Tag: Richard Marx

Thursday 8/4/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Richard Marx – My Own Best Enemy (2004)

My Own Best Enemy is the seventh studio album by soft rock singer-songwriter Richard Marx, released August 10, 2004. The album hit No. 126 on the Billboard album chart in 2004. The album produced two singles, “When You’re Gone” and “Ready to Fly.” Both of them reached the ‘Hot Adult Top 40’ chart. “Ready To Fly” also hit No. 22 on the adult contemporary chart. The album marked a return to the microphone for Marx, who had spent the early-2000s as a successful songwriter and producer, after the comparatively weak commercial reception of his last album in 2000. As of January 2018, the album had sold a total of 56,958 copies in America per Nielsen SoundScan.

“Nothing Left to Say” 3:57
“When You’re Gone” 4:24
“One Thing Left” 3:55
“Loves Goes On” 3:35
“Ready to Fly” 4:39
“Again” 6:17
“Colder” 3:09
“Everything Good” 3:18
“The Other Side” 4:56
“Someone Special” 4:15
“Suspicion” 3:56
“Falling” 5:13

Richard Marx – arrangements, lead vocals, backing vocals (1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11), acoustic guitar (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12), additional electric guitar (5), acoustic piano (5), string arrangements (5, 9, 12), electric guitar (8, 10, 11), keyboards (8, 9), synth bass (9)
David Cole – virtual synthesizer (2, 6), synthesizers (7, 11), string arrangements (9), keyboard pad (12)
Gary Smith – Hammond B3 organ (2, 4), keyboards (10)
J. T. Corenflos – electric guitar (1, 3, 10, 12), guitars (2)
Keith Urban – guitars (2), guitar solo (2), backing vocals (2), additional guitar (3)
Michael Landau – guitars (4, 7), additional electric guitar (5), electric guitar (8), guitar solo (8)
Michael Thompson – acoustic guitar (5), electric guitar (5, 9), guitars (6)
Shane Fontayne – guitars (6), electric guitar (8, 11)
Bruce Gaitsch – acoustic guitar (10)
Paul Franklin – steel guitar (10)
Glenn Worf – bass (1, 2, 3, 10, 12)
Lance Morrison – bass (4, 7)
Mark Browne – bass (6, 8, 11)
Steve Brewster – drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12)
Matt Laug – drums (4, 7)
John Blasucci – drum programming (5)
Greg Bissonette – drums (6, 8, 11)
Matt Walker – drums (9)
Eric Darken – percussion (4, 9)
Stephen Balderston – cello (3, 8)
Cliff Colnot – cello orchestration (3)
Arif Mardin – string arrangements (5)
Jessica Andrews – backing vocals (4)

Sunday 6/19/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Richard Marx – Rush Street (1991)

Rush Street is the third studio album by singer and songwriter Richard Marx. Released October 28, 1991, and sold over two million copies in the United States alone. It was Richard’s third consecutive multi-million seller in the U. S.

Its first single, “Keep Coming Back,” was #1 on the American Adult Contemporary chart for four consecutive weeks. It reached #5 in Cashbox while peaking at #12 in Billboard. The follow-up single, “Hazard”, also hit #1 Adult Contemporary. It reached #6 in Cashbox and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subsequent single releases included “Take This Heart” and “Chains Around My Heart”, which were Top Ten hits on the US Adult Contemporary charts. All four hits boasted popular music videos as well. Toto members Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro were among the session musicians employed on the album, although they play on separate tracks.

Marx admitted in 2001 that the track “Superstar” is about Madonna. The album was dedicated to son Brandon Marx and grandmother Lois.

“Playing with Fire” – 4:29
“Love Unemotional” – 5:06
“Keep Coming Back” – 6:51
“Take This Heart” – 4:10
“Hazard” – 5:17
“Hands in Your Pocket” – 3:54
“Calling You” – 4:42
“Superstar” – 4:42
“Streets of Pain” – 5:10
“I Get No Sleep” – 3:44
“Big Boy Now”– 5:38
“Chains Around My Heart” – 5:42
“Your World” – 5:54

