The Waiting (song)


The Waiting (song)

Infobox Single
Name = The Waiting


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Artist = Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Album = Hard Promises
A-side = The Waiting
B-side = Nightwatchman
Released = 1981
Format = 7"
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Genre = Rock
Length = 3:54
Label = Backstreet
Writer = Tom Petty
Producer = Tom Petty, Jimmy Iovine
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Last single = "Here Comes My Girl"
(1980)
This single = "The Waiting"
(1981)
Next single = "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)"
(1981)
Misc =

"The Waiting" is the lead single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' album "Hard Promises" released in 1981. The song peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on Billboard's new Rock Tracks chart, where it remained for six consecutive weeks.

Linda Ronstadt covered the song on her 1995 album "Feels Like Home".

The song was used in The Simpsons episode "The Cartridge Family" when Homer had to wait five days to buy a handgun.

[http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCJEYLIBQY The music video for this song] (licensed by Universal) is available on youtube as is an extrat from Runnin' down a dream in which [http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=K0OYQm0pNI8 Petty explains the song]


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