Here's a guy I think is a darkhorse when it comes to great singer songwriters in the adult contemporary scene. He wrote a ton of hits through the 80's and 90's and had a great mix of rock tracks as well as ballads. He's managed to still release music as well as write successful songs for others to this day. honestly, my mom got me into Richards music and I reluctantly listened to it until my music taste in general matured and now I think that Richards music is great. I think I first respected his writing when the ambiguous story of Hazard was a hit on the radio and it was a darker avenue for him in general. Other than that, I think Right Here Waiting may be one of the most timeless, gorgeous radio ballads ever and Children of the Night is a moving 90's time capsule!
Here are the Richard tracks I dig most:
Right Here Waiting
Children of the Night
Take This Heart
One of the reasons I did this thread besides liking his past work was discovering he had a new c.d. out called
I really like this song off of it:
Better or Worse
Hope any potential fans here get to enjoy the opportunity to talk about his music!
You are right and what's beautiful about it is it's actually written for his wife in a marriage that is actually still active. It's nice to see love songs for something that isn't fleeting. I also read that at the time of the ballad a lot of the ballads were power ballads and it was a conscious choice to go against the grain and make the song simple with just vocals and guitar.
I love this song! It's the unofficial OUR song for my guy and me.
Richard Marx wrote from his heart and he knows how difficult relationships are,especially long distance ones. He being a musician and his wife an actress..but I respect him for managing the delicate balances of trust and affection that is important.
6 hour time differences, career commitments, children, etc like to distract you but in the end it's worth it all for the right person... :sigh:
anyway lol...I love his music.
__________________ “The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Surrender To Me Feat. Lara Fabian
(a great ballad, the fact that Lara Fabian is a singer who resembles Celine Dion vocally it's a credit to Richards writing and presence that this song didn't stink up the joint)