“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” is a song by the British pop duo Wham!, consisting of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. It was released in May 1984 with “A Ray of Sunshine” on the B-side as a single from their second studio album “Make It Big.” The song is one of Wham!’s most well-known hits and is recognized for its upbeat and infectious pop sound. The song achieved massive commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Its catchy hooks and feel-good nature resonated with audiences, making it a staple of the 1980s pop music scene. The song was ranked number 28 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s.
“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” features a lively and danceable arrangement, characterized by its catchy melody, energetic beats, and the duo’s harmonized vocals. The song’s production captures the lively spirit of 1980s pop music.
The music video for “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” showcases George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in vibrant and colorful outfits, performing the song with energetic dance moves. The video’s exuberant visuals complement the song’s cheerful vibe. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” remains a nostalgic favorite and is often included in compilations and playlists celebrating the music of that era. Its infectious energy and catchy chorus have solidified its place as one of Wham!’s signature songs.