Wake Me Up

Avicii

About Wake Me Up

"Wake Me Up" is a song by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, released as the lead single from his debut studio album True, released on CD and cassette by PRMD Music and Universal Music Group's Island Records on 17 June 2013. "Wake Me Up" was written by Avicii, Mike Einziger, and Aloe Blacc. American soul singer Aloe Blacc provides vocals for the track and Mike Einziger of Incubus provides acoustic guitar. Peter Dyer also provides keyboard on the song. Avicii introduced "Wake Me Up!" for the first time live on stage at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The experimental rendering (it was accompanied by a live band with instruments and vocalists, including Blacc, Einziger and Incubus members Ben Kenney on bass and José Pasillas on drums) reportedly confused and angered a section of the electronic dance festival community. Subsequently, Avicii achieved critical and commercial success with the release of the single worldwide. Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' has been named as the highest charting dance track of the decade (2010-2019), sitting at No. 13 in the 100-strong list from the official UK Singles Chart.  


Year:
2017
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Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start
They tell me I'm too young to understand
They say I'm caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes
Well that's fine by me

So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn't know I was lost

So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn't know I was lost

I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don't have any plans
Wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life's a game made for everyone
And love is a prize

So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn't know I was lost

So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
I didn't know I was lost

I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know

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Avicii

Tim Bergling, (born 8 September 1989), known professionally as Avicii (pronounced ə-VEE-chee), is a Swedish DJ, remixer, model, and record producer. Avicii ranked No. 6 on the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine in 2011, and ranked even higher coming at No. 3 on the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine in 2012. more »

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Written by: Tim Bergling, Michael Aaron Einziger, Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins

Lyrics © CONSALAD CO., Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Record-Breaking Success
"Wake Me Up" became one of the biggest hits of 2013. It was the first song to reach 200 million streams on Spotify and currently has over 1.8 billion streams.
Iconic Collaboration
The track features vocals from Aloe Blacc, who is an American soul artist. His voice provided an ideal mix with Avicii's house music style, leading to a unique blend that was appreciated worldwide.
Innovative Fusion
Avicii introduced a new sound in this song by merging electronic music with elements of folk and country. This fresh approach proved to be a game-changer and positively impacted electronic dance music.
Chart-Topping Performance
The song topped the charts in more than 20 countries, including Avicii's home country, Sweden, along with Australia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK.
Critics' Acclaim
"Wake Me Up" received positive reviews from music critics. They praised its catchy melody, impactful vocals, and innovative fusion of genres.
Award Nominations
The song received nominations for various prestigious awards, including the Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards.
Groovy Music Video
The song's music video, which focuses on a young woman feeling out of place in her city and finding her tribe in the countryside, has amassed more than 2 billion views on YouTube.
Posthumous Success
Sadly, Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) died in 2018, but "Wake Me Up" continues to be one of his most popular and beloved tracks, showcasing the lasting impact of his music.
Inspiring Lyrics
The song's lyrics are often interpreted as a young person's yearning for a path in life, making it resonate with people of all age groups.
Production Details
"Wake Me Up" was co-written by Avicii, Aloe Blacc, and Mike Einziger of the band Incubus. It was composed in the key of B minor and has a tempo of 124 beats per minute.

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