Social Media is Bonkers for ‘Whamageddon’
Suffice it to say, if you've been listening to our (sister) Holiday Music Station, 104.5 KDAT at any length this month, we appreciate it. But you're also probably already out of the running in the game that is sweeping social media this holiday season. You can find out more about the "Whamageddon Challenge" at Lifehacker. But be warned, some of the language in the rule book is not too suitable for work, so I will rehash it for you here.
- The basic objective: Go as long as possible between December 1-24, without hearing "Last Christmas" by Wham!
- You're eliminated from the game as soon as you hear it.
- Only the original version applies. Any subsequent remake by any other artist does not count, so you can listen to the versions done by Taylor Swift, Jimmy Eat World, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ariana Grande and others to your heart's content.
- Post on social media with the hashtag "#whamageddon" when you "get hit"/hear the song.
Keep in mind, it's all in good fun. Even if you're already out of the running based on the above criteria, this could be a fun little party game to condense into a shorter time span to play at the office Christmas party or with friends or relatives visiting for the holiday. Above all else, thank you for listening.