The Info List - Richard Marx

Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963) is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who has sold over 30 million records. He had a stream of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including "Endless Summer Nights," "Right Here Waiting," "Now and Forever," "Hazard" and "At the Beginning" with Donna Lewis. Although some of his major hit songs were ballads, many of his songs have 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.[2] He has also written or collaborated on songs with other artists such as "This I Promise You" by NSYNC
and "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross. The latter song won several Grammy Awards.[3] His 14th and latest chart topper, "Long Hot Summer," performed by Keith Urban, gave Marx the distinction of having a song he wrote or co-wrote top the charts in four different decades.[4]


1 Early life 2 Early career 3 Music career

3.1 Debut album 3.2 Repeat Offender 3.3 Rush Street 3.4 Paid Vacation 3.5 Flesh and Bone 3.6 Greatest Hits 3.7 Days in Avalon 3.8 My Own Best Enemy 3.9 Duo 3.10 Emotional Remains
Emotional Remains
and Sundown 3.11 Stories to Tell 3.12 The Christmas EP 3.13 Christmas Spirit 3.14 Beautiful Goodbye 3.15 Recent activity and future recordings

4 Collaborations 5 Musical influences / favorite artists 6 Personal life 7 Discography 8 Filmography 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Marx was born in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Ruth (née Guildoo), a former singer, and Dick Marx, a jazz musician and founder of a successful jingle company in the early 1960s.[5] He has three half-siblings from his father's previous marriage.[6] Early career[edit] Marx began his career in music at the age of 5, singing commercial jingles written by his father's company; its list of advertising hits includes Arm & Hammer, Ken-L Ration[7] and Nestlé Crunch. Marx was 17 and living in Highland Park, Illinois
when a tape of his songs ended up in the hands of Lionel Richie. Richie thought Marx had the talent and told the teen, "I can't promise you anything, but you should come to L.A." [8] After graduating from North Shore Country Day School in 1981, Marx moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and visited Richie. Marx initially sang backing vocals for various artists, and also had a minor acting role in the television movie Coach Of The Year, which starred Robert Conrad. He was singing for Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
in 1984 when he overheard Rogers say he needed a new song. Within days, Marx gave him the demo of "Crazy." Rogers recorded it, along with another of Marx’s songs, "What About Me?" This also featured James Ingram
James Ingram
and Kim Carnes. The trio recording hit #1 Adult Contemporary and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100
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. While working as a songwriter and doing background vocals, Marx continued to pursue his own record deal. 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, signed him. Marx contacted his friend Fee Waybill, frontman of The Tubes, and some other musicians, including Joe Walsh, and Randy Meisner of the Eagles, to create a ten-track debut album. Music career[edit] Debut album[edit] Main article: Richard Marx
Richard Marx
(album) Marx's self-titled debut album, released in June 1987, yielded four hit singles and sold nearly four million copies in the US. The debut single, "Don't Mean Nothing," about the potential pitfalls of the music business, had been released the previous month, and it climbed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
as well as #1 on Billboard's Album Rock charts. Marx became the first new artist played on 117 radio stations nationwide during his initial week on the charts. The next two singles, "Should’ve Known Better" and "Endless Summer Nights" reached #3 and #2, respectively. The fourth single release, "Hold On to the Nights," earned Marx his first #1 Pop single. With the success of his self-titled album, he embarked on his first world tour, initially opening for REO Speedwagon, but quickly began headlining his own shows. His first tour kept him on the road for 14 months. In 1988, Marx was nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for 'Best Rock Vocal Performance - Solo' for "Don’t Mean Nothing."[9] Repeat Offender[edit] Main article: Repeat Offender ( Richard Marx
Richard Marx
album) Repeat Offender, Marx’s second album, was released in May 1989. It rose to #1 on Billboard's album chart. It went triple platinum within a few months and eventually sold over 5 million copies in the United States alone. The first two singles, "Satisfied" and the platinum-selling "Right Here Waiting," both reached #1. "Right Here Waiting" has been covered numerous times, most notably by Monica and 112 in a 1998 duet. Another single from the album, "Children of the Night," was written and composed in support of a Van Nuys-based organization for runaways. It became the sixth single from Repeat Offender,. Marx performed the Beatles’ "Help" at the Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
in late 1989. Marx also received his second Grammy
nomination in 1990 for "Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male" for "Right Here Waiting."[10] Rush Street[edit] Main article: Rush Street (album) Marx went on to release a number of other albums. In 1991 he released his third consecutive platinum album, Rush Street. This album saw artists such as Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross
and Billy Joel
Billy Joel
appear as backing vocalists and guest pianists. The disc's first single, "Keep Coming Back," went to #12 pop as well as #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary charts for 4 weeks running. Paid Vacation[edit] In early 1994, as he and his family permanently left Los Angeles behind and returned to Chicago, Marx released Paid Vacation, and scored his fourth consecutive platinum album. The acoustic ballad "Now and Forever" peaked at #7 on the Hot 100. Flesh and Bone[edit] The year 1997 saw the release of Flesh and Bone, Marx's final studio album on the Capitol imprint. Greatest Hits[edit] Marx's Greatest Hits compilation was released in November 1997. The 16-track album includes a variety of hit singles from his first five albums plus "Angel’s Lullaby," a song written about his children originally appearing on For Our Children, Too, a compilation CD released in 1996 to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Greatest Hits was released in Asia in November 1998 and included two new songs, "Slipping Away" and "Thanks To You," a tribute to his mother. Marx’s dedication and support of numerous charities has continued throughout his career. Days in Avalon[edit] In 2000, Marx debuted his sixth studio album, titled Days in Avalon. This disc was released on the Signal 21 Records label founded by Marx and former Blood, Sweat & Tears drummer and record producer Bobby Colomby. My Own Best Enemy[edit]

