The other day, I mentioned that my top song of the aughts was still to come later this year. Well guess what? It’s… not “Wake Up”. But if it were, that wouldn’t be a bad choice. Rolling Stone and NME put “Wake Up” in the top 50 songs of the decade. Pitchfork named Funeral the second best album of the decade and “Wake Up” is perhaps the album’s best track and certainly it’s most widely recognized one, thanks to some Super Bowl commercials and the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN radio.
Of course, not everybody knew who Arcade Fire was a couple years ago. Then, they won a Grammy for Album of the Year, beating out the likes of Lady Gaga, Eminem, Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum and people spazzed out. But now more people know about Arcade Fire. But maybe you still don’t know about Arcade Fire. If not, I suggest you take a listen to “Wake Up” and then go out and buy their albums, because if you don’t know about Arcade Fire, hipsters might kill you:
Wake Up – Arcade Fire