Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting For You

Richard Marx - Greatest HitsRichard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois is an American adult comtemporary and pop/rock, singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.

He had a string of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including `Endless Summer Nights' `Right Here Waiting' Now and Forever' and `Hazard. Although most of his major hit songs were slow ballads, many of his songs had a classic rock style, such as ``Don't Mean Nothing'' "Should've Known Better," "Satisfied'' and "Too Late To Say Goodbye".

Marx placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 4). His record sales worldwide exceed 30 million.This I Promise You by NSYNC and``Dance With My Father'' by  Luther Vandross. 

Richard MarxThe latter song won several Grammy Awards Aside from songs that he has sung himself, he has written, co-written, and produced successful tracks for other artists.

Marx is the only child of Ruth, a former singer, and Dick Marx, a jazz musician and founder of a successful jingle company in the early 1960s. He has three half-siblings from his father's previous marriage.

Marx began his career in music at the age of 5, singing commercial jingles written by his late father, Dick Marx's list of "commercial" hits includes Arm & Hammer and Nestle Crunch.

Marx was 17 and living in Highland Park, Illionois when a tape of his songs ended up in the hands of Lionel Richie. Richie said he thought Marx had the talent to make it big, saying "I can't promise you anything, but you should come to L.A." So after graduating from North Shore Country Day School ,Marx moved to Los Angeles and visited Richie. "He was recording his first solo album(Lionel Richie) and having trouble with the background vocal," Marx recalls. "He tells me, ‘Come try this part.’ It worked and I ended up singing on his album."

Rush StreetMarx contributed backing vocals to Richie’s hit You Are", as well as `Running with the Night" and ``All Night Long ( All Night) ",  both on Richie's follow-up album Cant Slow Down.
In those early years, Marx would find any excuse possible to labour in the recording industry. His enthusiasm and his presence in the studio landed him several jobs as a background singer for artists such as Madonna,Whitney Houston, and Luther Vandross, eventually, as a songwriter.

Marx also had a minor role in the movie Coach Of The Year, which starred Robert Conrad. He was singing for Kenny Rogers in 1984 when he overheard Rogers say he needed a new song. Within days, Marx gave him a demo of "Crazy." Rogers recorded it, along with another of Marx’s songs, ``What About Me", which also featured James Ingram and Kim Carners.

The trio recording hit #1 Adult comtempory and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 (while just scraping onto the country and R&B charts) in late 1984 while "Crazy" hit #1 Country and #5 AC the following year. Soon after, Marx began working with producer David Foster  and writing songs for the group Chicago and R&B singer Freddie Jackson.

Right Here WaitingWhile working as a songwriter and doing background vocals, Marx continued to pursue a record deal of his own. His demo tape was rejected by every label in Hollywood until, finally, four years after moving to Los Angeles, the president of EMI/Manhattan Records, Bruce Lundvall, heard Marx's demo and knew he had a star on his hands. 

He gave Marx a record deal and the opportunity to write and record whatever he wanted. Marx contacted his good friend Fee Waybill  of The Tubes, and some very talented musicians, including Joe Walsh, and Randy Meisner of the Eagles, and created a ten-track album that led to a very successful career. Visit official Richard Marx website at :

Right Here Waiting For You


Download Richard Marx Songs Here,
Right Here Waiting For You,Hazard, One More Time

Roxette - Listen To Your Heart

Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Roxette, Sweden's first pop export of the 90's with the striking image and catchy blend of pop and rock, consist of Marie Fredriksson (born 30 May 1958 Sweden) and Per Gessle (born 12 January 1959, Halmstad, Sweden). Gessle became a solo star in the early 80s having previously played in the new wave band Gyllene Tider. He was 'discovered' by former Abba manager Thomas Johannson who was looking for songs for a Frida album. Meanwhile Fredriksson was playing on the singer/songwriter circuit. Johansson teamed them up in 1985 and they became Roxette. Recording at Gessle's studio in Halmstad they soon conquered Sweden and broke through in the USA thanks to the inclusion of the ballad, 'It Must Have Been Love', which was used on the soundtrack of the film Pretty Woman.

It Must Have Been LoveRoxette's history started from a song: "Svarta Glas", written by Per. He asked a Swedish singer to record it, but she refused. Then Per made an English version for it, "Neverending Love", and Rolf Nygren, from EMI, suggested Per to perform it himself together with Marie (they had already met many times before, since 1977, and Marie sang with Per for the first time in 1981, for Gyllene Tider). And she accepted! "Neverending Love" single was a hit in Sweden.

Roxette got its name from a 70's song by Dr. Feelgood, one of Per's favorite bands.

