Wham!'s 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' soars past 1 billion streams


Sony Music has just shared news that Wham!'s iconic song, 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' has hit 1 billion streams worldwide.

"Thank you to all the fans across the globe for your continued love and support," the music company wrote.

Relive the energising track below:

George Michael once talked about how he wanted to create a "really energetic pop record that had all the best elements of Fifties and Sixties records". Combined with Michael and his partner Andrew Ridgeley's attitude and approach, the result was a more uptempo and modern compared to their inspirations from the 50s/60s.

"It's one of those tracks that gets rid of a lot of your own personal influences; it reminds me of so many different records that I couldn't actually nail them down," Michael explained.

The song was inspired from a scribbled note that Ridgeley had left for his parents that read "wake me up before you go" but he accidentally wrote "up" twice and decided to finish the sentence with a double "go".