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Stevie Nicks - I Can't Wait (1985)

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"I Can't Wait" is a song by American singer Stevie Nicks from her third solo studio album Rock a Little (1985). Written by ...

"I Can't Wait" is a song by American singer Stevie Nicks from her third solo studio album Rock a Little (1985). Written by Nicks, Rick Nowels and Eric Pressly, the song was released as the album's lead single in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and as the second single in the United States and Germany.

Music video

The accompanying music video for "I Can't Wait" was directed by Marty Callner. The music video features Nicks, her brother Christopher, Sharon Celani and Lori Perry-Nicks (Nicks’ longtime back-up singers), choreographer Brad Jeffries and a cheeky Mick Fleetwood on a stage and on a set of stairs. Nicks also performs parts by herself in a small room which could be a prison cell. Nicks is primarily dressed in black and sings the song in front of a microphone and during parts has a tambourine, this all goes back to Nicks' trademark image of her performances of songs such as "Rhiannon" with the band Fleetwood Mac.

Nicks says that she did drugs on the set of all her videos of the era, however, regarding the video for "I Can't Wait" she said in I Want My MTV:

"I look at that video, I look at my eyes, and I say to myself, 'Could you have laid off the pot, the coke and the tequila for three days, so you could have looked a little better? It just makes me want to go back into that video and stab myself."

An earlier, alternative edit of the music video aired in Australia, due to the single's earlier release there.

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