Waitin' for the Night

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Waitin' for the Night
Studio album by the Runaways
Released October 1, 1977 (1977-10-01)
Studio Larrabee Sound Studios, Hollywood, California
Length 39:01
Label Mercury
Producer Kim Fowley
the Runaways chronology
Live in Japan
(1977)Live in Japan1977
Waitin' for the Night
And Now... The Runaways
(1978)And Now... The Runaways1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]
Sounds 5/5 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. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Little Sister"
2. "Wasted"
3. "Gotta Get Out Tonight" Jett 3:31
4. "Wait for Me" Jett 4:53
5. "Fantasies" Lita Ford 5:36
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "School Days"
  • Jett
  • Fowley
7. "Trash Can Murders" Ford 3:14
8. "Don't Go Away" Jett 3:18
9. "Waitin' for the Night"
  • Jett
  • Fowley
  • Kari Krome
10. "You're Too Possessive" Jett 4:06
Total length: 39:01


The Runaways




Year Chart Position
1977 Swedish Albums Chart[6] 34


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


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "The Runaways Waitin' for the Night review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1987). "Consumers Guide Reviews: Waitin' for the Night". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  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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