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‘Waiting All Night’ spent a lot of time just waiting for the right voice to sing it. In an interview with The Sun, Amir Amor, songwriter and DJ/producer, talked about working with Ella Eyre, saying: “We don’t write songs with anyone in mind but hope that the right person will come along. We had ‘Waiting All Night’ written for a long time and were just sitting on it, as we couldn’t find the right voice to make it come to life. Then we met Ella, who had just come out of school, and she just killed it. We’d been looking for someone to come on tour with us and she was perfect.”
The video for this song is based on the true life story of BMX champion and actor Kurt Yaeger. Kurt became an amputee after a motorcycle accident in 2006. Amir spoke to MTV UK about it, saying: “it’s close to us cos we’re in Hackney so it was a big part of our lives for a few months. It’s actually a true story. A lot of the footage that you see was filmed already.”

Release date

Released April 14, 2013


Rudimental – James Newman – Johnny Harris


Asylum – Atlantic

Chart Rankings

US – 6

UK – 1


The song topped the UK Singles Charts and UK Dance Charts. It was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales over 600,000 copies. ‘Waiting All Night’ reached the top 10 charts in Australia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, and Scotland. The single was certified Platinum in Australia, and Gold in Belgium and New Zealand.

Artist’s age on release date

Rudimental had been active for 3 years when they released this song. Ella Eyre was 19 years old.

Cover Versions

Jasmine Thompson & Seye – (K-Leah) & Dharni & Bryant

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