Wake Up Dead

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"Wake Up Dead"
Single by Megadeth
from the album Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
GenreThrash metal
Songwriter(s)Dave Mustaine
  • Dave Mustaine
  • Randy Burns
Megadeth singles chronology
"Wake Up Dead"
"Peace Sells"
Music video
"Wake Up Dead" at YouTube

"Wake Up Dead" is a song by Megadeth, an American thrash metal band. It was a single from their second album, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986). It was written by Dave Mustaine. The band plays the song at many of their concerts. It is one of the songs that they play the most.[1] The song went on the UK Singles Chart in 1986.[2]

In 2022, Lamb of God made a cover version of the song with Mustaine. It was released on April 1, 2022.[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

"Wake Up Dead" was released as a single. It was released on 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl records. It was also released on cassette.

7-inch edition

  1. "Wake Up Dead"
  2. "Good Mourning/Black Friday"

12-inch edition

  1. "Wake Up Dead"
  2. "Black Friday (Live)
  3. "Devils Island (Live)

Cassette edition

  1. "Wake Up Dead"
  2. "Black Friday (Live)
  3. "Devils Island (Live)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Megadeth Tour Statistics". setlist.fm. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  2. "Megadeth". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 20, 2021.
  3. "LAMB OF GOD release 'Wake Up Dead' feat. MEGADETH". Metal Planet Music. April 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.