Marx in 2005.

After signing a new deal with his former label, Manhattan Records, Marx released the 2004 album My Own Best Enemy. Duo[edit] In 2008, Marx released Duo, on which he collaborated with Vertical Horizon's lead singer, Matt Scannell. Emotional Remains
Emotional Remains
and Sundown[edit] On October 31, 2008, "Emotional Remains" and "Sundown" were released, as digital downloads, on Marx's official site. Stories to Tell[edit] In March 2010, Stories To Tell
Stories To Tell
was released during Marx's solo acoustic concerts. It was the first fully acoustic album he ever recorded or released, and it featured several songs from several of his previous albums. In November 2010, Stories to Tell
Stories to Tell
album was released in Europe in support of Marx's European tour. The European release featured all the songs from the March release and new studio recordings of songs that Marx had written and or composed with, or for, such other artists as Josh Groban
Josh Groban
and Keith Urban. On May 3, 2011, the reissue of Stories to Tell
Stories to Tell
was released in the United States
United States
as a three-disc set exclusively through Walmart. The set included a "best of" disc, an acoustic disc of tracks, and a DVD of a live concert performance at the Shepherd's Bush venue in England. The album was also made available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, but without the bonus DVD and album booklet. "Everybody" was released as a single in Europe and "When You Loved Me" was released in the US, peaking in the Top 20 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[11] The Christmas EP[edit] On November 1, 2011, Marx released The Christmas EP, a five-song collection of Christmas songs. "Christmas Spirit," written and composed jointly by Marx and Fee Waybill, was the first single released for radio airplay. Christmas Spirit[edit] In October 2012, Marx followed up The Christmas EP with a full album of holiday tracks that he called Christmas Spirit. Beautiful Goodbye[edit] On July 8, 2014, Marx released his eleventh studio album, Beautiful Goodbye, through Kobalt Label Services. The album included three songs ("Suddenly," "Have A Little Faith," and "To My Senses") that had all previously appeared on Sundown in 2008. "Whatever We Started" was released as a digital single in May, 2014. It peaked at #29 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The title track was released on September 13, 2014. (A bonus track, "Just Go," had previously been released as a single on February 14, 2013.) Recent activity and future recordings[edit] On June 12, 2008 Marx was part of a PBS
television series called "Songwriters In The Round Presents: Legends & Lyrics." In Episode 102 of the first season, Marx appeared along with Kenny Loggins, Nathan Lee, and rock band Three Doors Down. This episode also featured an interview with singer-songwriter Diane Warren.[12][13][14] On December 6, 2008, Marx headlined a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis research, "Newsapalooza," sponsored by WLS-AM's Roe Conn
Roe Conn
program, in which Marx both performed several of his hits with his band and accompanied Chicago
broadcast news reporters and anchors covering rock hits.[15] In an interview published in Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Magazine on June 26, 2009, Marx said he was "ashamed" of having been linked to a $1.92 million fine against single mother Jammie Thomas-Rasset by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Rasset had shared 24 songs on the file-sharing website Kazaa
in 2005, and Marx's "Now and Forever" was one of them.[16] Marx played piano on the song "Here" and produced Matt Scannell's vocals on two tracks for Vertical Horizon's 2009 album, Burning the Days.[17] Marx appeared on a YouTube video "ASK KevJumba
2," singing along with YouTube star KevJumba.[18]

On March 27, 2011, Marx sang the National Anthem at the NASCAR
race, the 2011 Auto Club 400.

