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The Everly Brothers

Wake Up Little Susie

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  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1960
  • 1937

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“Wake Up Little Susie” is a popular song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and published in 1957. The song is best known in a recording by The Everly Brothers, issued by Cadence Records as catalog number 1337. The song reached number one on the Billboard Pop chart and the Cash Box Best Selling Records chart, despite having been banned from Boston radio stations for lyrics that, at the time, were considered suggestive. “Wake Up Little Susie” also spent seven weeks atop the Billboard country chart and got to number two on the UK Singles Chart. The song was ranked at #311 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show during the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Governor George W. Bush named “Wake Up... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Wake up, little Susie, wake up

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This song is listed #311 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by The Everly Brothers (See Charts): You'Re My Girl, Bird Dog, Let It Be Me, Love Hurts, Stories We Could Tell, Gone, Gone, Gone, So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad), Cathy'S Clown, When Will I Be Loved / Be-Bop-A-Lula, and Lucille / So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad).

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