Waitin' for the Night

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Waitin' for the Night
Studio album by The Runaways
Released October 1, 1977
Recorded Larrabee Sound Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Hard rock,[1] punk rock
Length 39:01
Label Mercury
Producer Kim Fowley
The Runaways chronology
Live in Japan
Waitin' for the Night
And Now... The Runaways (1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau C+[3]

Waitin' for the Night is the third studio album from The Runaways released in 1977. This is the first album to feature the group as a quartet, as rhythm guitarist Joan Jett took over lead vocals in the wake of the departure of Cherie Currie for a solo career and Vicki Blue (aka Victory Tischler-Blue) replaced Jackie Fox on bass. Though it failed to chart in the US, it was successful in Europe. The album entered at number 34 on the Swedish Album Chart,[4] and the lead single 'School Days' peaked at no. 29 in Belgium.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Little Sister" (Joan Jett, Inger Asten) - 3:04
  2. "Wasted" (Joan Jett, Kim Fowley) - 3:24
  3. "Gotta Get Out Tonight" (Joan Jett) - 3:31
  4. "Wait for Me" (Joan Jett) - 4:53
  5. "Fantasies" (Lita Ford) - 5:36
Side B
  1. "School Days" (Joan Jett, Fowley) - 2:53
  2. "Trash Can Murders" (Lita Ford) - 3:14
  3. "Don't Go Away" (Joan Jett) - 3:18
  4. "Waitin' for the Night" (Joan Jett, Fowley, Kari Krome) - 5:02
  5. "You're Too Possessive" (Joan Jett) - 4:06


Band members
  • Kim Fowley - producer
  • Taavi Mote - engineer
  • Sherry Klein[6] - assistant engineer


Year Chart Position
1977 Swedish Albums Chart[7] 34
Year Title Chart Position
1978 "School Days" Ultratop 50 Belgian Singles Chart[8] 29