Wait for Me/Song of Love

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"Wait For Me/Song Of Love"
Single by Rebecca St. James
from the album Transform and Worship God
Released June 13, 2003
Format CD
Genre Christian pop rock, CCM
Length Wait for Me - 4:40
Song of Love - 4:08
Label ForeFront Records
Rebecca St. James singles chronology
"Breathe"
(2002)
"Wait For Me/Song Of Love"
(2003)
"Alive"
(2005)

"Wait For Me" and "Song of Love" were two singles from Christian pop rock musician Rebecca St. James.[1] "Wait For Me" is perhaps one of St. James' most famous songs, encouraging sexual abstinence until marriage, from the 2000 album Transform (#166 in the Billboard Top 200 albums briefly.[2]). "Song of Love" is a track from her 2002 modern worship album Worship God (in the Billboard Top 200 albums for 11 weeks, peaking at #94[2]).

In keeping with her advocacy of premarital abstinence, "Wait For Me" became the title of St. James' 2000 concert tour of 46 cities, and also became the lead title of her 2002 book, Wait for Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in Romance,[3] and her 2003 compilation album, Wait For Me: The Best From Rebecca St. James, on which the title song appeared with "Song of Love".[4] The album was released in March,[4] the single in June. At the five-year anniversary of the release of the song, St. James stated, "'Wait for Me' has become one of my signature songs now."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wait For Me"
  2. "Song Of Love"

Music videos[edit]

Music videos were released for both songs, "Song of Love"'s in 2002.[6][7] In the "Wait for Me" video, St. James takes a car trip to meet the man she dreams of, and sings about, meeting. In "Song of Love", she sings mainly in a concert setting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wait For Me/Song of Love - Rebecca St. James". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  2. ^ a b "Rebecca St. James - Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  3. ^ Jackson, Kevin (6 June 2007). "Rebecca St. James Challenged to Prove Selling-Power of Christian Concerts". The Christian Post
  4. ^ a b "Wait For Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James". AllMusic.com
  5. ^ Roach, Erin (May 26, 2006). "Sexual purity song still inspires youth after five years". (Baptist Press) The Baptist Standard.
  6. ^ "Rebecca St. James :: Video". ForeFront Records. Archived from the original on 2002-08-03. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  7. ^ "Copyright 2002 ForeFront Records", at end of video.