Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
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The single talks of a man who refuses to believe that his longtime love is leaving him for another man after hearing gossip from neighbors (in this case, Four Tops members Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir and Lawrence Payton and The Andantes) about the woman leaving him behind his back.
Failing to be convinced, the lead singer, Levi Stubbs, pleads somebody to "shake him and wake him up" when, he believes, the nightmare "is over".
When he finally sees his woman with someone else, he still believes he's in a dream.
Claude François, French singer and composer, covered the French version of that song as Réveille-moi (lit. "Wake me (up)").
It was on Shaun Cassidy's album Wasp in 1980.
- Lead vocals by Levi Stubbs
- Background vocals by Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Lawrence Payton, and The Andantes (Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, and Louvain Demps)
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
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