Everyone's Waiting (song)

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"Everyone's Waiting"
Single by Missy Higgins
from the album The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
A-side Everyone's Waiting
Released 19 July 2012
Format Digital download
Genre pop
Length 3:31
Label Eleven
Writer(s) Dan Wilson, Missy Higgins
Producer(s) Brad Jones, Butterfly Boucher
Certification Platinum (ARIA)
Missy Higgins singles chronology
"Unashamed Desire"
"Everyone's Waiting"
"Hello Hello"

"Everyone's Waiting" is the second single from Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins' third album, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle. It was the most commercially successful single from the album, peaking at #11 on the Australian ARIA Chart and was certified platinum.[1] Higgins performed the song at the 2012 ARIA Awards, where the single won the award for "Best Video" [2]

Missy said; "The song deals with a real inner conflict I went through regarding music, so to personify the water as both my nemesis and then my saviour is pretty spot on when relating to the meaning of the song. I feel honoured to have worked with such an incredible film-maker.” [3]


The video for "Everyone's Waiting" was filmed in Byron Bay and directed by Natasha Pincus [4]


Nick Bassett from Chart Shaker reviewed the song saying: "‘Everyone’s Waiting’ serves up yet another stunning vocal from the singer and the lyrics deliver what could be interpreted as a devastatingly personal summation [as to] why she chose to take that break following a well-documented struggle to express herself after two massively successful albums." [5]

Simone Ubaldi from Beat Music reviewed the song, saying: "...it’s actually quite a lovely song. It’s affecting, it’s genuine, has a simple melody and a warm arrangement. But if you stop and think about it, the song is a very sweet exercise in self-pity, and that, from Missy Higgins, is unbearable.[6]


"Everyone's Waiting" made its premier on the ARIA charts at #31, before peaking at #11 on July 29, 2012.

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Australia ARIA 11[7]

End of Year Charts[edit]

End of Year Chart (2005) Peak
Australian Artists ARIA[8] 24


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[9] Platinum 70,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

ARIA Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards are presented annually from 1987 by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 "Everyone's Waiting" – Natasha Pincus Best Video Won


  1. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.aupagesSINGLEaccreds2012.htm
  2. ^ ."ARIA Awards History 2012". ARIA Awards. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Video Released for Everyone's Waiting". Missy Higgins. missyhiggins.com. July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "New Video Released for Everyone's Waiting". Missy Higgins. missyhiggins.com. July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "New Single: Missy Higgins – Everyone’s Waiting". Nick Bassett. Chart Shaker. July 15, 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Missy Higgins: Everyone's Waiting". Simone Ubaldi. beat.com.au. July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Missy Higgins "Everyone's Waiting" Chart Positions". Australian Charts. July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top Australian Singles Chart Positions". ARIA. January 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.