Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' Turns 7 Today

Today marks 7 years since the release of Avicii's iconic track, "Wake Me Up". Avicii, also known as Tim Bergling, first debuted the single at Ultra Miami in 2013. The crowd full of headbangers did not resonate with the song at the time and booed the stage. 

Track vocalist Aloe Blacc told SPIN last year:

“When we performed at Ultra, it was just awkward. I don’t think even the sound people knew what they were doing. Everybody else at the festival had air cannons and pyro and half-naked girls dancing onstage. Then here comes Tim with drums, banjo, fiddle, guitar, and three singers.”

Although the crowd initially didn't like it, Bergling was confident he had made a hit and that it would grow on people. It turns out his intuition was right. "Wake Me Up" became the chant of EDM. It logged 26 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking records left and right. 

It's safe to say we can all resonate with this song more than ever in 2020. 

Take a trip down memory lane with the iconic music video below. 

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