I try to avoid the GIANTS. I know I’ve already done The Stones and Dylan but to not include Brooooce at this point would be plain old wrong. I’ve just got back from seeing my folks. We’ve had a few drinks (well, Dad and I have had a few drinks) and Brooooce is where IT’S AT.
Waiting on a Sunny Day is considered latter day Springsteen by virtue of being written and recorded in the 21st century. But it’s not a modern number. It’s classic. Classic like Motown or Muscle Shoals.
The most modern thing about this track is that it’s being sung by Bruce Springsteen. He’s channelling Smoky Robinson and Roy Orbison and Elvis and Tom Jones on this number.
When the track first came out it was on the album The Rising. A record rock historians will remember in shorthand as Springsteen’s 9/11 album.
Waiting On A Sunny Day is a vital ingredient to a record like that because of it’s sunny disposition, it’s timeless classic nature and because when you hear it, you can’t help but bop along.
All together now
“It’s Raining! But There Ain’t A Cloud In The Sky!”