Joe McElderry Performs ‘Someone Wake Me Up’ – New Footage!

The music video for Joe McElderry’s new single “Someone Wake Me Up” is online. It includes a lot of footage and some new shots from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Thanks to Narnia_Maniac for the heads up!

106 Responses

  1. checkers says:

    Nice song….but what on earth does it have to do with Narnia? O_o

    • hazel says:

      Its Joe's new single and Video, the B side is There's a Place for Us, which is the UK Title Track for Narnia Film. Which is why it has the Narnia theme on the Video.. its Brilliant..

      • checkers says:

        What's a B-side? (and I meant that the words don't fit with Narnia)

      • Bulgy Bear says:

        A "B-Side" is a song that accompanies a main single release. On an old fashioned vinyl record single you would have the main song on the "A-Side" of the record, and then on the reverse they would have a different song, or the "B-Side". The term is still widely used today, despite the fact that singles no longer come on vinyl record.

    • Duffleglum says:

      Everything is stunning in my mind, except his voice.

      That squeaky gay voice does not fit the glory of Narnia at all.

      • Aravis and Hwin says:

        yeah, I don't really care for his voice, so I put it on mute :). The Narnia shots are great though!

      • sgk474 says:

        Your comment was really rude and certainly doesn't fir the glory of Narnia – God loves him.

      • sgk474 says:

        Meant to write 'fit.'

      • TDM says:

        Duffleglum, wow thanks for the gay slam on the kid, with all the Christian themes in the film you showed your "Christian" views. Keep the bullying alive. (if you can't read the sarcasm in this I'll spell it out)

      • Awel Prince says:

        I…uh…agree. it's…SQUEAK-EE. o.O He acts/sings like a dweeb too…blah. Please, Adam Young!!!! πŸ˜€

  2. Mayor Wilkins says:

    The Sea Serpent battle continues to look AMAZING!!
    The Dark Island is going to be my favorite part, I think.
    Well, that and Aslan's Country. πŸ˜‰

  3. Louloudi the Centaur says:

    Wow. Love the sea serpent and the dragon. It does look like it could scare children.

  4. Eavis says:

    Oh, man! The new shots look great! I couldn't really understand what the guy was going on about, but man! Eustace and RD look better with every new picture/video.

    And only 15 days…

    • Eavis says:

      Something I really don't understand…when Aslan opens the wall of water (good idea, by the way), why is a lone figure shown walking towards it, and then the next shot it's the three kids? Is the first one Caspian? But then why is he standing next to Aslan when the others go through? I'm so confused…thoughts?

      • DearHeart says:

        I have to agree. I have noticed this several times. I am also wondering why.

      • DearHeart says:

        I have to agree. I have noticed this several times. I am also wondering why.
        ~What Might Have Happened~

      • Williammoseleyandskandarcrush! says:

        I think its because Aslan gives Caspian the chance to go to our world or stay in Narnia, so Caspian walks forward but then stops and says that he has more work to do in Narnia. Don't you guys remember someone posting that a while back? For some reason, I remember reading that.

      • CEP Paul T says:

        Have not seen the movie. Wild guess: eTicket ride back to the ship so King Caspian does not have to row back by himself.

      • Michael says:

        This is the one clip that i've seen that's really confused me. I'm excited to see the movie and find out what really happens. πŸ˜€ I definitely like the idea of Aslan opening a way through the wall of water.

      • Princess Lucy says:

        isn't caspian visiting our world in the SC…so it might be caspian saying goodbye to reepicheep unless this farewell happens before the wall of water…hmmm another question waiting to be answered πŸ™‚

    • Mangolite says:

      In trailers and music videos, scenes from the movies are all juxtaposed therefore, it looks awkward.

