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"Waiting" is the third single from Green Day's 2000 album, Warning, also appearing on the band's Tune in Tokyo EP. It was released as the main promotional single for International Superhits!. The song is a love song about a man that has been waiting for a chance to express his love and finally has one. The song is written on the melody of the Petula Clark song "Downtown". Despite an ambitious video and numerous single releases on both Reprise and Adeline Records, the single saw very little success within the United States.
The video features Green Day playing in a house while a bunch of kids are jumping around, breaking stuff and having a good time (in slow motion). The video was directed by Marc Webb. It shows the band playing in a bunch of scenes (at normal speed), and focuses on Billie Joe nearer to the end.
- Main article: Waiting/lyrics
- During a Reading Festival performance Billie dedicated this song to drummer Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.
- This song was originally titled "Wwwaiting" but Billie later said, "That title was cool and all, but the name didn't fit on the back cover of Warning!"
- Billie deemed the music video for this song a failure.