9 Best Songs About Waiting

By Nico Gonzalez

If you’ve ever been in a situation where it feels like time is dragging on, these songs will be perfect for your playlist. In this article, I plan to give you the 20 best songs about waiting. [some fun facts about the song to get them interested

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The Heartache Can Wait – Brandi Carlile

The Heartache Can Wait

This song was recorded in 2012 and appears on Carlile’s album Bear Creek. It was written by Brandi Carlile, Jonathan Russell and Tim Hanseroth. The song is about struggling to wait for something that you want, such as a love interest or relationship. This song has alternative rock influence and is played with acoustic guitar, drums, and accordion.

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – Retta

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! | Retta | Saturday MAY 26, 2018

This song was released in 2016 on the album Good Luck With That. It was written by Retta, Joe Mosello, and Jamey Geston. The song is about being so excited for something that you have to wait for, such as a concert or party, but you are so stressed about it that you go crazy in the meantime. This song has jazzy influences and is played with piano and drums.

I Got You – Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha - I Got You [Official Music Video]

This song was released in 2015 on the album I Don’t Wanna Grow Up. It was written by Ester Dean, Tish Hyman, and Bebe Rexha. The song is about having to wait for someone who you love to come back because they are gone right now, but you know they will come back. This song has R&B influences and also contains elements of pop.

Wait – M83

M83 - "Wait" (Official Video)

This song was released in 2011 on the album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. It was written by Anthony Gonzalez, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Kevin Parker, and Morgan Kibby. The song is about how time can seem to stand still when you are waiting for something, such as a loved one. This song has electronica influences and is played with synthesizers and guitars.

Waiting – Green Day

Green Day - Waiting [Official Music Video]

This song was released in 2004 on the album American Idiot. It was written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool. The song is about waiting for a lover who is far away, which sometimes makes the wait seem unbearable. This song has punk influences but also features elements of alternative rock. It uses high-pitched vocals by Billie Joe Armstrong with light guitar playing to provide background music.

Waiting All Night – James Arthur

This song was released in 2017 on the album Back from the Edge. It was written by James Arthur, Iain James, and Neil Ormandy. The song is about waiting for someone to come back but not wanting them to return because they will only hurt you again. This song has pop, R&B, and soul influences and is played with acoustic guitars and drums.

Waiting All Night – Rudimental and Ella Eyre

Rudimental - Waiting All Night (ft. Ella Eyre) [Official Video]

This song was released in 2013 on the album Home. It was written by Amir Amor, Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Leon Rolle, and Ella Eyre. The song is about waiting for someone you love who is far away. This song has drum and bass influences. It uses drums, pianos, synthesizers, and guitars to create an exciting sound.

Waiting on the World to Change – John Mayer

John Mayer - Waiting On the World to Change (Official Video)

This song was released in 2006 on the album Continuum. It was written by John Mayer, James Valentine, Pino Palladino, Steve Jordan, Joseph King, and Michael Silver. The song is about waiting for the world to change so that we can all be happy. This song has blues and folk influences. It uses guitars, bass guitars, drums, and keyboards to create a mellow sound.

The Weight – The Band

The Weight - The Band (lyrics)

This song was released in 1968 on the album Music from Big Pink. It was written by Robbie Robertson. The song is about waiting for the person you love to come back. This song has rock and folk influences. It is played with guitars, bass guitars, drums, and keyboards.

As you can see, there are many great songs about waiting. Whether you are waiting for someone who is never going to come back or waiting for someone you love who is far away, these songs will inspire and help you.