John Waite – Missing You

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John Charles Waite (born 4 July 1952)[1] is an English musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, 1984’s “Missing You”, was a No. 1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart. John Waite first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British rock band which had moderate chart success, including two pop hits that both coincidentally peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Isn’t It Time” (1977) and “Everytime I Think of You” (1979).

Over the course of five years, the band produced five albums ending with the final album On the Edge in October 1980, after which the group disbanded. 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 (June 1982) but was a top track on AOR radio stations, as well as a very popular music video on MTV.

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John Waite – Missing You

The song was originally recorded in 1981 by Knight’s band Spider, and in 1985 was included on the platinum selling Vision Quest soundtrack. When the single was reissued, it reached the Top 50 on the Hot 100. “Going to the Top” was released as the original follow-up single to “Change”.

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“Missing You” is a song co-written and recorded by English musician John Waite. It was released in June 1984 as the lead single from the album No Brakes. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of 22 September 1984, and number nine on the UK Singles Chart. John Waite re-recorded the song with country/bluegrass artist Alison Krauss which appeared on her album A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, and released it to country music radio in 2007.

The music video was written/directed/produced by Kort Falkenberg III and was actually filmed in Los Angeles during the summer of 1984. Although some people understandably have mistaken the street scene for New York City or London, the director intentionally looked for a location in downtown Los Angeles where there was “no Stucco” on the walls which would have been a dead giveaway that it was shot in the southwest U.S.

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