Thursday, 5 September 2013

My Top Ten Waiting Songs (Volume 2)

We're still waiting...

10. Beach Boys - I'm Waiting For The Day

Much to Steve's horror, it came down to a toss-up between this and Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx... and you know how I love my shocking 80s tat. You'll be glad to know that sanity prevailed. For once.

9. Kathleen Edwards - What Are You Waiting For?

Any excuse to hear the gorgeous, smokey tones of one of Canada's finest...

8. Bruce Springsteen - Waitin' On A Sunny Day

Oh, I'm tired of trying to sell you on Bruce. You either believe or you're missing out.

7. The Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend

In which Mick 'n' Keef play pimps more interested in each other than Da Laydeez.

Back in 1980-something, somebody actually thought this video was a good idea. Nice sax, though.

6. The Flaming Lips - Waitin' For A Superman

Already included in My Top Ten Superman Songs, but too good to leave out. 

5. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting In Vain

Listen to Bob and it's always a lazy sunny day. 

4. Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi

No matter what video I click on tonight, youtube keeps trying to sell me the new Justin Timberlake album. Please, youtube: check my viewing history. Am I really going to bite?
Valentino's in a cold sweat...
3. The Velvet Underground - Waiting For The Man

Although Lou Reed doesn't actually sing that, does he? One wonders if the record company tinkered with the title because it was sung by a man... although they didn't seem too bothered about all the thinly disguised drugs references. Oh, those swinging 60s...

2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Waiting
The waiting is the hardest part...
A great Byrdsy riff opens this classic from one of the most underrated bands in the world. I know they've had loads of success over the years, but Tom and the Heartbreakers still deserve more recognition.

1. Leonard Cohen - Waiting For The Miracle

I first encountered this song in the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. It has the perfect mix of menace and magic.
The Maestro says it's Mozart
But it sounds like bubble gum
When you're waiting for the miracle 

For the miracle to come.

Don't tell me you're still waiting for another song?


  1. Can't believe I missed this one first time round - Killing Joke "The Wait".

  2. The Weight by The Band (ok ok play on words...)

  3. Steve M emails...

    Typed out big comment on phone. Blog doesn't record it. Miller sad.

    But "I've been waiting for you" by the Pixies. Kim Deal. A pixies cover of Neil Young. I tried to remember this earlier in the week but I kept thinking of Winterlong. This is the song you've been looking for.

  4. Indeed - here is a link :

  5. Am guessing from the quiet here that your wait is over? Hope all went well. :-)


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