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!
“DON’T MEAN NOTHING”
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.
“SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER”
Another single, another #3 song from Marx’s debut 1987 album!
“ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS”
This song, originally on Marx’s demo tape, got rejected by multiple record companies. Too bad they passed on a future #2 song.
“HOLD ONTO THE NIGHTS”
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!
“RIGHT HERE WAITING”
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!