Wake Up Everybody

Album: Wake Up Everybody (1975)
Charted: 23 12

Songfacts®:

  • This was their last Top 40 hit with drummer/lead singer Teddy Pendergrass. He left for a solo career that was cut short by an automobile accident. David Ebo became lead singer in 1976, after Pendergrass's departure. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL

Comments: 12

  • Cheryl Dohman from PaWith all the turmoil going on today, this song is still so relevant. Forty five years have passed since this song was 1st sung and the message is still so important ... actually more important than ever right now. Let's do the right thing in 2020 and WAKE UP EVERYBODY and do the right thing !!! Love one another and treat each other with respect and dignity. We are all one and should treat each other that way.
  • Blinda Lee Shako from Bowie MdThis is a testimony to the power of music to inspire, prophesied and unite. Its relevant now, because that's how long we have been struggling!
  • Charles from MinnesotaThey left to young tried to help the Tiny Blue Dot.
  • Donna from Tinley ParkWe need this now more than ever.
  • Audrey Spooner from UkLyrics are so true for this time all over the word.
  • Markantney from Biloxi, Ms1. Great song, great message.
    2. As a Kid (in the "Hood"), I'm not lying when I say/write, the radio stations in my area (R&B ones from New Orleans-Mobile AL) PLAYed this song Every Morning, from late 1975-around 1979 or so?

    They started replaying I believe sometime in the late 80s and again in the mid 90s.

    HM&BNs was a great group with Teddy's lead vocals.
  • Dee from Cherry Hill, NjThs truly is a great song. I love the lyric's. May teddy rest in peace-this one will go down as one of he great all time hits ever!
  • Char from Crockett , TxI too agree with the previous comments! This song is indeed a true classic, and it does still hold true today. I was actually in the audience, as a youngster in the late 70's, when the group performed this song live at a school in Grapeland, Texas. It was very touching and I will never forget it. RIP Teddy.
  • John from Nashville, Tn"Wake Up Everybody" was written by Gene McFadden and John Whitehead who would have a million seller of their own four years later with "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".
  • Jeff from Austin, TxThis song is a true classic, that not enough people know about. Easily one of the best songs of the 70s
  • Scott from Palm Desert, CaExcellent song. Like the previous comment said it still holds true today in 2007 32 years after its release.
  • William from New Orleans, LaGreat song! I first heard it in 1975. It still sound good, and it's 2007.They don't make 'em like that anymore. Sorry rappers, your not even in the ball park. The song spoke of he problems back then. It still holds true now, only ten times worse!!
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