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.

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