Richard Marx – arrangements, lead vocals, acoustic piano (11, 12), Fender Rhodes (12), keyboards (12)
Michael Egizi – keyboards (3-6, 8, 11, 12, 13), programming (5)
Greg Phillinganes – Fender Rhodes (3)
Kim Bullard – keyboards (7)
Bill Champlin – Hammond B3 organ (8)
Billy Joel – acoustic piano (10)
Steve Lukather – guitars (1, 9, 10), guitar solos (1, 9), arrangements (1, 9, 10)
Bruce Gaitsch – guitars (2, 3, 8, 13), acoustic guitar (5, 12), guitar solo (7), arrangements (7, 13)
Michael Landau – guitars (4, 6, 13), guitar solo (4, 6, 8, 11, 12), acoustic guitar (12), electric guitar (12), arrangements (13)
Paul Warren – guitars (11)
Randy Jackson – bass (1, 9, 10)
Marcus Miller – bass (2)
Nathan East – bass (3, 4, 6, 13)
Jim Cliff – bass (7, 11, 12)
Leland Sklar – bass (8)
Jon Clarke – drum programming (1)
Terry Bozzio – drums (1, 10, 13)
Jonathan Moffett – drums (2, 3, 4)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (6, 7, 8, 12), arrangements (8)
Tommy Lee – drums (9)
Mike Baird – drums (11)
Chris Trujillo – percussion (4, 5, 12, 13)
John “Juke” Logan – harmonica (2)
Jerry Hey – horn arrangements (2)
Steve Grove – saxophone (2, 3)
Lee Thornburg – trombone (2), trumpet (2)
Tamara Champlin (1, 2, 9)
Jim Cliff (1)
Dalbello (1, 2, 9)
Michael Egizi (1)
Steve George (1)
Richard Marx (1, 2, 5-9, 13)
Richard Page (1)
Brandy Rosenberg (1)
Matt Westfield (1)
John “Juke” Logan (2)
Luther Vandross (2, 3)
Janet Gardner (6)
Ruth Marx (9)
Fee Waybill (9)
Cheryl Lynn (10)
Cindy Mizelle (10)

Tuesday 9/14/21 2pm ET: Feature Artist: Richard Marx Twitter: @richardmarx

American singer-songwriter and record producer and arranger, Richard Marx has released 11 studio albums (plus a Holiday album Christmas Spirit), 13 compilation albums, 3 live albums and 54 single releases.

Born September 16, 1963, his self-titled debut album went triple-platinum in 1987, and his first single, “Don’t Mean Nothing”, reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Between 1987 and 1994, he had 14 top 20 hits, including three number one singles; his first seven singles all reached the top five. His singles during the late 1980s and 1990s included “Endless Summer Nights”, “Hold On to the Nights”, “Right Here Waiting”, “Now and Forever”, “Hazard”, and “At the Beginning” with Donna Lewis. Marx has also written or collaborated on songs with other artists such as “This I Promise You” by NSYNC and “Dance with My Father” by Luther Vandross. The latter song won several Grammy Awards. Songs written or co-written by Marx have topped the charts in four different decades.

In July 2021 Marx released, “Stories To Tell, A Memoir” Click here for more information about the book on The Barnes and Noble website.

Wednesday 5/5/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Richard Marx – Repeat Offender (1989)

Repeat Offender is the second studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. Released April 26, 1989, it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The album was certified four times platinum in United States due to five major singles on the Billboard charts, including two No. 1 hits: “Satisfied” and the Platinum-certified “Right Here Waiting”.

  1. “Nothin’ You Can Do About It” 4:42
  2. “Satisfied” 4:12
  3. “Angelia” 5:16
  4. “Too Late to Say Goodbye” 4:57
  5. “Right Here Waiting” 4:23
  6. “Heart on the Line” 4:43
  7. “Living in the Real World” 4:13
  8. “If You Don’t Want My Love” 4:07
  9. “That Was Lulu” 3:44
  10. “Wait for the Sunrise” 4:13
  11. “Children of the Night” 4:43

