Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day

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"Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a song by American rock band Green Day, released on June 13, 2005 as the fourth single from the group's seventh studio album, American Idiot (2004). The song was written by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong regarding the death of his father. The song's music video depicts a couple broken apart by the Iraq War, which was intended to convey the song's central theme of loss.

The song became a hit single, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also a top ten single in the United Kingdom, Belgium, New Zealand, and was a number one single in Canada and the Czech Republic. In the United States, the song became symbolic after Hurricane Katrina, where it was dedicated to victims of the disaster. The song became the fourth single from American Idiot to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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