Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wham!

About Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" is a song by the English duo Wham!, first released as a single in the UK on 14 May 1984. It became their first UK and US number one hit. It was written and produced by George Michael. The single was certified Platinum in the US, which at the time commemorated sales of over two million copies. The music video features Michael and Ridgely wearing oversized message T-shirts (“CHOOSE LIFE”) created by Katharine Hamnett, starting a craze covered in the 2002 VH1 series I Love the 80s. In 2015, the song was voted by the British public as the nation's 13th favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV. It was also ranked number 28 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s. 


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You put the boom boom into my heart,
You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts.
Jitterbug into my brain,
Goes bang bang bang till my feet do the same.

But something's bugging me
Something ain't right
My best friend told me
Where you were last night.

Left me sleeping
In my bed.
I was dreaming
But I should've been with you instead.

Wake me up before you go go,
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo.
Wake me up before you go go,
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go go,
'Cause I'm not planning on going solo.
Wake me up before you go go,
Take me dancing tonight.
I want to hit that high

You get the gray skies outta my way,
You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day.
Turn a mere spark into a flame,
My beats per minute never been the same.

'Cause you're my lady,
I'm your fool.
Makes me crazy
When you act so cruel.

C'mon baby,
Let's not fight.
We'll go dancing
And everything will be alright.

Wake me up before you go go,
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo.
Wake me up before you go go,
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go go,
'Cause I'm not planning on going solo.
Wake me up before you go go,
Take me dancing tonight.
I want to hit that high

Cuddle up baby,
Move in tight.
We'll go dancing tomorrow night.

It's cold out there
But it's warm in bed.
They can dance,
We'll stay home instead.

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Wham!

Wham! were a British musical duo formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in the early 1980s. They were briefly known in the United States as Wham! UK due to a naming conflict with a lesser known American band. more »

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Written by: George Michael

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Formation of Wham!
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" was recorded and sung by the British duo Wham! comprising George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, who formed the band in 1981.
Hit Single
The song was released as a single in 1983 from their second studio album "Make It Big" and is considered one of their biggest hits.
Number One Hit
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" reached number one on charts in the USA, UK, and over 20 other countries worldwide. It was Wham!'s first number-one hit in the United States.
Inspiration
The song was supposedly inspired by a note Andrew Ridgeley, the other member of Wham!, left for his parents; he accidentally inverted the phrase "wake me up up before you go" resulting in the repeated 'go'.
Music Video
The music video of the song features the band members, backup singers and fans having a big '50s-style jukebox dance party.
Mood and Style
The song is recognized for its upbeat tune, representative of British pop music. It also marked a visible departure from Wham!'s earlier works which were more angst-driven.
Iconic Fashion
This song and its video are also famous for popularizing the 'Choose Life' slogan t-shirts, which became a symbol of the 1980s pop culture.
Grammy Nomination
Wham! were nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals" category in 1985 for this song.
Cultural References
The song has been featured in several films and television shows, including Zoolander, Step Brothers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Glee, among others, showcasing its continuing cultural impact.
Farewell Concert
During Wham!'s final concert at Wembley Stadium in 1986, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" was performed as the final encore stretching the song's popularity over their career.

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