Waiting for Tonight

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"Waiting for Tonight"
Single by Jennifer Lopez
from the album On the 6
ReleasedNovember 1, 1999 (1999-11-01)
Format
Recorded1998
Genre
Length4:06
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Jennifer Lopez singles chronology
"If You Had My Love"
(1999)
"Waiting for Tonight"
(1999)
"Feelin' So Good"
(2000)
"If You Had My Love"
(1999)
"Waiting for Tonight"
(1999)
"Feelin' So Good"
(2000)
Music video
"Waiting for Tonight" on YouTube

"Waiting for Tonight" is a song by American entertainer Jennifer Lopez. It is from her first album, On the 6. The song was released in 1999. It is a cover of a song that was originally recorded by a girl group called 3rd Party in 1997. Critics liked Lopez' version because it was more of a house version than Eurodance.

The song reached the top ten in several countries worldwide, including number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.

The music video for "Waiting for Tonight" features a futuristic, Y2K theme.

Track listings[change | change source]

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of On the 6.[9]

"Waiting for Tonight"
  • David Barrett – production coordinator
  • Jane Barrett – background vocals
  • Juan Bohorquez – assistant engineer
  • Maria Christensen – background vocals, songwriter
  • Margaret Dorn – background vocals
  • Michael Garvin – songwriter
  • Franklyn Grant – engineer
  • Dan Hetzel – mixer
  • Ritchie Jones – additional producer, additional programmer, arranger, drums, remixer, percussion
  • Eric Kupper – keyboards
  • Phil Temple – songwriter
  • "Young" Dave Scheuer – additional programmer, additional arranger, engineer
  • Ric Wake – arranger, producer
  • Robb Williams – assistant engineer
  • Thomas R. Yezzi – engineer
"Una Noche Más"
  • David Barrett – production coordinator
  • Manny Benito – adapter, songwriter
  • Juan Bohorquez – assistant engineer
  • Maria Christensen – songwriter
  • Alfred Figueroa – assistant engineer
  • Michael Garvin – songwriter
  • Franklyn Grant – engineer
  • Dan Hetzel – mixer
  • Ritchie Jones – additional producer, additional programmer, arranger, drums, remixer, percussion
  • Eric Kupper – keyboards
  • Phil Temple – songwriter
  • Wendy Peterson – background vocals
  • Freddy Piñero, Jr. – engineer
  • Rita Quintero – background vocals
  • "Young" Dave Scheuer – additional programmer, additional arranger, engineer
  • Ric Wake – arranger, producer
  • Robb Williams – assistant engineer
  • Thomas R. Yezzi – engineer

Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[37] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[38] Gold 25,000*
France (SNEP)[39] Silver 125,000*
New Zealand (RIANZ)[40] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Silver 230,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[change | change source]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom November 1, 1999 CD single (CD 1)[42] Columbia
CD single (CD 2)[43]
Austria[44] November 15, 1999 CD single
Germany[44]
Switzerland[44]

References[change | change source]

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