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"Missing You" is a song by Britishmarker musician John Waite and was included in the album No Brakes. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week on September 22, 1984, and number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

John Waite re-recorded the song with country/bluegrass artist Alison Krauss which appeared on her album A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, and released it to country music radio in 2007. The re-recording peaked at #34 on the Hot Country Songs chart. It was also featured in the popular '80s inspired video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Tina Turner version

This song was also recorded by Tina Turner in 1996, and was released as the third single from the album Wildest Dreams. When Waite's original version of "Missing You" topped Billboard's Hot 100 in late 1984, the song that it knocked out of the top spot was none other than Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It" from its 3-week reign. Turner's version of Waite's "Missing You" hit #12 in the UK and #84 in the U.S.

The single "Missing You" included an edited single version of the track, an alternative mix and certain formats also the European non-album track "The Difference Between Us", later featured on the U.S. edition of the Wildest Dreams album.

Versions and mixes

  • European album version - 4:36
  • U.S. album version - 4:40
  • Single Edit - 4:02
  • Alternative Mix - 4:04

Other cover versions

This song was also recorded by Evan Dando and Tom Morgan as a part of Triple J's Live at The Wireless.

"Missing You" was also recorded by country music duo Brooks & Dunn in 1999 on their Tightrope album; their version peaked at #15 on the country chart.

Another cover came from Rod Stewart in 2006 on his album, Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time.

A cover has also been made by actor/musician Tyler Hilton, exclusively for the soundtrack of One Tree Hill.

Chart performances

John Waite - 1984

Chart (1984) Peak
Irish Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 9
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 27
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 12

Tina Turner - 1996

Chart (1996) Peak
European Top 100 70
French Singles Chart 9
Media Control Chart 66
UK Singles Chart 12
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 84
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 16

Brooks & Dunn - 1999

Chart (1999) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 75
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 15

John Waite & Alison Krauss - 2007

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 34

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