"Wake Up Boo!" is a song by the Boo Radleys that was released as a single in 1995 from the band's album Wake Up! The band had been underground for many years before this single thrust them into the limelight for the first (and only) time.
Though the song and album were successful, the band were accused of "selling out" by critics and some of their earlier fans, and by hopping on the "Britpop" bandwagon. Nevertheless, the song, backed by a bouncy and happy melody, reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart, and was the only time the band would reach the Top 10. The success of the single helped propel its parent album to #1 on the album charts.
The song itself has had a long-lasting legacy, frequently being used as background music in many British advertisements.
On October 26th 2009, BFBS Forces Radio launched its live Afghanistan studio output with the track after it topped a listeners poll seeking a suitable first track....