Richard Marx Has New Album, ‘Songwriter,’ and Tour

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Richard Marx, who scored with three #1 singles in the late ’80s (“Hold On To the Nights,” “Satisfied,” and “Right Here Waiting”), issued a new album, Songwriter, on Sept. 30, 2022, via Shelter Records. The multi-genre release includes 20 songs and features collaborations with such fellow songwriters as Burt Bacharach, Keith Urban, and Darius Rucker. Listen to many of the tracks below, including two he wrote with his son, Jesse.

The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer said, in the July 15 announcement, “I’ve had such an amazing opportunity in my songwriting career to write all kinds of songs with, and for, all kinds of artists. It finally occurred to me that there was no reason not to record an album of my own that touches on multiple genres I love.”

Listen to the first release, “Same Heartbreak Different Day,” co-written with Lucas Marx (Katy Perry) and Michael Jade (Little Big Town)

Marx, born Sept. 16, 1963, made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 hits, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and #1 spot on the rock chart. Marx’s follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, furthered his early success, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.”

He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father.” Overall, he has scored 14 No. 1 singles (including Urban’s “Long Hot Summer,”) both as a performer and as a songwriter/producer.

Songwriter begins another busy year for Marx who last summer released his best-selling memoir, Stories To Tell.

Listen to “One Day Longer” from the new album, co-written by Marx and Keith Urban

This autumn, Marx is on the road in the U.K. and Europe before returning to the U.S. this fall for a headlining tour. He’s also scheduled 2023 shows in Australia and New Zealand. Tickets are available here and here.

Songwriter Track Listing
Same Heartbreak Different Day (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx, Michael Jade)
Believe In Me (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx)
Anything (Richard Marx/Bruce Weigner)
Moscow Calling (Richard Marx)
Only A Memory (Richard Marx/Adam Messinger)

Shame On You (Richard Marx/Jesse Marx)
Just Go (Richard Marx)
My Love, My Enemy (Richard Marx/Matt Scannell)
One More Yesterday (Richard Marx/Chris Daughtry/Jason Wade)
We Are Not Alone (Ricard Marx/Jesse Marx)

Watch the lyric video for “Shame On You,” one of the tracks Marx wrote with his son, Jesse

Here’s another track written with his son.

Everything I’ve Got (Richard Marx)
One Day Longer (Richard Marx/Keith Urban)
Breaking My Heart (Richard Marx/Darius Rucker/David Hodges)
Misery Loves Company (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx/Bruce Weigner)
We Had It All (Richard Marx/Randy Hauser/Brice Long)

Always (Richard Marx/Burt Bacharach)
Still In My Heart (Richard Marx/Richard Page)
As If We’ll Never Love Again (Richard Marx/Gary Burr)
Never After (Richard Marx/Topher Brown)
Maybe (Richard Marx)

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  1. 122intheshade
    #1 122intheshade 18 July, 2022, 00:14

    Maybe he can get Joe Walsh to show up at a couple US gigs.

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  2. Sunshine Dawn
    #2 Sunshine Dawn 28 October, 2022, 15:22

    It’s about time. We missed your beautiful voice.

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