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Wham had a No.1 hit with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ (1984)

Wham had a No.1 hit with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ (1984)

“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” is a song by the English duo Wham!, first released as a single in the UK on 14 May 1984. It became their first UK and US number one hit. The music video features Michael and Ridgeley wearing oversized message T-shirts (“CHOOSE LIFE”) created by Katharine Hamnett, starting a craze covered in the 2002 VH1 series I Love the 80s. The song was ranked number 28 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s.

Activity Ideas:

  • Test your knowledge with a Musical moments 80s quiz – here
  • Have a listen to this famous hit – here
  • And other Wham! hits such as Club Tropicana – here