"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.
'NME ranked "Wake Up" as the 25th best song of the 2000s. Rolling Stone ranked "Wake Up" as the 42nd best song of the 2000s.
As of June 2010, "Wake Up" holds the #6 spot on Rate Your Music's Top Singles of the 2000s.
A live version of the song performed with David Bowie appears on the 2005 Live EP (Live at Fashion Rocks).
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.
"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 clubs Aston Villa, Burnley and, since 2005, by Irish Premier League champions Linfield.
A new version of the song was recorded for and featured in the trailer for the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are.
Arcade Fire licensed "Wake Up" to play in commercials...