Wake Up (Hilary Duff song)

Wake Up (Hilary Duff song)

Infobox Single
Name = Wake Up

Cover size =
Border =
Caption =
Artist = Hilary Duff
Album = Most Wanted
A-side =
B-side =
Released = Start date|2005|7|12
(see release history)
Format = CD single, digital download
Recorded =
Genre = Pop rock, teen pop
Length = 3:38
Label = Hollywood
Writer = Hilary Duff, The Dead Executives (Joel Madden, Benji Madden)
Producer = The Dead Executives
Audio sample? = no
Certification = Gold (RIAA)
Last single =
This single =
Next single =
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Hilary Duff
Type = American/Australian singles
Last single = "Someone's Watching over Me"
This single = "Wake Up"
Next single = "Beat of My Heart"
Extra chronology
Artist = Hilary Duff
Type = European singles
Last single = "Come Clean"
This single = "Wake Up"
Next single = "Fly"
Extra track listing
Album = Most Wanted
Type = compilation
prev_track =
prev_no =
this_track = "Wake Up"
track_no = 1
next_track = "The Getaway"
next_no = 2

"Wake Up" is a pop song co-written by Hilary Duff, Joel Madden and Benji Madden, and co-produced by the Maddens for Duff's fourth album, "Most Wanted" (2005). It was released as the album's first single in 2005 (see 2005 in music).


According to Duff, the song "makes you want to forget about all the pressure of dealing with your boss, or your teacher, or your mom, or [whoever] . It's about getting out and not forgetting to have some fun."Tecson, Brandee J. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1505821/20050718/story.jhtml "Hilary Draws The Line At Collaborating With Good Charlotte"] . MTV News. July 18 2005. Retrieved August 16 2006.] She described the song's style as "very dancey, kind of pop — not '80s, but kind of with that in it, so it's very fun." [Tecson, Brandee J. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1503561/06062005/duff_hilary.jhtml "Cheaper By The Duo? Hilary Duff Teams Up With Madden Brothers For New LP"] . MTV News. June 6 2005. Retrieved August 16 2005.]

Bill Lamb of About.com hailed it as the "pop anthem of summer 2005" and that "the singalong chorus is nearly perfect and a great one to share with friends". He gave it a 4.5 star rating, commenting that it is a perfect beach pop anthem. [Lamb, Bill. [http://top40.about.com/od/singles/gr/wakeuphduff.htm "Wake Up - Hilary Duff"] . About.com. Retrieved December 9 2006.]

Chart performance

In the United States, "Wake Up" was released to mainstream top 40 radio on July 12 2005, [http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2007 "Available for Airplay - 2005 - 7/12/05 Mainstream"] . FMBQ. Retrieved July 4 2007.] and it was the most requested song on Radio Disney the following month. [Whitmire, Margo. [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001020095 "Duff Is 'Most Wanted' On Billboard Album Chart"] . "Billboard". August 24 2005. Retrieved August 16 2006.] Largely because of high digital download sales, the single entered the U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100 at number twenty-nine in mid-August, the week's highest debut. [Cohen, Jonathan. [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001021383 "No Budging Mariah's 'Together' At No. 1"] . "Billboard". August 25 2005. Retrieved August 16 2006.] It spent two weeks in the top forty and six on the Hot 100, and it also reached the top forty on "Billboard"'s Pop 100 chart. In October 2005, the RIAA certified "Wake Up" gold for its download sales. [ [http://www.riaa.com/gp/database/default.asp "Gold & Platinum - Searchable Database"] . RIAA. Retrieved August 16 2006.]

"Wake Up" was more successful outside the U.S. It was released in the UK in late October and debuted at number seven, Duff's highest position on the singles chart there; [Sexton, Paul. [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001392548 "Westlife, Robbie Williams Top U.K. Charts"] . "Billboard". October 31 2005. Retrieved August 16 2006.] it stayed in the top forty for six weeks. In Ireland, it peaked inside the top five in its third week, and in Australia, it reached number fifteen, remaining in the top forty for eleven weeks. Its success across most of Continental Europe was limited: in Norway, it reached the top five, but it peaked outside the top twenty in France (where it remained on the chart for nineteen weeks), Switzerland and the Netherlands, and it did not reach the top forty in Sweden, Austria or Germany. "Wake Up" is the Most Successful song by any artist in the Hollywood Records Label in the UK, with the highest peak position at #7.

Music video

The music video for "Wake Up" was directed by Marc Webb, who had directed videos for The Used and My Chemical Romance. Duff said she was "a huge fan" of the bands with whom he had worked, so she "was really excited" about his participation in the video. She described the style of the video as "kind of grainy" and "a totally different look for me." Filmed in Toronto, Canada, [Staff report. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1504107/20050614/jackson_michael.jhtml "For The Record: Quick News On Michael Jackson, Green Day, Primus, Tori Amos, Bjork, Jane's Addiction & More"] . MTV News. June 14 2005. Retrieved July 10 2007.] it shows Duff leaving her home and journeying to nightclubs and parties in London, New York City, Paris and Tokyo. Duff said the video "moves really quickly" and "has all [these] quick pops ... it just shows that no matter where you are, people want [to do] the same things: they dance and they party". In each different city she is seen sporting a different look; for example, in Tokyo she wears a black wig, the experience of which inspired her to dye her hair dark after her tour.

The video's MTV premiere was on "Total Request Live" on July 15 2005, and it reached number one on the show's countdown on three non-consecutive days. [ [http://www.absolutetrl.net/records/recaparchive/2005_07.html "TRL Archive - July 2005"] . AbsoluteTRL. Retrieved August 16 2006.] [ [http://www.absolutetrl.net/records/recaparchive/2005_08.html "TRL Archive - August 2005"] . AbsoluteTRL. Retrieved August 16 2006.] After spending fifty days on the countdown, it was retired on October 6. [ [http://www.absolutetrl.net/records/recaparchive/2005_10.html "TRL Archive - October 2005"] . AbsoluteTRL. Retrieved August 16 2006.]

Track listings

;U.S. CD single
# "Wake Up" (album) – 3:37
# "Who's That Girl" (acoustic) – 3:25

;UK CD 1
# "Wake Up"
# "Wake Up" (DJ Kaya dance remix);UK CD 2
# "Wake Up"
# "Wake Up" (DJ Kaya Long-T mix)
# "Come Clean" (remix 2005)
# "Wake Up" (video)


Release history


External links

*YouTube|Mf0arR7dCQ4|Music video

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