Retro Video: WHAM! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go from Wham is pretty much the 80s summed up in 3 minutes and 40 seconds. When your kids ask about the 80's just show them this video (and 16 Candles and Family Ties) 

George Michael says the title came from a note that his Wham partner Andrew Ridgley left for his parents that was supposed to say "wake me up before you go" but he accidentally wrote "up" twice so he added a second "go" to be funny.  

George on "Go-Go": "I just wanted to make a really energetic pop record that had all the best elements of Fifties and Sixties records, combined with our attitude and our approach, which is obviously more uptempo and a lot younger than some of those records. It's one of those tracks that gets rid of a lot of your own personal influences; it reminds me of so many different records that I couldn't actually nail them down. I'd done a demo at home that just had a bass line and a vocal on it. Usually, I write the record in my head; I know what all the parts are going to be and I sing them to all our musicians. And it was great. ... We actually did it as a rehearsal." 

 

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