At the end of 2005, I ranked my 10 favourite songs of the calendar year. At the top of that list was "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire.
Here's what I wrote about the tune back then:
1. Arcade Fire's Wake Up
I'm not sure this song qualifies for this list, but it's my site and I'll do as I please! From an album that was released in 2004, this was my favourite song of 2005. I've rambled on about it before. It's a perfect single and still a delight to hear. I see it's finally cracked the top ten of the Thursday 30 at CFNY Edge 102. Reaching #1 is only a matter of time.
I just watched the trailer for Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, based on the Maurice Sendak children's book of the same name. I was pleased to hear a slowed down version of Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" playing overtop the scenes.
Here's the Where the Wild Things Are trailer, featuring Arcade Fire's "Wake Up."