Waiting (Green Day song)

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"Waiting"
Green Day - Waiting cover.jpg
Single by Green Day
from the album Warning
Released October 29, 2001
Format CD, vinyl, DVD, Video single
Recorded 2000
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 3:14
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tony Hatch, and Tré Cool
Producer(s) Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"Warning"
(2000)
"Waiting"
(2001)
"I Fought the Law"
(2004)
Music video
"Waiting" on YouTube

"Waiting" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released as the third single from their sixth album, Warning. The song peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.[1]

The melody of the song is somewhat similar to that of "Do You Wanna Dance?" by Bobby Freeman as well as Petula Clark's "Downtown."[2][3]

Reception[edit]

The song was also well received by critics. NME, in its review, stated that "'Waiting', with its Mamas And Papas melody and its Kiss Army hook, could sit respectably alongside the band's best material."[4] Slant called the song "instantly memorable."[3]

Music video[edit]

The video features Green Day playing in a house while a bunch of young adults are jumping around, breaking various items and having a party (in slow motion). It was directed by Marc Webb.[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD

  1. "Waiting" (album version) – 3:13
  2. "Macy's Day Parade" (live) – 4:26
  3. "Basket Case" (live) – 2:49
  4. "Waiting" (Video) – 3:23

GER CD

  1. "Waiting" – 3:13
  2. "She" (live) – 2:32
  3. "F.O.D." (live) – 3:07

DVD Single

  1. "Waiting" (album version) v 3:13
  2. "Waiting" (Video) – 3:23
  3. 4 x video snippets: "Basket Case" / "Geek Stink Breath" / "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" / "Minority" – 2:30

7"

Side A

  1. "Waiting" – 3:13

Side B

  1. "Maria" – 2:27

Vinyl box set version

Side A

  1. "Waiting" – 3:13
  2. "Macy's Day Parade" – 3:34

Side B

  1. "Fashion Victim" – 2:59
  2. "Castaway" – 4:01

Chart positions[edit]

Chart 2001 Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 34
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waiting - Green Day". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  2. ^ "Green Day's 'Waiting' sounds like Petula Clark's 'Downtown'". SoundsJustLike.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  3. ^ a b "Green Day: Warning". SlantMagazine.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  4. ^ "Warning - Album Reviews". NME.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  5. ^ "Video Information". GreenDayAuthority.com.
  6. ^ "Green Day: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Green Day – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Green Day. Retrieved November 13, 2016.

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