Waiting for Daylight (song)

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"Waiting for Daylight"
A1 - Waiting for Daylight (single cover).jpg
Single by A1
from the album Waiting for Daylight
Released 18 March 2011
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2009-2010
Length 5:20
Label Universal
Writer(s) Ben Adams, Mark Read, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Jez Ashurst
Producer(s) Jez Ashurst
A1 singles chronology
"In Love and I Hate It"
"Waiting for Daylight"
"Another Year Gone"

"Waiting for Daylight" is a song by British-Norwegian A1, released as the fourth single from their fourth studio album, of the same name.


Plans were originally announced for "Waiting for Daylight" to be released as the album's third single, after a performance of the song at a concert in Oslo to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake in January 2010.[1] However, a post on the group's official Facebook page revealed that the group decided to release "In Love and I Hate It" as the album's third single instead. Thus, "Waiting for Daylight" became the album's fourth single, and was released via the iTunes Store on 18 March 2011, a day prior to the release of the music video.[2] On 24 March 2011, the single entered and peaked at number five on the Norwegian Singles Chart. The version released as a single is nearly two minutes shorter, removing the instrumental section at the end of the song.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Waiting for Daylight" became the first official A1 music video in nine years, following the release of "Make it Good" in 2002. The music video was uploaded to A1's official YouTube account on 19 March 2011, at a total length of five minutes and forty-four seconds.[3] The video tells the story of a feud between rival communities in native Norway. The band, along with two session musicians, are seen playing the song on top of a snowy mountain, whilst footage of the feud is intertwinned. The video begins with a monologue from band member Christian Ingebrigtsen, setting the scene for the video. The music video has not received airplay in the United Kingdom.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[2]
  1. "Waiting for Daylight" (Jez Ashurst Radio Edit) - 3:28
  2. "Waiting for Daylight" (Acoustic version) - 4:57
  3. "In Love and I Hate It" (Acoustic version) - 4:08
  4. "Waiting for Daylight" (Album version) - 5:20
  1. "Waiting for Daylight" (Jez Ashurst Radio Edit) - 3:28
  2. "Waiting for Daylight" (Album version) - 5:20

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Norwegian Singles Chart 5


  1. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ a b c "iTunes - Music - Waiting for Daylight - Single by A1". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ "a1 - "Waiting for Daylight" Official Music Video". YouTube. 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2014-02-03.