Look SharpIn 1986, Roxette released their first album in Sweden: "Pearls Of Passion", and in 1987 they started a tour (The Rock Runt Riket Tour) around the country. Roxette, with Ratata and Eva Dahlgren (Swedish artists) performed live for more than 110,000 people.

In 1988, the album "Look Sharp!" was released in Sweden. In that year something very strange happened: an exchange student from the United States enjoyed their music and took a copy of the album with him to America. Then he took it to the biggest radio station in Minneapolis, KWB, and told the program director Brian Phillips , 'You have to listen to this album because it's great'. Soon "The Look" went up to #1 before the album was officially released worldwide (what happened in 1989).

In late 1989 Roxette reached #1 again with "Listen To Your Heart" and began their first European tour. "Look Sharp!" sold 8 million copies around the world.

JoyrideIn 1987 Per had written a song called "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For The Broken Hearted)", and in 1990, after a few changes "It Must Have Been Love" got into a movie called "Pretty Woman", with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, which was a great success and the song was #1 in many countries. "Pretty Woman" sound track album sold 9 million copies worldwide.

Roxette's third album "Joyride" was released in 1991, named after a comment made by Paul McCartney (he said that writing songs with John Lennon was a long joyride). The album sold 10 million units and the hit "Joyride" reached #1 in many countries. Other successful songs in the album are "Spending My Time" and "Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)".

Room Service (2009 Remastered Version - Includes Bonus TracksSo they started a world tour. During the "Join The Joyride" tour (108 concerts around the world in more than 87 countries, including even Russia and China) they made an album, "Tourism - Songs from studios, stages, hotel rooms & other strange places", recorded in many countries, like Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Switzerland and USA. Released in 1992, "Tourism" sold about 7 million albums.

In 1993, Per wrote a song, "Almost Unreal" for a Bette Midler movie, but it ended up in the "Super Mario Bros." sound track, which also had another Roxette song, "2 Cinnamon Street" (a kind of ‘female version’ of "Cinnamon Street", from the "Tourism" album). "Almost Unreal" is a very beautiful song, although the movie is not so good...

Have A Nice Day (2009 Remastered Version - Includes Bonus Tracks)In 1994 Roxette released a new album "Crash! Boom! Bang!", which has sold around 5 million copies, and started another world tour. But in this tour they didn’t go to USA because the local EMI thought it wouldn’t be successful. EMI USA released the album "Favorites From Crash! Boom! Bang!", sold only in the McDonald’s fast food restaurants, which sold about 1 million copies.

In 1995 EMI released "Rarities" in some few countries with some demos and some MTV Unplugged versions. "Rarities" is now out of print. In October Roxette released "Don’t Bore Us - Get To The Chorus! Roxette’s Greatest Hits" which contained 14 greatest hits and 4 new ones.

In early 1996 Roxette released "Baladas En Espanol" with some of their best ballads recorded in Spanish.

In 1997 Per and Marie signed their contract with EMI for the next 10 years. Still in 1997, EMI re-released "Pearls Of Passion", which was released only in Sweden in 1986. It contains the original 12 tracks and 8 extra tracks.

In early 1998, after four years out of studio, Roxette went to Spain to record some songs for the new album, "Have A Nice Day, which was released in early 1999.

Roxette: All Videos Ever Made and More - Complete CollectionAnd Per said they are already preparing a new one. It will be released on the January of 2001…

In 2001 A Surpise single was released called "The Centre of the Heart". Most people had no idea Roxette was still around so only the fans knew about it. June of 2001 the album "Room Service" was released. "The Centre of the Heart" was the second song on the album. Next came the single "Real Sugar" in which the video is a muppet-like parody of the tonight show. Next came the super ballad "Milk & Toast & Honey" which did absolutely nothing in the West but becuase Europeans have a better taste in music "M&T&H" went to #1 in various countries including Spain. That was it for Room Service.

The end of 2001 Roxette made personal history by releasing "All the videos and more" on DVD Everywhere but North America (No I'm not bitter)

In Early 2002 it was announced that Marie had a brain tumor which would have to be removed immediately. She quickly went through the surgery. Apparently she even wanted to go on tour right out of the hospital but Per and Mikke wouldn't let her! :-)

Crash! Boom! Bang! (2009 Remastered Version - Includes Bonus Tracks)In Late 2002 "The Ballad Hits" was released. The limited edition two disc set included one new single (A Thing About You), four previously unreleased songs (Breathe, The Weight of the World, It Hurts & Every Day)the B-side to the "Salvation" single - "See Me" and the 13 ballads that have defined Roxette's career.

