Wait (M83 song)

"Wait" is a song by French electronic music band M83. The track was released on 5 December 2012 as the fifth single from their sixth studio album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (2011).

Single by M83
from the album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Released5 December 2012 (2012-12-05)
M83 singles chronology
"Steve McQueen"
Music video
"Wait" on YouTube

A music video was made for "Wait" and was released on 5 December 2012 that was directed by Fleur & Manu[1] and produced by Jules de Chateleux and Jean Davi.[2] A trilogy was successfully made after they finally made this video together with the other two music videos "Midnight City" and "Reunion".[3][4]

"Wait" was featured in the 2014 film The Fault in Our Stars by Josh Boone, which he requested to be included as one of the songs for the film.[5] Also in 2014, the song was featured at the end of the film Perfect Sisters and in The Vampire Diaries season six, episode five. The song was also featured in the 2012 film Step Up Revolution, and in the 2019 film Five Feet Apart. The song was featured also in the science-fiction drama tv series Under The Dome in episode 7 of the first season. The song was used in the 2018 ballet, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.[6]

Norwegian music producer Kygo made a free remix of the song which he released in 2014.[7][8]


Chart (2015) Peak
France (SNEP)[9] 154

In other mediaEdit

PBS - American Experience: Chasing the Moon[10]

The song was featured for Turner Classic Movies year end tribute for 2012 "TCM Remembers" which memorialized all of the entertainment personnel that died during the year.


  1. ^ Marine, Joe (6 December 2012). "M83 Concludes Their Serialized Sci-Fi Music Video Trilogy with 'Wait'". No Film School. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Wait (2012) by M83". The Internet Music Video Database. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "M83 completes trilogy with video for "Wait"". The Georgia Straight. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  4. ^ Hogan, Marc (5 December 2012). "M83 Complete Fantastic Video Trilogy With Sci-Fi 'Wait'". Spin. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  5. ^ Wickman, Kase (30 May 2014). "'The Fault In Our Stars' Most Emotional Song Was From Director's Own Cancer Experience". MTV News. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  6. ^ Bauer, Claudia (22 April 2018). "San Francisco Ballet – Unbound Festival Program A: works by Alonzo King, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck – San Francisco". DanceTabs.
  7. ^ "Kygo". Just Noise To Me. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  8. ^ Kygo. "M83 – Wait (Kygo Remix) Album Cover". Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – M83 – Wait" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Spotify - PBS/American Experience: Chasing the Moon [The M83 Songs]". Spotify. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

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