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Every step of the way...

John Waite is an English singer who will experience several artistic periods during his life with a first career with Babys between 1975 and 1981. Followed by a solo career between 1982 and 1987. To finish with Bad English between 1988 and 1991. Just that!

He thus met his first successes within Babys with titles like “Isn't it time” in 1977 and “Everytime I think of you” in 1979. Group which will produce no less than 5 albums before ending up separating at the end of 1980 .

His solo career really started in 1982 with the release of the album "Ignition", an album that was to achieve some success, but only in the USA. Album which will mainly produce the single "Change".

But it was above all with the album "No brakes", which came out two years later in 1984, that he finally achieved a worldwide success worthy of the name, notably thanks to the enormous single "Missing you". Single which will be a real hit and which remains to this day the artist’s biggest solo success.

The album "Mask of smiles", which was released in 1985, was to achieve a more modest success and produced only a minor hit with "Every step of the way". Just like the album "Rover's return" in 1987 which also produced only a minor hit with the title "These times are hard for lovers".

From 1988 he opened the Bad English parenthesis, a group with which he enjoyed significant success, notably on the enormous single "When I see you smile" in 1989. The parenthesis he closed in 1991.

He will resume a solo career thereafter but it will not experience the success previously encountered.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Change 1982

  • Going to the top 1982

  • Missing you 1984

  • Tears 1984

  • Restless heart 1985

  • Every step of the way 1985

  • If anybody had a heart 1986

  • These Times Are Hard for Lovers 1987

  • Act of love 1987

  • Deal for life 1990

  • In dreams 1993

  • How did I get by without you 1995


Clips :

1982 ... the first solo steps. Rather successful first steps and which hint at a more than obvious potential in this singer !

1982 ... a second title which will unfortunately go completely under the radar. And yet it is not without quality, it is clear ...

1984 ... after a year 1983 empty, here he is back in a form that we will call...Olympic ! Here he signs quite simply the biggest success of his solo career and at the same time offers himself a direct ticket to posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !

1984 ... a sequel which will not really meet the same success as the previous title but which confirms all the same the status of sure value of the moment of the singer. It's already that !

1985 ... the singer will never find the level of success reached during 1984 but what he continues to deliver largely holds up. What more...

1985 ... not necessarily the best ranked of all its titles but surely one of its most emblematic. A talent that hits the mark, title after title, year after year. HU-GE !

1986 ... small year 1986 with only 1 title on the clock. Either way, the dynamic of success is still there and allows the artist to stay in the lead. A union minimum which is largely sufficient ...

1987 ... a year 1987 which saw him come back in force on the front of the stage. Return of success across the Channel and a good sales score in the USA. Rather a good Cru this year 1987 !

1987 ... a BIG year 1987 which continues in the best way with this excellent title. One more you will tell me !

1990 ... big air gap of 3 years and here he is back thanks to this title present on the soundtrack of the film 'Days of thunder'. A quality return but too late and which unfortunately will not allow him to return to the race ...

1993 ... 3 years air holes multiply. By dint of leaving and coming back, the fans of the first hour went to see elsewhere if they were there. Pity...

1995 ... his last title of the decade. A title that will not change the situation, but which will still offer him a nice success in the USA. Nice success which this time will be the last ...


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