Waitin' for the Night

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Waitin' for the Night
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 1977 (1977-10-01)
StudioLarrabee Sound Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre
Length39:01
LabelMercury
ProducerKim Fowley
The Runaways chronology
Live in Japan
(1977)
Waitin' for the Night
(1977)
And Now... The Runaways
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]
Sounds5/5 stars[3]

Waitin' for the Night is the third studio album by American all-female rock band the Runaways. It was originally released in October 1977, on the label Mercury. This is the first album to feature the band 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 replaced Jackie Fox on bass. Though it failed to chart in the US, it was successful in Europe. The album entered at No. 34 on the Swedish Albums Chart,[4] and the lead single 'School Days' peaked at No. 29 in Belgium.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Little Sister"
3:04
2."Wasted"
3:24
3."Gotta Get Out Tonight"Jett3:31
4."Wait for Me"Jett4:53
5."Fantasies"Lita Ford5:36
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."School Days"
  • Jett
  • Fowley
2:53
7."Trash Can Murders"Ford3:14
8."Don't Go Away"Jett3:18
9."Waitin' for the Night"
  • Jett
  • Fowley
  • Kari Krome
5:02
10."You're Too Possessive"Jett4:06
Total length:39:01

Personnel[edit]

The Runaways

Production

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1977 Swedish Albums Chart[6] 34

Singles

Year Title Chart Position
1978 "School Days" Ultratop 50 Belgian Singles Chart[7] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "The Runaways Waitin' for the Night review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Robertson, Sandy (19 November 1977). "The Runaways: Waitin' For The Night (Mercury)". Sounds. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  4. ^ "Swedish Charts: The Runaways - "Watin' for the Night"". Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop Charts". Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  6. ^ "The Runaways - Waitin' for the Night (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  7. ^ "The Runaways - School Days". Ultratop 50. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-08-02.

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