  5. WarriorOfNarnia says:

    AAAAAAHHHHHHH Stupid youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Evan Morgan says:

    I agree with checkers. I love the new clips! Eustace fights the sea serpent and gets hurt pretty bad it looks like… D: Lol. Every new thing I saw looked pretty good to me! So excited for the movie! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. Starlily says:

    I'm not trying to be mean, but I could have done without the guy singing. He's not that bad, I just don't like the song, and I just wanted to see the clips–why do they keep mixing them up with music videos? Some nice shots in there, though. I can't wait to see the transition to Narnia in full, and the Sea Serpent fight. And the Dawn Treader is still looking gorgeous. Only fifteen days left! πŸ™‚

  8. QueenLucytheValient says:

    Yeah the song really doesn't have anything to do with Narnia, but the new clips are awesome. Does that shot close to the end with the magician look like he is using the force on the mist?

  9. mrs lone says:

    i loved the video joe was fantastic nice voice going to watch the film mainley cause joe is singing when it comes out. love it great

  10. NewMillenium says:

    This is an excellent music video, but how is it connected to Dawn Treader? Is this song going to be in the movie or on the soundtrack? It doesn't sound like he's singing about Narnia…?

  11. michalina says:

    Oh no! This song is terrible!

    • Debbie Canning says:

      I really don't know what it is that you guys who don't like the song are listening to. Joe's voice is amazing and the video is fantastic. I would really like to see you people in the UK who have the privilege of having Joe would wake up and make him number one. I have listened to a lot of artists from your country and I haven't heard anyone else who even compares to Joe.

    • sgk474 says:

      I like it

  12. I uploaded screenshots of all the new clips shown at (that's a Picasa Web album, and it has all my other Narnia screenshots as well).

    It looks awesome! I absolutely can't wait to see the battle between Dragon Eustace and the Sea Serpent!!

  13. Pepper Darcy says:

    'i'm gonna run down stop signs'?! Uh… OKAY! Yeah, Aslan, charge down those stop signs, dude! So yeah… Unfortunately, though I think his voice was kinda goofy sometimes, the *song* sounds better than There's a Place for Us though it doesn't fit Narnia either. I'd take that over Carrie's song, but I'd just as soon have neither of them. Please hire Adam Young for Silver Chair! πŸ™‚ Or Enya! πŸ˜€

    But wow, those clips were awesome!! πŸ˜€ I'm so saving the vid to my computer! πŸ˜€

    • checkers says:

      Yes yes yes!!! Adam Young!!! Yeeeeeeees!!!! πŸ˜€

    • Scarlet13 says:

      I hope Adam sings for Silver chair!

    • I was thinking the same thing just a couple of days back. Adam Young (Owl City, for those who have no idea what we're talking about) would be awesome for singing Narnia stuff. Plus, that would be a huge publicity bonus. The only reason I heard of the movie "The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" was because I heard that Owl City was doing a song for it (both the song and the movie were great, by the way).

    • Pepper Darcy says:

      yeah, let's get Adam Young for this! πŸ˜€ Beg the directors to beg Adam Young! πŸ˜€ Hey, if he did SC he could write a song about OWLS! Ha, ha, Parliment of Owls by Owl City?! Neat!

      • Daniel James says:

        HAHA I had been thinking my head off to see where we could fit Owl City into SC, but I completely skipped the OWLS. Duh. That's the perfect time. If Owl City could write a somewhat spooky song, it'd be perfect for when the owls "kidnap" the children and take them to the tower. It can't be Owl City's typical ultra-happy song, cause that would ruin the mood.

    • Awel Prince says:

      Yes, I beg of you, Narnia!! Give me Adam Young!!! It might actually, okay, no, erase that last bit, it WOULD actually fit!!! I mean the Silver Chair has OWLS in it!! So why not give it to (oh, snap) OWL CITY!! πŸ˜€ IT would be perfect! πŸ™‚

  14. smu says:

    great loved it

  15. adamie says:

    Cool new shots, bad song.

  16. DearHeart says:

    I think this is a great song!! I absolutely love how Joe looked like he was in Narnia. The snow, the waves, the rain. Wow this is a very well put together music video. I have to love it!!
    ~What Might Have Happened~

  17. rolacola says:

    I thought was about the dark island and how Edmund has the dream and they're in a trance and how it is a struggle to stop the 'enemies' who 'unite' πŸ˜› Maybe? Just an idea.

