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It reached number 6 in the UK Albums Chart and featured one of the band's most famous songs, "Nothing Ever Happens", which reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart. The album's opening track, "Kiss This Thing Goodbye", entered the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 when released as a single for the second time.
Many Del Amitri fans consider Waking Hours to be the band's first "real" album, perhaps because the post-punk influence of the first, Del Amitri (1985), leads it to be so radically different in sound to the rest of their output; perhaps because Del Amitri was extremely difficult to come by for many years before its CD reissue in 2003, leaving many who became fans in the 1990s unaware of its existence. In either case, Waking Hours arguably represents Del Amitri's first "mature" record, and was certainly the first to bring them any mainstream success.