Richard Marx is planning a new album, a “songwriter” and a tour

by Best Classic Bands Staff

Richard Marx, who scored with three No. 1 singles in the late 80s (“Hold On To the Nights”, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting”), has announced a new album, Songwriter, forthcoming September 30, 2022, via Shelter Records. The multi-genre version includes 20 songs and features collaborations with songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, Keith Urban and Darius Rucker.

The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer said in the July 15 announcement, “I’ve had an incredible 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 my own album which touches on several genres that I love.

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

marxborn September 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 over 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut album which reached #8 on the Billboard Top 200 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 No. rock ranking. The sequel to Marx, 1989 Recidivistcontinued his early success, reaching No. 1 and going quadruple platinum with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting”.

He went on to win a 2004 Grammy for Song of the Year for co-writing Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father.” Overall, he 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 published his best-selling memoirs, Stories to tell.

This summer, Marx will be hitting the road in the UK and Europe before returning to the US this fall for a headlining tour. Tickets are available here and here.

Songwriter Track list
Same Heartbreak Different Day (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx, Michael Jade)
Believe in me (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx)
Anything (Richard Marx/Bruce Weigner)
The Call from Moscow (Richard Marx)
Only a Memory (Richard Marx/Adam Messinger)

Shame on You (Richard Marx/Jesse Marx)
Go ahead (Richard Marx)
My love, my enemy (Richard Marx/Matt Scannell)
Another Yesterday (Richard Marx/Chris Daughtry/Jason Wade)
We are not alone (Ricard Marx/Jesse Marx)

All I Have (Richard Marx)
One More Day (Richard Marx/Keith Urban)
Break 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)
Always in my heart (Richard Marx/Richard Page)
Like We’ll Never Love Again (Richard Marx/Gary Burr)
Never After (Richard Marx/Topher Brown)
Maybe (Richard Marx)

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