Waiting On A Friend
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 1982 Waiting On A Friend 45

Watching girls go passing by
It ain't the latest thing
I'm just standing in a doorway
I'm just trying to make some sense
Out of these girls go passing by
The tales they tell of men
I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a friend

1982
13
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982
  • from the album Tattoo You (1981)
  • on the record:
       Mick Jagger- lead vocal, backing vocals
       Keith Richards- guitar, backing vocals
       Mick Taylor- guitar
       Bill Wyman- bass
       Charlie Watts- drums
       Sonny Rollins- saxophone
       Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • recorded initially in 1972 during the Goats Head Soup sessions but according to Jagger they didn't have any lyrics; resurrected by producer Chris Kimsey (Undercover and Steel Wheels) as something that could be re-worked
  • written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  • produced by The Glimmer Twins
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