Hold On To The Nights

Exactly 25 years ago, Richard Marx‘s “Hold On To The Nights” grabbed the top spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart for a one-week stay, in the process scoring Marx the first number 1 hit of his career.  It also marked his fourth consecutive top 5 hit to begin his career, following “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Should’ve Known Better,” and “Endless Summer Nights,” all of which came from his self-titled debut album.

“Hold On To The Nights” would also begin a string of three straight singles to hit number one for Marx.  In 1989, his first two singles from his second album, Repeat Offender, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting” would also top the Hot 100.  Marx followed those up with a seventh consecutive top 5 hit with “Angelia,” which made him the first artist to hit the top 5 with his first seven singles, before he finally only hit the Top 20 with “Too Late To Say Goodbye.”  After “Too Late To Say Goodbye,” Marx also hit the top 20 with his next four singles before the fourth single from his Rush Street album, “Chains Around My Heart,” finally broke his impressive streak by peaking at number 44.  Marx would also score two more top 20 hits from his fourth album, Paid Vacation, to bring his grand total to 14.

Marx continues to write, record, and perform music prolifically.  including the recently released single “Just Go.”  He can also be found lately in a humorous bit on Funny or Die.

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