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Seven Top 5 Richard Marx Singles

April 1, 2019 | Written by By Ben Youngerman, ArtsQuest Marketing Manager

Many musicians have had hot starts to their careers, but Richard Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.

Before Richard Marx comes to the Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling for a solo acoustic event on June 7, get reacquainted with the GRAMMY-winner’s biggest hits that took the late-’80s and early-’90s charts by (unprecedented) storm!


What a debut! This song hit #3 on the Hot 100 and earned Marx his first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Rock Vocal Performance – Solo” against Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Bob Seger and Joe Cocker.


Another single, another #3 song from Marx’s debut 1987 album!


This song, originally on Marx’s demo tape, got rejected by multiple record companies. Too bad they passed on a future #2 song.


This track earned Richard Marx his first-ever #1 hit on July 23, 1988.


No sophomore album slump here! The lead single off of Marx’s 1989 album Repeat Offender was another chart-topper!


Marx’s biggest hit, “Right Here Waiting,” went #1 across the globe and was certified Platinum.


Recreating some of the sounds from his favorite Def Leppard albums, this Marx ballad peaked at #4!

A Solo Acoustic Evening with Richard Marx
Friday, June 7
Musikfest Cafe pres. by Yuengling

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