Wake Up (5:35)

Cover of Funeral

From Funeral and 30 other releases

“Wake Up” is an indie rock song by Canadian rock band Arcade Fire. It was the fifth and final single released from the band’s debut album, Funeral. The single was released as a one-sided 7” vinyl record on November 14, 2005.

“Wake Up” was played as the pre-game intro song at New York Rangers games during the 2006-2007 season. It is currently used as the intro song for Premier League club Aston Villa.

This song was played during the beginning of the U2’s Vertigo Tour shows, usually followed by “City of Blinding Lights”. A brief snippet of the song’s pre-concert appearance opens U2’s concert film Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago.

In 2009, “Wake Up” was predominately used in a trailer for the film adaptation of “Where the Wild Things Are” by Spike Jonze.

In 2010, “Wake Up” was used in promotional material for the National Football League during the television airing of the Super Bowl.

The beginning of “Wake Up” is played every Friday in the last segment of the Dan Patrick Show.

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  • jpzitoleopold

    tfw don't have voice to sing this right

    15 Mar 1:59pm Reply
  • emergingsynergy

    Children wake up. Hold your mistake up, Before they turn the summer into dust. If the children don't grow up, our bodies get bigger But our hearts get torn up: We're just a million little gods causing rain storms turning every good thing to rust. I guess we'll just have to adjust. With my lighning bolts a-glowin', I can see where i am going to be when the reaper, he reaches and touches my hand. With my lighning bolts a-glowin', I can see where I am goin'. Better look out below!

    8 Mar 6:06pm Reply
  • ickleeeeee

    I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU [7]

    3 Mar 7:31pm Reply
  • ampi_22

    I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU [6]

    3 Feb 2:36am Reply
  • ness18

    I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU [5]

    2 Feb 12:30am Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Such a powerful song, loved how it was used on 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

    28 Jan 4:49am Reply
  • stringmanuk

    If that's a massive sneeze, electricmonster, bless you!

    9 Jan 1:17pm Reply
  • JapaneseTaco

    I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU [4]

    7 Jan 4:28pm Reply
  • electricmonster

    ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lightwarrior179

    This used to give me goosebumps back when I was young. Still does. Such a powerful song and the pro-environment message just adds to it.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • karmapolice41

    somehow i managed to not get into this song all this time its been out and just discovered it a few days ago. this is an incredible song.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PleasedTaMeetYa

    "Now that I'm older, my heart's colder." Sad but he speaks the truth.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU [3]

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • XDRory

    "Worst track on the album. Reminds me of U2 and that is... blah. With less pompous arrangement would be great though." What the fuck is wrong with you

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SilentDisco94

    Like tasting tangible childhood memories, like grasping fantasy and licking it for a well-deserved high. Beautiful and potent.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • missFabina

    oohoohhoooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhooooooohhoohh![2]

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • KeirKnight

    Leeds festival 2010. Never forget.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AwesomeMatthew

    It's funny that I got Arcade Fire to play on my radio station right after I heard "This Fire" by Franz Ferdinand.

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • iamtheradiohead

    oohoohhoooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhooooooohhoohh!

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BrigidGH

    We're just a million little gods causing rainstorms, turning every good thing to rust ... <3

    5 May 2013 Reply
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