John Waite-Best-No Brakes Best Of

When you aggregate the many high points from the recorded body of work of John Waite over the last four decades of popular music, his well-known world class singing voice is readily on display, but what emerges is a dedicated, well-read, mature songwriting craftsman who has maintained the highest standards over a lengthy career. Whether with  the woulda-coulda-shoulda-been UK band The Babys ( “Isn’t It Time”,”Head First”,”Back on My Feet Again”,”Midnight Rendezvous” ), the late Eighties supergroup Bad English (#1 song “When I See You Smile”,” Straight to Your Heart” ), or solo ( “Change”, “Missing You” #1 again; “Encircled”,”Downtown”, “New York City Girl”,”If You Ever Get Lonely”, which is also a Country hit covered by Love and Theft), John Waite never underestimates the power of a song to tattoo indelibly a memory on your heart forever.

Waite’s #1 song “Missing You” from No Brakes   in 1984 made such an indelible impact that New York Times  best-selling author Harlan Coben nicked the title for his last novel with an almost Blue Velvet   twist. Meanwhile, Waite  released Best  to mark the  No Brakes  and “Missing You” anniversaries. – RedbeardJOHN_WAITE-76231_10202677970724078_1956818642_n