    • checkers says:

      Sounds kind of like a love song to me. :/ "Don't say "I love you 'Cause It'll drive me crazy"……Just made me think of a boyfriends/girlfriend type thing. :/

  18. NarniaChick says:

    This is simply wonderful!

  19. Mirima Rosetrader says:

    Man! That Sea Serpent is kicking Eustace's butt! Maybe the reason they have to leave Eustace behind is because he can't fly. But what in the world did that song have anything to do with Narnia? I tried to find a significance while listening to the song. But I got nothing. SOOOOOO excited for the movie! Long live Aslan and sail on VDT!!!

  20. Caspian XI says:

    Aslan's mane, wow! That was an epic music video!!! I'm even more excited for the movie now!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  21. caskill says:

    trop fort le serpent comment y choppe eustache ,je savais pas qu i mourait comme Γ§a le serpent je pensais qu il allait prendre sa revenche juste apres

  22. Alambil says:

    Song- pretty much hated it.
    Movie clips- AWESOME =) 15 days!!!!!
    Joe- …. is pretty darn attractive, even if the song WAS bad…. πŸ˜‰

  23. Amelia says:

    Wow, what amazing new clips– I loved 'em! Dark Island looks absolutely terrifying and wonderfully done. πŸ™‚ Wow.
    Not sure what the song had to do with Narnia, but I did like the effect with the snow, rain, the water filling the room, and stuff.

  24. Kathy says:

    Hmmm, I don't really like the song. It's catchy, yes, but it's kind of annoying at the same time (mostly, just his voice sounds a bit too obviously artificial at times). I think I prefer Carrie Underwood's song, and I didn't like that one that much either.

    The new clips are great, though! I'm excited to see everything in full πŸ˜€

  25. Lirenel says:

    Did…the eighties/early ninties come back and I didn't notice?

  26. Helena says:

    AWWWW litttle Geordie Joe from X Factor!! Nice new clips! πŸ˜€

  27. Scarlet13 says:

    Okay song but…for Narnia???

  28. Derek says:

    This is the sound of CS Lewis rolling over in his grave..

  29. N-E-M says:

    Joe McElderry has a unique voice and I really like the song. Though I must admit that I can't understand why it seems to have romantic implications…

    The clips are extremely interesting! Just increasing my excitement to see the movie!! Only 15 more days!


  30. Caspian XI says:

    I know some people might disagree with me, but I took a look at the lyrics to see why some of you think it doesn't have anything to do about Narnia. Well, I agree after reading it once. But I know that they made a Narnia music video for that song for a reason, so I kept rereading the lyrics over and over again, and I began thinking that the lyrics are not to be taken *literally*, but a bit *figuratively*.

    I think this somewhat has to do with Eustace. Like, for instance, the first few lines of the chorus: "When I see stop signs, I'm gonna run them down; When I see red lights, I'm gonna hit the ground…" I think it's like when Eustace first enters Narnia. He's all… "bad", you know. People tell him to stop doing bad stuff, but Eustace just goes ahead and ignores them, doing it. But then those stuff might get too far, and it goes up to a point were he just HAS to stop, like how his transformation into the dragon is the only way to make him stop.

    And then Eustace is going through all this "pain" when he turns into a dragon, with the arm-ring squeezing his arm and all, and then he just can't take it anymore, and he just wants all this to "stop", you know. He wants to "wake up" from what he's become because it's been driving him crazy/mad almost, and only Aslan could help him. And then I read the lyrics again, I don't think this is all a "love song". But that line that says, "Don't you go and cross this line; Don't say I love you, 'Cause that would drive me crazy…" It's like, Eustace is all self-centered and stuff (Aslan's mane, I can't find the right words), and he doesn't understand that Aslan still and forever will care for him and love him. Eustace can't run from himself (Quoting Aslan, "Don't run from who you are"), and he just has to somehow face it and admit what he's become, so therefore he has to ask forgiveness and let Aslan change and heal him.

    I'm sorry if this was a little confusing and/or repetitive, but I hope you get the point.

