Wake Me up Before You Go-Go
Wham! Lyrics


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Jitterbug
Jitterbug
Jitterbug
Jitterbug

You put the boom boom into my heart (hoo, hoo)
You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts
Jitterbug into my brain (yeah, yeah)
Goes a bang-bang-bang 'til my feet do the same
But something's bugging you (ha-ha, ha-ha)
Something ain't right (ha-ha, ha-ha)
My best friend told me what you did last night (ha-ha, ha-ha)
Left me sleepin' in my bed (ha-ha, ha-ha)
I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead (ha-ha)

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 want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go-go
'Cause I'm not plannin' 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 out of my way (hoo, hoo)
You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
Turned a bright spark into a flame (yeah, yeah)
My beats per minute never been the same
'Cause you're my lady, I'm your fool (ha-ha, ha-ha)
It makes me crazy when you act so cruel (ha-ha, ha-ha)
Come on, baby, let's not fight (ha-ha, ha-ha)
We'll go dancing, everything will be all right (ha-ha)

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 want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go-go
'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
Wake me up before you go-go
Take me dancing tonight
I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Jitterbug (baby)
Jitterbug (woo)

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 want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go-go
'Cause I'm not plannin' 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)
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
(Leave me hanging on like a yo-yo, yo-yo, yo)
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
(Take me dancing)
(A boom-boom-boom-boom, oh)
Wake me up before you go-go
'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
(A boom-boom-boom-boom)
Wake me up before you go-go (ah)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Take me dancing tonight





Ooh ah
Yeah

Overall Meaning

The song "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! is a lively and upbeat song about being in love and wanting to be with someone all the time. The lyrics convey the idea that the person's partner brings joy and energy into their life in a way that makes them want to dance and sing. The use of the words "jitterbug" and "boom boom" give a sense of movement and excitement. The line "you put the boom boom into my heart" shows how the person's partner has made them feel alive and happy.


However, there is also an element of conflict in the song, reflected in the lines "something's bugging you, something ain't right" and "my best friend told me what you did last night". These lines suggest that there is something going on between the two people that is causing some tension or uncertainty. The chorus line "wake me up before you go-go, don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo" could be interpreted as the singer wanting reassurance that their partner will always be there.


Overall, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" is a fun and catchy pop song that celebrates the highs of being in love while acknowledging the insecurities that can come along with it.


Line by Line Meaning

Jitterbug
Repeating the word 'Jitterbug'


Jitterbug
Repeating the word 'Jitterbug'


Jitterbug
Repeating the word 'Jitterbug'


Jitterbug
Repeating the word 'Jitterbug'


You put the boom boom into my heart (hoo, hoo)
You make me feel happy, energized, and in love


You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts
When we're together and in love, it feels like my soul is lifted and euphoric


Jitterbug into my brain (yeah, yeah)
You're always on my mind, and I can't stop thinking about you


Goes a bang-bang-bang 'til my feet do the same
My heart beats fast when I think about you, and it makes me want to dance


But something's bugging you (ha-ha, ha-ha)
There's something wrong with you or our relationship, and it's bothering me


Something ain't right (ha-ha, ha-ha)
I can sense that something's off, and I'm worried about it


My best friend told me what you did last night (ha-ha, ha-ha)
My best friend informed me of something you did last night that makes me upset


Left me sleepin' in my bed (ha-ha, ha-ha)
I woke up alone and without you, which makes me feel abandoned


I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead (ha-ha)
I dreamed about you, but I wish you were really with me instead


Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave without waking me up first


Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Don't leave me feeling uncertain and confused about our relationship


I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
I don't want to miss the happy and exciting moments we share


'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
I want to be with you and not alone


Take me dancing tonight
Let's go out and have fun together


You take the grey skies out of my way (hoo, hoo)
You make me feel happy and positive when everything else seems bleak


You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
You make my life better and more joyful


Turned a bright spark into a flame (yeah, yeah)
You turned my initial spark of interest into a full-blown passion for you


My beats per minute never been the same
My heart beats fast when I think about you, and it's a new feeling for me


'Cause you're my lady, I'm your fool (ha-ha, ha-ha)
You're the person I'm devoted to, and I'm willing to do anything to make you happy


It makes me crazy when you act so cruel (ha-ha, ha-ha)
It hurts me when you're mean, and it drives me insane


Come on, baby, let's not fight (ha-ha, ha-ha)
Let's resolve our issues and be happy together


We'll go dancing, everything will be all right (ha-ha)
Let's go out and have fun together, and our relationship will improve


Cuddle up, baby, move in tight
Let's snuggle and get physically close to one another


We'll go dancing tomorrow night
Let's make plans to go out and have fun together soon


It's cold out there, but it's warm in bed
It's best to stay in and be intimate with each other instead of going out in the cold


They can dance, we'll stay home instead
We don't need to go out and dance when we can stay home and be together


Wake me up before you go-go (don't you dare)
Make sure you wake me up before you leave, no matter what


(Leave me hanging on like a yo-yo, yo-yo, yo)
Don't leave me feeling confused and sad about our relationship


(Take me dancing)
Let's go out and dance together


(A boom-boom-boom-boom, oh)
Implements the repetitive 'boom-boom' sound effect


'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
I don't want to be alone or without you


(A boom-boom-boom-boom)
Implements the repetitive 'boom-boom' sound effect


(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Exclaims affirmative agreement


Take me dancing tonight
Let's go out and have fun together


Ooh ah
Exclaims excitement


Yeah
Exclaims agreement




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: George Michael

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@charlesmott9422

I'm in my late 70's. I remember when this song was released. My girlfriend and I danced and danced to this song. We loved it. I am still dancing, only alone now. My dog thinks the old man has lost it because I dance around the house when I listen to this song. ...I turn the volume up and I know the neighbors say, "he is partying again"..LOL---- UPDATE: Sept. 12, 2022: Just wanted you my friends, to know I celebrated my 80th birthday and danced to "Wake Me Up Before You Go GO". I lost my dog a few months ago due to cancer. He was with me nearly 18 years. I sure miss the little guy. The kind comments you left below and emails, have made this old man smile and laugh. I wish you all the best. Please stay well and keep in touch.
Dec. 25, 2022: Just want to wish all of you nice people Happy Holidays and to thank you for the nice notes you send me. You are the best. Stay well and let us keep on dancing. I plan to give all of you a New Year's eve toast while I am dancing to "Wake Me Up Before You Go".
Hugs to all of you.

@connor4868

Hey dude! I think you're cool for still dancing to this song! Let your neighbours think you're a crazy old man, everyone here knows you're cool as hell! We'll all be dancing with you!

@charlesmott9422

@@connor4868 Thanks Connor. Stay safe.

@francinebautista1918

Awwww this is so wholesome!

@GordonSucksAtLife

Who cares ? As long as you feel good and enjoy it ! That’s what music is all about ! Plus.
you can enjoy this nostalgica :)

@hollowness723

Dancing with you! So you are not alone

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@gregmitlag209

Don't worry the 80's will be back in 60 years.

@danielortman2534

at the rate things are going, people will be praising Nickleback for their musical range by then.

@MegahornDK

@@danielortman2534 Nickelback rocks!!!

@danielortman2534

@@MegahornDK I love Knickeback's one song that they have stretched out and made into dozens of beautiful pieces of music. My point is they are no David Bowie when it comes to diversity in sound. All their music sounds the same and has for a while.

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