  • Episode: The Unincludeds (2016)


The Wedding Singer (1998)

  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

Charlie's Angels (2000)

  • Starring: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

Zoolander (2001)

  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

  • Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Happy Feet 2 (2011)

  • Starring: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink

Zoolander 2 (2016)

  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor

Sausage Party (2016)

  • Starring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill

Careless Whisper


Knight Rider

  • Starring: David Hasselhoff
  • Episode: Knight in Retreat (1985)

American Idol

  • Starring: Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson
  • Episode: Army of the Mediocre (2002)


  • Starring: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord
  • Episode: Off The Rails (2009)


A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

  • Starring: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell

Baby Mama (2008)

  • Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver. Greg Kinnear

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

  • Starring: John Cusack, Sebastian Stan, Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca

Blended (2014)

  • Starring:Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

  • Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett

Deadpool (2016)

  • Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Brianna Hildebrand

I Want Your Sex


Eli Stone

  • Starring: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine
  • Episode: I Want Your Sex (2008)


Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

  • Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold




  • Starring: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley
  • Episode: My Own American Girl (2003)

Will & Grace

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James Burrows
  • Starring: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes
  • Episode: Saving Grace, Again: Part 1 (2004)

Cold Case

  • Starring: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn
  • Episode: Churchgoing People (2003)


  • Starring: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps
  • Episode: Wilson (2009)

The Office

  • Starring: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson
  • Episode: Here Comes Treble (2012)


Very Bad Things (1998)

  • Starring: Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Daniel Stern

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

  • Starring: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth,

Freedom '90


The King of Queens

  • Starring: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller
  • Episode: Bed Spread (2003)


I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel

The Nanny Diaries (2007)

  • Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Chris Evans

Last Christmas


The Office

  • Starring: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman
  • Episode: Christmas Special (2003)


  • Starring: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
  • Episode: A Very Glee Christmas (2010)

The Mindy Project

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Universal/3 Arts Entertainment
  • Starring: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks
  • Episode: Christmas (2014)


The Holiday (2006)

  • Starring:Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

  • Starring: Ezra Miller, Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

What was your favorite appearance of a George Michael song on the big/small screen? Reminisce in the comments!


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