John Waite ‎– Missing You (1984)

John Waite  first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British group which had moderate chart success, including two pop hits that both coincidentally peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Isn’t It Time” (1977) and “Everytime I Think Of You” (1979),and a solid following for their concert tours.

Waite subsequently launched his solo career with his 1982 debut album Ignition, which produced the hit single “Change”. The Chrysalis 45 failed to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100 during its initial release but was a top track on AOR radio stations as well as a very popular music video on MTV as the ‘new’ cable channel celebrated its first full year of operation.

His next album, No Brakes, resulted in international attention – and was a Top 10 Billboard album in the US – due to the smash hit “Missing You” which went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

The 12″ single was remixed by John Luongo.

Missing You (Extended Version)                          6:59

For Your Love                                                    3:36


Listen !


2 comments on “John Waite ‎– Missing You (1984)

  1. The single that ended Tina Turner’s reign at #1 on the Hot 100 in 1984, and she famously chose to cover the song in the 90s.
    I really love the 12″ version, as it gave the AOR ballad more space and ironically more punch.

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