    • Mirima Rosetrader says:

      Oh… Thanks for clearing that up, Caspian XI. I like your interpretation. Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Belle says:

      I like your thinking…It does seem to have a lot of Eustace anyways in the footage.

      Over all I really, really liked this music video…Though it took me watching it a couple times to get used to his voice.

    • Haha I came to Narniaweb right now to post almost the same thing! I agree with you, and I'd add even more. Take a look at these lyrics from before the final chorus:
      "How could I not see
      You pulling me in
      When will I see the end begin
      What a fool I have been
      Lift me from this state I'm in"
      That seems to me to be Eustace talking to Aslan. I can hear in my head this part of the song suddenly playing in the movie right as Aslan begins to un-dragon Eustace. πŸ˜‰ haha that'd be funny.

      • Caspian XI says:

        Aslan's mane, I agree! πŸ™‚ I really like that part in the lyrics. It's like Eustacing admitting his mistakes and asking Aslan for forgiveness and all πŸ™‚

  31. um, I hope this song isn't in the credits…..

    wow, epic new footage of Dragon Eustace/sea serpent!!!!! and all the other stuff! it's so so so so so awesome!!!!!!

  32. Em says:

    The song is okay, but the new footage is spectacular!!! December 10th can't come soon enough!!!

  33. narnian resident says:

    wow, i LOVE this music video! it has the best new shots ever!
    first of, oh my goodness! that sea serpent just grabbed Dragon Eustace out of the air like a bug! when i saw that i gasped. it nearly scared me. thats going to look so cool on screen!
    in that one shot of the kids in Lucy's bedroom it looks like Eustace is freaking out and calling for his mother. he looks great, cant wait to see that scene.
    wow! that shot of the sea serpent with its head on fire is amazing! and those on the ship looking on, amazing! i cannot wait to see that battle on screen.
    this is a really awesome music video. i love how they incorperate things from the film into the shots of the singer singing, like having it snow at the shot when Lucy's in the room with the book and its snowing, and all the water splashing out and drenching Joe. the ending: amazing!!!

  34. Josie says:

    I love this song actually. Joe McElderry has an amazing voice. "There's A Place for Us" is the B side of this track which will be in the credits of the UK release of Narnia. This track "Someone Wake Me Up" is not part of the Narnia movie,I think scenes from the movie where used to keep the Narina theme. But Caspian XI liking your interpretation of how the lyrics could be representing the inner feelings of Eustace and Aslan.

  35. timo says:

    Ohhh the shots keep getting better and better!!! Jeez, I'm excited, I thought this film was going to flip, but everything I saw the last few weeks proved me wrong..

  36. aslan4ever says:

    la canzone Γ¨ orribile, io lo odio questo cantante
    per fortuna che non verrΓ  cantata nel film.
    il video Γ¨ molto bello … anche se si adattava piΓΉ
    a there is a place for us … almeno centrava

  37. aslan4ever says:

    the song is horrible, I hate this singer
    Luckily that will not be sung in the film.
    the video is very nice … although more suited
    Is there a place for us to … centered at least

  38. Melis says:

    en realidad odio la voz chillona de tipo pero los vΓ­deos estΓ‘n asombrosos y la verdad es que la serpiente marina tendrΓ‘ el poder de asustar a cualquier niΓ±o….la cara de skandar y Georgie de terror

  39. Nananarnia says:

    I can see why you're confused re the song choice, the B side to Someone Wake Me up is There's A Place For Us … which IS in the film, so they decided to combine and promote the film with the release of his single.
    And really …… the gay thing is just getting boring, he's gay .. get over it, no idea how you 'sound gay'!
    It's a fab track, a fab video and even the film looks fab!

    • JessicaNarnia says:

      Agree. People need a reality check especially what has happened recently. Simply pathetic uncalled for comments.

      Anyway, great track from this guy (I like it!!) and very very attractive. Excited for the movie!

  40. Edmund-is-hot says:

    Jeez, this is AMAZING! πŸ˜€ I love it a lot! πŸ™‚ I really can't wait for the film now ;D I think the video is great: the background for him singing fit perfectly, and the song's good πŸ˜€

  41. Fire vien says:

    What on earth?!? That guy is pathetic!!!!

