Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wham!: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" became Wham!'s first UK number one hit. The song also went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. The catchy song was written by group member George Michael. The music video was memorable for the clothes, which bacame a lasting sartorial image for the 1980s as a decade. T-shirt designs, which said "CHOOSE LIFE" and "GO GO", became such sought-after fashion items of the year. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" is continued being used in pop culture. Shows like The Peabrains, Saturday Night Live, Family Guy and movies like The Wedding Singer and Talladega Nights. Its also in the film Zoolander, which plays in the background during a gasoline fight scene which results in some models deaths. It's obvious this song has a continuous impact on society and is continued being used in other cultural references.
Wham!, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. Make It Big. Columbia Records, FC 39595, 1984.
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