In Early 2003 Everywhere but CANADA (No I'm not bitter) "The Pop Hits" was released. The lead single was "Opportunity Nox" The first ever cartoon Roxette video. The song is still on European charts but didn't go much past 40 on the North American charts. "The Pop Hits" like "The Ballad Hits" includes 13 pop songs that have defined Roxette's career as well as 6 new ones. Opportunity Nox  Little Miss Sorrow are the only two i know becuase EMI Canada is not releasing the double disc version Source : Wikipedia


Roxette: Listen To Your Heart Lyrics

Songwriters: Gessle, Per Hakan; Persson, Mats Arne

I know there's something in the wake of your smile.
I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yea.
You've built a love but that love falls apart.
Your little piece of heaven turns too dark.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile.
The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yea.
They're swept away and nothing is what is seems,
the feeling of belonging to your dreams.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

And there are voices
that want to be heard.
So much to mention
but you can't find the words.
The scent of magic,
the beauty that's been
when love was wilder than the wind.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

Listen to your heart, mm-mmmmmm

I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

P.Ramlee - Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. P. Ramlee, PSM, AMN, DA (Posthumous) (Sarawak) (22 March 1929–29 May 1973) was a Malaysian film actor, director, singer, songwriter,composer and producer. Due to his contributions to the movie and music industry and his literary work, he is often considered the icon of Malay entertainment in Malaysia, Singapore anda Sumatera. 

P. Ramlee was born Teuku Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh.His father Teuku Nyak Puteh was a sailor from Indonesia,and later marries Che Mah Hussain.He was born on the first day of Eid festival,which is 22 March 1929.

He attended Sekolah Melayu Kampung Jawa (English:  Kampung Jawa Malay School) and Sekolah Francis Light primary schools. Next he went to the famous Penang Free School secondary school until the World War broke out. During the Japanese Occupation years in Malaya, he continued his studies at the Japanese Navy Academy. When the war ended, he reconvened his studies in Penang Free School. He was very active in sports.

His first musical instrument was ukelele. Later he turned to guitar and violin under the coach of the Penang Free School brass band leader, Mr. Kamaruddin. He later joined the orchestras Teruna Sekampung and then Sinaran Bintang Sore. In 1947, he won the first place in a song competition organized by Penang Radio.

P. Ramlee's first role was in the movie Chinta 1948. In 1949 he was cast in the film. His career continued to flourish that between the years 1948-1955, he had acted in 27 films. Seven years after his acting career started, P. Ramlee directed his first film Penarek Becha. In 1957, P. Ramlee would act in the first of his Bujang Lapok comedic films that he acted along with Aziz Sattar and S.Shamsudin, which are still popular among the modern Malay film watchers. During his career he directed and acted in sixty-six films, and had more than 360 songs to his credit.

He returned permanently to Kuala Lumpur after years with Shaw Brothers in Singapore; however,he would never expect that his permanent return would mark the begin of his downfall.His final film was Laksemana Do Re Mi in 1972 and his last song and lyrics was Air Mata DiKuala Lumpur  (Tears in Kuala Lumpur),before his death in 1973.In his last song,the lyrics depicts his crushed feeling and series of disappointments and setbacks upon returning to Malaysia after years in Singapore.

His award-winning films are:
  • Anakku Sazali (My Son Sazali): Best Male Actor,4th Asian Film Festival (Tokyo,1957)
  • Hang Tuah (Legend of Hang Tuah): Best Musical Score,3rd Asian Film Festival (Hong Kong 1956) and Official screening at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival in 1957.The first and only P.Ramlee movie to be filmed in color.
  • Ibu Mertuaku (My Mother in-law): Most Versatile Talent,10th Asian Film Festival (Tokyo,1963)
  • Madu Tiga (Three Wives): Best Comedy,11th Asian Film Festival (Taipei,1964)
  • Nujum Pak Belalang (Pak Belalang The Fortune Teller): Best Comedy,7th Asian Film Festival (Tokyo,1960)
  • Pendekar Bujang Lapok (The Three Warrior Bachelors): Best Comedy,6th Asian Film Festival (Kuala Lumpur,1959)
  • Sumpah Orang Minyak (Curse of The Oily Man): Best Black and White Photography,5th Asian Film Festival (Manila,1958)
While his other hononary awards are:
  • (AMN) ,conferred by His Majesty Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail in 1962.
  • (PSM),carrying the title 'Tan Sri' by HRH Sultan Azlan Shah in 1990.
  • Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Kenyalang Sarawak "Datuk Amar Bintang Kenyalang (Posthumous)" (DA(P)),carrying the title 'Datuk Amar' by the Sarawak State Government in 2009.
  • Hononary Doctorate in Performance Arts,2005


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