Waiting For a Girl Like You
According to US
Sigh. I loved this song in the Eighties. I mean, I loved it A LOT. Me and this song have a history you see.
There was this guy I knew. I met him and his friend at a park one summer day, when I was there just hanging out with my friends. Yes, it was those darn high school years. After we parted ways that day, a couple of my friends argued over who liked him better. Since I was always the "friend" to the guys in high school, and never had the "girl" part attached on, and considered my friends to be so much more prettier than I, I said nothing. But he was a cutie.
So imagine my surprise when I was walking down my street the next day (on my way to a babysitting job) when he drove by. Then stopped. And talked...to me!! We had a very short chat as I explained I was on my way to baby-sit. He asked for my number. He had Foreigner playing in his car (but not this song). Funny how we remember those little details.
Long story short...we started dating. It was the summer before my senior year of high school. He was a huge Foreigner fan. One day we went on a picnic, just the two of us. He brought his boom box with his Foreigner music. I was so much in like with this guy, I was giving up listening to Rick for him. (you know me now, and realize this was monumental!) He played for me "Waiting for a Girl like You" and my heart melted.
Every time I hear this song now, I think of him and that summer. The first time I heard Rick sing this, I got all weepy. I was standing in a venue in Rockford, with tears welling up in my eyes, happy that it was dark in there. Never mind the goose bumps I got when I just SAW this song on the track listing. It blew me away that Rick was even aware of this song, let alone chose it as one to re-record. I don't care if it sounds better or worse than the original. I just love the feelings it dredges up for me every time I hear it. For that reason alone, I never skip this track. This is truly one song *I* wish Rick had written. However, I think if that had happened I wouldn't have this sappy series of memories tied up with it. - Michelle P.
Rick's version of this song is very good but to me much of this song is the distinctive vocals on the "I've been waiting" part of the chorus. That is not Rick's vocal range or style so he uses others to sing that line - which is completely understandable. But that just gives the original an edge over the TDAY version. - Jen H.
This is a nice song. It's rather a sweet love song, with not as much self torture as Rick usually has in the ones that he
writes, so it's nice to hear him sing this one. His voice sounds really good. My favorite part of the song is "you're so, so good"....just the double use of "so" has some power to it, for me.
What an awesome song! Song wise, this is probably my favorite song on the whole CD. This was one of my favorite songs back in the 80's! I still love it when I drag out my Foreigner discs. When I think of Foreigner, this is the first song that comes to my mind. WFAGLY is one of those magical songs for me. It whisks me back in time.....to a time of innocence & puppy love & those years of learning about life. Rick's music also has that wonderful effect on me as well, so it's a great combination as far as the nostalgia part goes. I was thrilled beyond words when I saw this song listed on the CD.