Tag: Richard Marx

Friday 1/27/23 1am ET: Feature Live LP: Richard Marx – A Night Out With Friends (2012)

A Night Out With Friends is a two disc live album by Richard Marx with the second disc being a DVD, the second of his career. Accompanying the release of A Night Out With Friends, the live performance video was broadcast on PBS’, Front Row Center concert series, episode 109 began airing on May 31, 2012. Richard Marx’ friends, in order of appearance and song performed: Sara Niemietz (“Keep Coming Back”), Matt Scannell (“You’re A God”), JC Chasez (“This I Promise You”) and Hugh Jackman (“To Where You Are”).

Endless Summer Nights
One Thing Left
Hazard
Through My Veins
When You Loved Me
This I Promise You (with JC Chasez)
The Letter (with Hugh Jackman)
Satisfied
Should’ve Known Better
Right Here Waiting
Over My Head
Wouldn’t Let Me Love You

Thursday 11/1/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Richard Marx – Songwriter (2022)

Songwriter is the thirteenth studio album by American singer/songwriter and record producer/arranger Richard Marx, released on September 30, 2022. The debut single “Same Heartbreak, Different Day” peaked at number 15 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

Songwriter features songs in the genres pop, rock and country, as well as ballads. For this album, Marx worked with many other songwriters, including his sons Lucas and Jesse, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Burt Bacharach and Chris Daughtry among others.

  1. “Same Heartbreak, Different Day” 3:08
  2. “Only a Memory” 3:00
  3. “Anything” 2:37
  4. Moscow Calling” 4:52
  5. “Believe in Me” 3:13
  6. “Shame on You” 2:31
  7. “My Love, My Enemy” 2:35
  8. “Just Go” 4:17
  9. “One More Yesterday” 3:22
  10. “We Are Not Alone” 3:44
  11. “Everything I’ve Got” 3:12
  12. “Misery Loves Company” 2:56
  13. “One Day Longer” 4:07
  14. “Breaking My Heart” 3:46
  15. “We Had It All” 3:23
  16. “Always” 3:41
  17. “Still in My Heart” 4:11
  18. “Maybe” 4:15
  19. “As If We’ll Never Love Again” 3:23
  20. “Never After” 3:41

Burt Bacharach – composer, producer
J. Blynn – electric guitars
Steve Brewster – drums
Topher Brown – writer
Paul Bushnell – bass
Cliff Colnot – string arrangement
Chris Daughtry – composer
Nina DiGregorio – violin
Shawn Fichter – drums
Josh Freese – drums
Brian Griffin – drums
Randy Houser – composer
Taylor Hawkins – drums
Mark Hill – bass
David Hodges – composer
Jillian Jacquline – harmony vocals
Michael Jade – composer, producer
Whynot Jansveld – mastering, bass guitar
Michael Landau – electric guitar, all guitars
Brice Long – composer
Jesse Marx – composer, producer, all instruments, background vocals
Lucas Marx – composer, producer, mixer, answer vocals, all instruments
Richard Marx – lead vocals, composer, producer, background vocals, all guitars, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, ganjo
Chip Matthews – mixing
Herman Matthews – drums
Jerry McPherson – guitars
Miles McPherson – drums
Adam Messinger – composer, producer, mixing, all instruments
Michael Omartian – string arrangement
Richard Page – composer
Greg Phillinganes – piano
Matthew Prock – engineer, mixing, mastering
Darius Rucker – writer
Matt Scannell – writer, producer, guitars, verse guitar, bass guitar
Keith Urban – writer
CJ Vanston – producer, mixing, all instruments
Jorge Vivo – recorder
Jason Wade – composer
Matt Walker – drums
Jason Webb – keyboards
Bruce Wiegner – composer, producer, mixing, all instruments

Thursday 9/15/22 9am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Richard Marx – Greatest Hits (1997)

Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963) is an American adult contemporary and pop rock singer-songwriter. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

Marx’s 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.

Marx is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the top 5 of the Billboard charts. He has scored a total of 14 number one singles, both as a performer and as a songwriter/producer. As a singer, his No. 1 hits include “Right Here Waiting”, “Hold On to the Nights”, “Endless Summer Nights”, and “Satisfied”. According to Billboard, Marx “holds the distinction of having written songs that have hit No. 1 on various Billboard charts in each of the last four decades.”

Marx has written or collaborated on songs with other artists, including “This I Promise You” by NSYNC and “Dance with My Father” by Luther Vandross. Marx has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. In 2003, he won the Grammy for Song of the Year for “Dance with My Father”.

Marx’s first number one success came in 1984 with “Crazy”, a song he co-wrote with country music superstar Kenny Rogers.


Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American singer/songwriter/producer Richard Marx. Released in November 1997, this hits package was Marx’s final release under his ten-year-long Capitol Records recording contract. It contains fourteen of his single releases, plus “Touch of Heaven”, a promotional single from the 1997 album Flesh & Bone, and “Angel’s Lullaby”, a track that had appeared on the 1996 compilation album For Our Children, Too, released to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Greatest Hits was certified Silver in the United Kingdom in 2013 for sales of 60,000 copies. In 2016, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA—which represents U.S. sales of over 500,000 copies—becoming Marx’s fifth American Gold album.

The album was dedicated to Dick Marx, Richard Marx’s father.

  1. “Don’t Mean Nothing” 4:42
  2. “Endless Summer Nights” 4:32
  3. “Now and Forever” 3:34
  4. “Should’ve Known Better” 4:12
  5. “Angelia” 5:18
  6. “Hold On to the Nights” 5:14
  7. “Angel’s Lullaby” 3:58
  8. “Take This Heart” 4:11
  9. “Satisfied” 4:14
  10. “Until I Find You Again” 4:25
  11. “Hazard” 5:17
  12. The Way She Loves Me” 4:15
  13. “Keep Coming Back” 6:49
  14. “Children of the Night” 4:42
  15. “Touch of Heaven” 4:52
  16. “Right Here Waiting” 4:23

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