  42. Melissa says:

    LOVE LOVE this music video!! Really really like the song and Joe is very nice to look at. πŸ™‚ The clips are great as well.

  43. DanielmyBrother says:

    The clips were great. The song was okay. Maybe it will draw more people to the movie who are fans of Joe McElderry. I'm requested Dec 10th off for the movie! I hope to be first in line.

  44. Movie Aristotle says:

    I still think this has nothing to do with Narnia. Well done music video, but the song has absolutely nothing to do with Narnia. I would prefer a music video of "There's a place for us".

  45. timo says:

    the 2 times they showed Aslan I lol'd. It's so funny with the music. @ 2:10 you see him roaring and this high note starts at the same time πŸ˜€ 2:56 is just funny because of the timing :p

  46. Jess says:

    i actually really like this song and i am loving the clips i can't wait till the film comes out πŸ˜€

  47. The narniad says:

    No offense to Joe Mcelderry or anything, but I really hate his voice. Always have done since he first came on the X-Factor. You should have seen my face when I found out he was doing one of the songs for Narnia. I shall die a little inside if his voice is in the credits.

    And now that I've complained, I have to say that those clips were amazing! The sea serpent battle? Holy Fudge Muffins was that amazing or what?! When Lucy ran forward to hug Aslan I cried, like, loads. Georgie Henley caught that moment perfectly. I actually can't wait for December 10th now, it can't come soon enough!

    • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

      me too, i got all choked up when she grabbed him and hugged him- i could feel her emotions- even through the fur! ha

  48. LisaLion says:

    Joe really has an amazing tone to his voice; just beautiful from X Factor and his album. I love this song!! Very catchy and a great melody. Also, he is HOT; OMG he looks gorgeous.

    So glad he is doing this movie; makes it extra special watching it knowing I will hear his voice at the end and hopefully in the beginning. Great job Joe!!

  49. WarriorOfNarnia says:

    Not to bad… love the new shots!

  50. Matty says:

    Really like this song for the movie! Wow, Joe really has an beautiful tone to his voice and stunning to look at.

    Can't wait to see it and so excited to hear him at the beginning and ending credits!!

  51. Lylanarniafan says:

    I really can't wait for the movie, it will be great……… awesome there's no other world !!!!
    I don't Love the song, but I like the clips of the movie !!, but if it's of Narnia, I like it !

  52. LL says:

    I love how Skandar is laughing when the water's spilling out of the painting!

  53. Bookwyrm says:

    I'll be blunt, if you played this song for prisoners of war, you'd get in trouble for violating the Geneva Convention. As for the video part of it, it's very well done. Just not the singing.

  54. Jerry says:

    WOW! He is very handsome isn't he and really like the song, so catchy and has a great melody to it!!

    Hope we heard some more!

  55. Reepicheep says:

    This song isn't very Narnian and his voice was so auto tuned.

    • AslanForever says:

      Don't think there is any autotuned there. Saw a live performance on youtube of the exact song and he is bloody brilliant. He sings it the same way and really what an amazing voice he has. Beautiful tone. His X Factor performances were amazing and this song is really great!

  56. Awel Prince says:

    Okay, so I finally watched it all. It's ok, I prefer it over Underwood's but it still doesn't say "Narnia's Magic." Not even close. Adam Young would nail it…I know it. πŸ˜€ At least he's Christain and would appreciate the allegory (not sure about this Joe character.) πŸ˜‰ I guess I have to count my blessings, at least it isn't Taylor Swift, LOL! blah…

  57. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    at first i had no idea how this was even remotely related to narnia, but now i think maybe it's connected to when eustace lays down and then wakes up as a dragon ( someone wake me up) . I was just surprised to hear such a fast, pop tune when the other CD's have been so indie and artsy- like Round the Memory Tree from PC- I wonder if Joe wrote it. so are we going to have to download all these songs as singles?

  58. I thought this wasn't Narnia related at all. FAIL.

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