Tag: Andrew Ridgeley


This Day In Music, November 17th

On this day in 1984: Wham! went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” It was first released as a single in the U.K. on May 14, 1984. It became their first U.K. and U.S. #1 hit. It was written and produced by George Michael. The single was certified […]


This Day In Music, June 2nd

On this day in 1984: Wham! had their first U.K. #1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael , one half of the duo. Inspiration for the song was a scribbled note left by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for Andrew’s parents, originally intended to read “wake me up […]