Ain't missing him at all? Just the opposite
John Waite is back on the charts -- but not the pop charts or even the adult contemporary charts. He has re-recorded his signature tune "Missing You" as a duet with Alison Krauss, and for the last month it has landed on the "Great American Country" top 20 chart.
Waite also is touring this summer, playing dates around the U.S. with other '80s acts with bands including Kansas, Foreigner and Richard Marx. (See a full list of dates on Waite's official website.)
On Sept. 15, Waite joins Rick Springfield and Eddie Money for '80s Superfest in Clearwater, Fla., at Ruth Eckerd Hall. (Yep, the same sorta blockbuster '80s show that led us to record an epic podcast live from backstage last year. Click here to listen to interviews with Springfield, Loverboy and Patty Smyth.)
True story: When I got word that Waite was replacing Scandal on the '80s Superfest stop in Clearwater, I thought I heard it was "Tom Waits" not John Waite. I thought pairing Mr. "Rain Dogs" with pop-rockers Springfield and Money was an odd play. Glad I double-checked that before printing it.
Today's list: No grief about my No. 1 pick today, ok? I've loved this particular tune ever since hearing it at the end of the 1986 flick "About Last Night," when Rob Lowe chases after Demi Moore. Dare I say classic?
TOP 5 JOHN WAITE TUNES:
5. Every Step of the Way: "You're the meaning of success to me 'cause anything you want, you can get from me."
4. Tears: "Somewhere in your heart there must be a place for me."
3. Missing You: " Everytime I think of you, I always catch my breath."
2. Change: "We always wish for money. We always wish for fame."
1. If Anybody Had a Heart: " In this world of right and wrong, the hardest part is beginning."