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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  • EccentricFin

    seeing this live was one of the most *feely* things that I've heard so far- the atmosphere of unity and peace

    23 Sep 2:18am Reply
  • microchocochip

    Where The Wild Things Are....and always will be.

    16 Sep 8:45pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU [11]

    10 Sep 1:10pm Reply
  • SofiaWinchester

    Someone told me not to cry

    9 Sep 10:36pm Reply
  • capriccioso_

    probably the best and most meaningful song of the 00s, if not of all time

    15 Aug 6:36am Reply
  • Lila_Grace

    ...iiii caaan see where i am gooooin' to beeee when the reeeeaper he reeeaches and toooouches my haaand

    9 Aug 10:10pm Reply
  • theironictea

    Such a powerful song.

    3 Aug 10:24am Reply
  • Taboowill

    Where the wild things are

    26 Jul 10:45pm Reply
  • Marla_indie

    <3 I guess we'll just have to adjuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust.........(10)

    20 Jul 8:37pm Reply
  • MGMT-

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    5 Jul 4:31pm Reply
  • Thafoo-

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    24 Jun 4:00am Reply
  • biebshitler

    I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU [8]

    15 Jun 9:10pm Reply
  • WS9167

    if children.... don't grow up.... our bodies get bigger but our.... hearts get torn up.... WE'RE JUST A MILLION LITTLE GODS CAUSING RAINSTORMS TURNING EVERY GOOD THING TO RUST! I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ADJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Jun 1:27pm Reply
  • Wayne-pili

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ♥

    4 Jun 11:57am Reply
  • 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
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