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Wise Up and Rock

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Released  2011
Wise Up and Rock (2011)  Orchard Avenue (2012)
Release date  2011
Producer  Bill Hubauer
Length  73:33
Artist  ApologetiX
Genre  Christian/gospel
Label  Parodudes
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Similar  Singles Group, Handheld Messiah, Chosen Ones, Apol‑acoustiX, Wordplay

Wise Up and Rock is the 14th studio album and 19th album overall by Christian parody band ApologetiX. All the songs parodied were released in the 1980s. This is the 1st album to feature Todd Waites on keyboards. The cover of the album is a reference to Loverboy's Get Lucky.


Track listing

  1. "Working for the Weakened" - 3:38
  2. Parody of "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy
  3. "Your Lunch" - 3:27
  4. Parody of "Your Love" by The Outfield
  5. "Keep Your Ham to Yourself" - 3:32
  6. Parody of "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by The Georgia Satellites
  7. "Don't Stop Till Egypt" - 4:11
  8. Parody of "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
  9. "Judge" - 4:02
  10. Parody of "Jump" by Van Halen
  11. "The Power Above" - 3:59
  12. Parody of "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News
  13. "Monkeys for Uncles" - 4:48
  14. Parody of "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits
  15. "Too Much Grime on My Hands" - 4:28
  16. Parody of "Too Much Time on My Hands" by Styx
  17. "Hosanna" - 4:27
  18. Parody of "Rosanna" by Toto
  19. "Jesse's Boy" - 3:13
  20. Parody of "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
  21. "Dancing with the Ark" - 3:49
  22. Parody of "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen
  23. "Fishin' on a Pier" - 3:52
  24. Parody of "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
  25. Rewritten version of song which originally appeared on Spoofernatural.
  26. "Mister Christian" - 4:14
  27. Parody of "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger
  28. "Dude (Would Like to Save Me)" - 3:54
  29. Parody of "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" by Aerosmith
  30. "The Atheists" - 4:41
  31. Parody of "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  32. "Timeline" - 4:20
  33. Parody of "Limelight" by Rush
  34. "80's Medley (Octagon But Not Forgotten)" - 8:50
  35. Medley composed of sections of the following songs:
  36. "Read Acts" (Parody of "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  37. "Bartimaeus Eyes" (Parody of "Bette Davis Eyes" by Jackie DeShannon, this version based on the cover by Kim Carnes)
  38. "Sweet Jesus Made a Whip" (Parody of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics)
  39. "Psalm Passage at Night" (Parody of "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart)
  40. "Hundred Nineteenth Psalm" (Parody of "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran)
  41. "They Blindly Speak of Science" (Parody of "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby)
  42. "One Thing Leads to the Father" (Parody of "One Thing Leads to Another" by The Fixx)
  43. "I Can't Grow From That (Nor Can You)" (Parody of "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates)
  44. "James 1:3" (Parody of "Take on Me" by A-ha)
  45. "Wicked" (Parody of "Whip It" by Devo)


  • J. Jackson: Lead vocals
  • Bill Hubauer: Guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Keith Haynie: Bass
  • Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner: Drums
  • Todd Waites: Keyboards
  • Tom Milnes: Backing vocals
  • Greg Spack: Backing vocals
  • Production

  • Produced, mixed & mastered by: Bill Hubauer
  • Engineered by: Rick Witkowski with assistance from Bill Hubauer & Greg Spack at Studio L in Weirton, West Virginia
  • Recorded at: ApologetiX Studios
  • Songs

    1Working for the Weakened3:38
    2Your Lunch3:28
    3Keep Your Ham to Yourself3:32


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