Foreigner celebrating 40th anniversary of hit song on ‘The Goldbergs’

“Waiting For A Girl Like You” will be featured on Sept 29th episode on ABC

After performing together for more than four decades, Foreigner will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” with a notable inclusion as the featured song on an all-new episode of ABC-TV’s The Goldbergs on Wednesday, September 29th at 8 pm ET/PT.

“Waiting For A Girl Like You” was always a special song for me as it commemorates the birth of my son Christopher (who I thought was going to be a girl!). I’m so pleased that The Goldbergs production team have chosen to introduce the song to their terrific audience. I’m looking forward to playing it along with our orchestra at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on October 1st, the 40th anniversary of the original release,” shares Foreigner founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist, Mick Jones.”

The Goldbergs, a sitcom featuring a suburban family living in the 1980s, features a hit song from the 1980’s in each episode. The inclusion of “Waiting For A Girl Like You” aligns perfectly with the 40th anniversary of the release on October 1st.

In this all-new episode, Adam is ready to leave the struggles of his high school years behind him. Still, he is distraught to discover he’s been waitlisted at NYU while his girlfriend Brea has been accepted, along with his mom Beverly. She surprises everyone by admitting she applied to the same school. Adam courts the NYU dean of admissions, hoping she will change her mind on his deferral, by serenading her to his version of Foreigner’s “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

On October 1, 1981, “Waiting For A Girl Like You” was released as the second single from the album 4 and was co-written by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. It has become one of the band’s most successful songs worldwide, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Tracks Chart.

“Waiting For A Girl Like You” achieved a chart distinction by spending its record-setting 10 weeks in the No. 2 position of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, without ever reaching the top. It debuted on the Hot 100 chart dated October 10, 1981.

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide No. 1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Audio and video streams of Foreigner’s hits are over 15 million per week.

The Goldbergs, a sitcom about a suburban family from the Philadelphia area living in the 1980s, stars Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, with George Segal as Al “Pops” Solomon and Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg.

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