WAKE IT UP!!!
This song just popped into my head–so we are going to run with it. The song was produced, written and arranged by American musician Rick James for their second album Only Four You (1985). It was released as the album’s lead single in October 1984 through Gordy Records. In the United States, the single went to number one on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart in April 1985 and remained atop the chart for two weeks. It was also a top-ten hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Black Singles chart, peaking at number seven on the Hot 100 in June 1985 and remained in the Top 40 for 12 weeks. It is the group’s biggest hit and their only Top 40 hit, although they have had other singles succeed on both the Black Singles and Hot Dance/Disco charts. Let’s go back—way back- to 1984 with the Mary Jane Girls’ ‘In My House’!