Waiting for the Day

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Waiting for the Day
Bachelor Girl - Waiting for the Day - Front.jpg
Studio album by
Released9 November 1998
GenrePop
LabelGotham
Bachelor Girl chronology
Waiting for the Day
(1998)
Dysfunctional
(2002)
Singles from Waiting for the Day
  1. "Buses and Trains"
    Released: 18 June 1998
  2. "Treat Me Good"
    Released: October 1998
  3. "Lucky Me"
    Released: April 1999
  4. "Blown Away"
    Released: September 1999

Waiting for the Day is the debut studio album by Australian band Bachelor Girl. The album was released in Australia through Gotham Records on 9 November 1998 (see 1998 in music). The album charted in the top twenty on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum.

The album yielded four singles; "Buses and Trains", "Treat Me Good", "Lucky Me" and "Blown Away" as well as one promotional single "Permission to Shine".

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1999, the album won the ARIA Award for Producer of the Year as well as being nominated for Breakthrough Artist – Album and Best Pop Release.[1]

It was released in the United States of America in 1999, under the title Breaking Through from Down Under with a slightly altered track listing.

Reception[edit]

Heather Phares from AllMusic said "Bachelor Girl provide plenty of youthful, shiny dance-pop on their debut album. Songs like "Blown Away", "Buses and Trains" and "Treat Me Good" showcase Tania Doko's girlish yet powerful voice and James Roche's songwriting and production skills." calling it "A catchy, entertaining album"[2]

Track listing[edit]

Australian Version
  1. "Buses and Trains" (James Roche) – 3:42
  2. "Gotta Let You Go" (Tania Doko, Roche) – 5:41
  3. "Treat Me Good" (Doko, Jimmy McDonnell, Roche) – 4:31
  4. "This Must Be Love (Like It or Not)" (Doko, Roche) – 4:07
  5. "Waiting for the Day" (Roche) – 4:07
  6. "My World" (Doko, Randy Goodrum, Roche, N. Sloan) – 4:20
  7. "You Are Afraid" (Roche) – 4:58
  8. "Someway, Somehow" (Doko, Roche) – 5:14
  9. "Blind" (Doko, Roche) – 4:11
  10. "Don't Hold Back" (Michael O'Rourke, Roche) – 4:57
  11. "I Don't Believe You" (Doko, Roche) – 3:59
  12. "Mad About You" (Doko, Roche) – 5:06
  • Japan edition
  1. "Treat Me Good" (Cyber mix) – 5:40
  • Australian re-issued edition
  1. "Lucky Me" (Roche) – 4:31
  2. "Permission to Shine" (Bridget Benenate) – 4:18
  3. "Blown Away" (S. Cutler, A. Preven) – 4:36
  4. "You Are Afraid" (remix)
  5. "Blind" (remix)
US Version – Breaking Through from Down Under (1999)
  1. Buses And Trains – 3:41
  2. Blown Away – 4:36
  3. Lucky Me – 4:30
  4. Permission To Shine – 4:16
  5. Treat Me Good – 4:29
  6. Gotta Let You Go – 5:25
  7. Waiting for the Day – 5:06
  8. This Must Be Love (Like It Or Not) – 4:05
  9. You Are Afraid – 4:56
  10. I Don't Believe You – 3:58
  11. Someway, Somehow – 4:20
  12. Mad About You – 5:04

Charts[edit]

Waiting for the Day was commercially successful in Australia, spending nine months in the top fifty and peaking in the top twenty on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Platinum 70,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 9 November 1998 Gotham Records CD GOTH98052
3 May 1999 GOTH99032
Japan 25 March 1999 BMG Japan CD BVCP-21045

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards Search Results – Bachelor Girl". ARIA Awards. ARIA Awards. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Bachelor Girl Breaking Through from Down Under". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Bachelor Girl – Waiting for the Day". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Albums 1998". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2007.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Albums 2000". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2007.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020.