Composed and recorded by Richard Marx for his second studio album, Repeat Offender. Richard Marx composed the song whilst on a concert tour in 1989, and wrote the lyrics as a love letter to his wife, actress Cynthia Rhodes, who was in South Africa making a film. The video for Right Here Waiting was filmed in Richard Marx’s spare time on the concert tour for his album, Repeat Offender. It features various black-and-white tour footage interspersed with colour scenes of the singer playing the song to an empty auditorium on an empty stage with a grand piano. Very little time was available to make the video due to Richard Marx’s hectic tour schedule.