Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Best Song Ever: Wake Up Little Susie

The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie

I don't think it's wrong to assume that calling "Wake Up Little Susie" the best song ever goes beyond just the personal opinion of this blog. The Everly Brothers were quite the pop songsmiths in their hayday, and throughout the years they've been covered by everybody from the Beach Boys to the Beachwood Sparks.

Their true gem for me is this song, as it the most timeless. It doesn't completely rely on the easy emotions of love and actually tells a tale that is still relevant to this day: who hasn't stayed out a bit too late with someone you may or not be going steady with, possibly passed out from too much fucking or getting high and you miss your curfew? Brilliant stuff.

Fun fact: according to the Wikipedia entry for the "Wake Up Little Susie" single, George W. Bush declared it his all time favourite song on Oprah back in 2000, though he erroneously thought it to be by Buddy Holly: smooth.

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