This song is sung by the Town Troubadour as Lorelai and Rory walk to the diner, talking about Luke’s news about his uncle’s passing.
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go is a 1984 song by British pop duo Wham! Written and produced by George Michael, it was their first #1 UK and US hit, a world-wide smash, going to #1 in many countries, and went Platinum in the US.
The music video shows George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley wearing Katharine Hamnett tee-shirts with CHOOSE LIFE emblazoned on them – a bit of a message for this episode which focuses on death. Apart from that, the Troubadour seems to singing it as an early morning song, to show that people are just starting to wake up and get ready for the day.