Richard Marx 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: Hazard 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 Emotional Remains 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!