1989: Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

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┬áSouth Africa┬ámaking 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.

Weekly Chart History (1989 – 1990)Peak Position
Australia1
Austria19
Belgium3
Canada The Record Chart1
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart1
France19
Germany12
Ireland1
Italy48
Netherlands3
New Zealand1
Norway4
Spain17
Sweden7
Switzerland6
United Kingdom2
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart 1
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart1
USA Radio and Records Chart1
Year-End Chart History (1989)Final Position
Australia14
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart 2
New Zealand35
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart 11