Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

November 30, 2021

Today’s pick of the day is the song “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by the English duo Wham! The single quickly became the number one hit in the UK and the US. 

Fun Facts

  • George Michael was born Georgios Panayiotou.

  • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” was the first Wham! song to be recorded for their Make It Big album, which was released on May 14, 1984.

  • Wham! recorded the song in Sarm West Studios in England.

  • The hit single was certified platinum in the United States.

  • The song’s catchy video was directed by the talented Andy Morahan, a sought after director in his heydays.

  • The song’s inspiration came from a note written to one of the singer’s mothers asking to wake him up before she left.

  • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” rose to the top of the Billboard’s Hot 100 in the United States. The song held the first place spot for three whole weeks.

  • In the UK, the song was also a hit, taking fourth place in the UK singles chart and winning the English heartthrobs adoring fans. The song soon rose to the top after seven days.

Lyrics:

( Musixmatch)

Jitterbug

Jitterbug

Jitterbug

Jitterbug

You put the boom-boom into my heart

You send my soul sky-high

When your lovin’ starts

Jitterbug into my brain

Goes a bang-bang-bang

‘Til my feet do the same

But something’s bugging me

Something ain’t right

My best friend told me

What you did last night

You 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 wanna 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 wanna hit that high, yeah yeah

You take the grey skies outta my way

You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day

You turned a bright spark into a flame

My beats per minute never been the same

‘Cause you’re my lady

I’m your fool

It makes me crazy when you act so cruel

Come on baby

Let’s not fight

We’ll go dancing

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 wanna 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 wanna hit that high, yeah yeah yeah, baby

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

(Jitterbug)

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 wanna 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

Wake me up before you go-go

Don’t you dare to leave me hanging on like a yo-yo

Take me dancing

A boom-boom-boom-boom, oh!

A boom-boom-boom-boom (Yeah, yeah)

(Take me dancing tonight) Yeah!

Yeah, yeah

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