...random thoughts on music, film, television, sports, or whatever else pops into my head at any given moment.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
95 More Songs of Summer - "Missing You"
When it comes to perfectly crafted pop songs, well...they don't often come more perfectly crafted than this one. John Waite had made a (sort of) name for himself in the bands The Babys and Modern English, but nothing he did with those groups holds a candle to "Missing You," which provided him with at least a small sliver of a section in the pop music pantheon. This is the kind of song that you can make a living on for a long, long time - which is probably exactly what he's done. Heck, he even cut a new version of the tune a few years back, with bluegrass legend Alison Krauss.
"Missing You," John Waite, from the summer of 1984.