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"Anticipation" is a song by Carly Simon. It was the lead single from her 1971 album of the same name, and became a smash hit, peaking #13 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song relates Simon's state of mind as she waits to go on a date with Cat Stevens.
The song was used in commercials for Heinz Ketchup through the late 1970s into the 1980s.
The Filipino singer Nora Aunor recorded an easy listening version of "Anticipation" in 1973 on the Mayon Records label.
It was covered by Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis on his 1996 solo acoustic album, Martin + Me.
It was covered by Mandy Moore on her album Coverage in 2003.
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