On May 3, 2011, Marx was invited onto stage at the Curran Theater, San Francisco, by Hugh Jackman. It was opening night of Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
In Performance. When introducing the mystery guest, Jackman said that the person was instrumental in helping him put the show together and rehearse, and that he had been on at least 4 occasions in this person's living room practicing. The mystery guest was revealed to be Marx. They then sang "Right Here Waiting" together with Marx changing the lyrics on the last chorus to "Right here waiting for Hugh." In the summer of 2011, Marx collaborated with the internet comedy duo Rhett and Link, producing a celebrity endorsement for a colon cleansing spa in Sacramento, CA. The ad spot and its "making of" was featured on an episode of Rhett and Link's Commercial Kings television series on IFC.[19] In 2016-2017, Marx appeared on Australian television singing "Right Here Waiting" in a HotelsCombined commercial.[20] On 21 December 2016, it was reported that Marx had helped Korean Air flight attendants pacify an unruly, possibly intoxicated passenger while he and his wife were aboard a flight bound from Hanoi to Seoul,[21][22] even providing photographic evidence of the incident.[23][24][25] He had also criticized the airline company towards what was considered to be an inept handling of the situation. In response to this, Korean Air
Korean Air
had said in a press conference that they will be more aggressive towards passengers exhibiting similar violent behaviour, even to hiring more male flight attendants and "readily use stun guns" in case of more serious measures.[26] Collaborations[edit]

1993 – Marx played piano on John Farnham's 1993 song "The Reason Why." 1997 – Marx recorded "At the Beginning" with Donna Lewis
Donna Lewis
for the 1997 film Anastasia. 1997 - Marx recorded "Surrender to Me" with Lara Fabian
Lara Fabian
for the 1997 album Flesh and Bones International Ed. 1999 – In 1999 Marx built "Renegade Studios," a state of the art recording facility located in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Artists such as Philip Sayce, Keith Urban, and Emerson Drive
Emerson Drive
have recorded material at this location. 2002 - Marx collaborated with Mexican-singer Paulina Rubio
Paulina Rubio
on her sixth studio album and first English debut album, writing the song titled 'Border Girl' which led to the album's name titled Border Girl. 2004 – At the 46th Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
on February 8, 2004, Marx won a Grammy
for Song of the Year for "Dance with My Father," which he wrote and composed in collaboration with Luther Vandross. On that same night, he played the piano accompanying Celine Dion
Celine Dion
in performing "Dance With My Father," since Vandross was not present at the ceremony for health reasons. (Vandross died the following year.) 2006 – During Summer 2006, Marx toured with Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
& His All-Starr Band. Other members of that year's All-Starr Band included Edgar Winter, Sheila E, and Billy Squier. 2006 – Marx appeared on the Fox network's TV show Celebrity Duets
Celebrity Duets
in September 2006. Other singers to take part in the series included Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Loggins, Patti LaBelle, Randy Travis, Jesse McCartney, and Gladys Knight. 2007 – In 2007 Marx released a new ballad titled "Your Goodbye" and a new version of his classic love song "Hold On To The Nights" on a Phil Ramone compilation production called New Music From An Old Friend. This compilation was released on the Target label Spotlight.

Musical influences / favorite artists[edit] In addition to his parents, Marx names recording artists like Sam Cooke and Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
as his biggest musical influences, along with Elton John, Donny Hathaway, Steven Tyler, Kenny Loggins, Peter Gabriel, Daniel Lanois, Annie Lennox, U2, and Dave Grusin. Marx includes The Eagles, Bryan Adams, Luther Vandross, John Farnham, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight
in his list of favorites.[27] Personal life[edit] On January 8, 1989, Marx married the singer/dancer/actress Cynthia Rhodes.[1] Rhodes acted and sang in Staying Alive (1983), Flashdance (1983), and most notably in the 1987 blockbuster Dirty Dancing, as well as appearing as the female lead in Marx's first video, "Don't Mean Nothing." The couple has three sons — Brandon (born 1990), Lucas (born 1992), and Jesse (born 1994) — and had previously resided in Lake Bluff, Illinois. He currently resides in Malibu, California. In April 2014, the couple announced the dissolution of their 25-year marriage.[28] On December 23, 2015, Marx married Daisy Fuentes in Aspen, Colorado, as confirmed on his official Facebook page.[29] Discography[edit] Main articles: Richard Marx
Richard Marx
discography, Richard Marx
Richard Marx
songwriting and production discography, and Richard Marx
Richard Marx
session discography