Richard Marx – lead vocals, backing vocals (1-4, 6-11)
Michael Omartian – acoustic piano (1, 7, 11), keyboards (11)
C.J. Vanston – keyboards (2-5, 8, 10, 11)
Bill Champlin – Hammond B3 organ (1, 7, 8, 9), backing vocals (1, 7, 8, 9)
Bill Payne – Hammond B3 organ (2)
Bill Cuomo – keyboards (10)
Steve Lukather – guitar (1), guitar solo (1)
Bruce Gaitsch – guitar (2, 3, 5, 6, 8), guitar solo (3, 6, 8), acoustic guitar (4)
Michael Landau – guitar (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11), guitar solo (2, 3, 4, 10, 11)
Jon Walmsley – guitar (7, 9), 1st guitar solo (7)
Paul Warren – 2nd guitar solo (7), guitar (9, 10)
John Pierce – bass guitar (1)
Randy Jackson – bass guitar (2, 6, 11), synth bass (8)
Jim Cliff – bass guitar (3, 4, 7, 9, 10)
Mike Baird – drums (1, 2)
Prairie Prince – drums (3, 4, 6, 11)
John Keane – drums (7, 10)
John Robinson – drums (8)
Michael DeRosier – drums (9)
Paulinho da Costa – percussion (2, 8, 11)
Marc Russo – saxophone (3, 11), sax solo (6)
Dave Koz – saxophone (7)
Tom Scott – sax solo (11)
Larry Williams – saxophone (11)
Gary Grant – trumpet (11)
Jerry Hey – trumpet (11)
Dick Marx – horn arrangements (11)
Bobby Kimball – backing vocals (1, 7, 8, 9)
Cynthia Rhodes – backing vocals (2, 6, 11)
Fee Waybill – backing vocals (4)
David Cole – backing vocals (6)
Bob Coy – backing vocals (6)
Tommy Funderburk – backing vocals (6)
Ruth Marx – backing vocals (6)
John Moore – backing vocals (6)
Shelley Cole – backing vocals (11)
Kevin Cronin – backing vocals (11)
Larry Gatlin – backing vocals (11)
Rudy Gatlin – backing vocals (11)
Steve Gatlin – backing vocals (11)
Gene Miller – backing vocals (11)
Don Shelton – backing vocals (11)
Terry Williams – backing vocals (11)
The Children of the Night – choir on “Children of the Night”

Saturday 12pm ET: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

On Brit Rock this week music from Gary Moore, AC/DC, Jeff Lynne, Extreme, Billy Idol, Faith No More, Fish, Aerosmith,Quireboys, Black Crowes, Stranglers, Boston, Deep Purple, Killers, The Eagles, Chris Cornell, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, U2, The Scorpions, Genesis, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, Frijid Pink, Queen, Cinderella, Foreigner, Russ Ballard, Peter Gabriel, Gun, The Hooters, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Rainbow.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  Encore at 12am Sunday morning.

Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs (7/15/89) 9am ET @RadioMax

journey_1989This week on the RadioMax Classic Countdown, we feature the Top 40 hits from this week in 1989,

1 GOOD THING    Fine Young Cannibals 
2 BABY DON’T FORGET MY NUMBER    Milli Vanilli 
3 EXPRESS YOURSELF    Madonna 
4 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW    Simply Red 
5 I DROVE ALL NIGHT    Cyndi Lauper
6 SATISFIED    Richard Marx
7 THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL    Donna Summer
8 MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY    Natalie Cole
9 TOY SOLDIERS    Martika 
10 WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW    Expose 
11 I WON’T BACK DOWN    Tom Petty
12 LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME    Bon Jovi 
13 THE DOCTOR    Doobie Brothers 
14 BATDANCE    Prince
15 WHO DO YOU GIVE YOUR LOVE TO? 
16 ROOMS ON FIRE    Stevie Nicks 
17 SO ALIVE    Love And Rockets
18 BUFFALO STANCE    Neneh Cherry
19 ON OUR OWN    Bobby Brown 
20 CRAZY ABOUT HER    Rod Stewart 
21 I LIKE IT    Dino
22 MY BRAVE FACE    Paul McCartney
23 EVERY LITTLE STEP    Bobby Brown 
24 DRESSED FOR SUCCESS    Roxette
25 SEND ME AN ANGEL ’89    Real Life 
26 I’LL BE LOVING YOU (Forever)    New Kids On The Block
27 ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY    Great White
28 CRY    Waterfront
29 SACRED EMOTION    Donny Osmond
30 HEY BABY    Henry Lee Summer 
31 THE END OF THE INNOCENCE    Don Henley
32 DOWN BOYS    Warrant 
33 SECRET RENDEZVOUS    Karyn White 
34 VERONICA    Elvis Costello
35 HEADED FOR A HEARTBREAK    Winger
36 INTO THE NIGHT    Benny Mardones
37 NO MORE RHYME    Debbie Gibson
38 COLD HEARTED    Paula Abdul 
39 IN YOUR EYES    Peter Gabriel 
40 RIGHT HERE WAITING    Richard Marx