Richard Marx
Richard Marx
(1987) Repeat Offender (1989) Rush Street (1991) Paid Vacation (1994) Flesh and Bone (1997) Days in Avalon
Days in Avalon
(2000) My Own Best Enemy
My Own Best Enemy
(2004) Emotional Remains
Emotional Remains
(2008) Sundown (2008) Christmas Spirit (2012) Beautiful Goodbye (2014)


Year Film/Show Role Notes

1980 Coach Of The Year Himself Credited as Richard Marks

2008 Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
& His All Starr Band Live 2006 Himself

2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Himself Episode: "Greene Machine"

2011 Stories to Tell Himself taped at Shepherd's Bush in London, England

2012 A Night Out with Friends Himself taped at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois

2014 Back In The Day Neighbor

2017 Life in Pieces Buddy Daquiri Episode: "Poison Fire Teats Universe"


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Grammy Awards
- 1990 presented February 22, 1990". Rock On The Net. Retrieved April 15, 2007.  ^ " Richard Marx
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Celebrates 25 Years on Billboard
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Sun-Times. Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2007.  ^ " Richard Marx
Richard Marx
"Ashamed" He's Linked to $1.92 Million RIAA Fine Against Minnesota Mom". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 25, 2009.  ^ "Band". VerticalHorizon.com. Retrieved July 29, 2009.  ^ "ASK KevJumba
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Richard Marx
Finds His Calling as Colon-Cleanser Spokesman". AdWeek. Retrieved 2018-04-04.  ^ Music star Richard Marx
Richard Marx
fronts newly launched HotelsCombined campaign via CHE Proximity, Campaign Brief, December 11, 2016 ^ " Richard Marx
Richard Marx
helps subdue unruly passenger mid flight". Reuters. Retrieved 19 September 2017 – via The Star.  ^ " Singer
Richard Marx
Richard Marx
'restrains unruly man' on Korean Air
Korean Air
flight". BBC. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2017.  ^ Richard Marx
Richard Marx
[@richardmarx] (December 20, 2016). "You will be hearing about our flight#480 on @KoreanAir_KE . Passenger next to us attacked passengers and crew. Crew completely ill trained" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ Richard Marx
Richard Marx
[@richardmarx] (December 20, 2016). " Korean Air
Korean Air
480" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ Richard Marx
Richard Marx
[@richardmarx] (December 20, 2016). " Korean Air
Korean Air
480" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ Hyunjoo Jin (27 December 2016). "Stun guns and male crew: Korean Air to get tough on unruly passengers". Reuters. Retrieved 19 September 2017.  ^ "Influences". Myspace/Richard Marx. Retrieved November 25, 2008.  ^ " Richard Marx
Richard Marx
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Richard Marx
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External links[edit]


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Studio albums

Richard Marx Repeat Offender Rush Street Paid Vacation Flesh and Bone Days in Avalon My Own Best Enemy Emotional Remains Sundown Christmas Spirit Beautiful Goodbye


Ballads Greatest Hits (1997) The Best of Richard Marx The Essential Richard Marx Timeline Duo Stories to Tell Hits & Ballads Inside My Head Seven & Seven Now and Forever: The Ballads The Ultimate Collection

Promo compilations

Marx Greatest Hits (1993) The Music of Richard Marx: 1987–2009

Live albums

Live in USA 1988/92 Live Music Hall Koln 1992 Channel V at the Hard Rock Live Duo Live A Night Out With Friends


"Don't Mean Nothing" "Should've Known Better" "Endless Summer Nights" "Hold On to the Nights" "Have Mercy" "Satisfied" "Right Here Waiting" "Angelia" "Nothin' You Can Do About It" "Too Late to Say Goodbye" "Children of the Night" "Keep Coming Back" "Hazard" "Take This Heart" "Chains Around My Heart" "Playing With Fire" "Now And Forever" "Silent Scream" "The Way She Loves Me" "Nothing Left Behind Us" "Until I Find You Again" "At the Beginning" "Days in Avalon" "Straight from My Heart" "When You're Gone" "Nothing Left To Say" "Ready to Fly" "Everybody" "When You Loved Me" "When Love Is All You've Got" "Christmas Spirit" "Wouldn't Let Me Love You" "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" "The Little Drummer
Boy" "Christmas Mornings" "O Holy Night" "Just Go" "Whatever We Started" "Beautiful Goodbye" "Last Thing I Wanted"

Songs written

"What About Me" (Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Kim Carnes/1984) "Crazy" (Kenny Rogers/1985) "Somebody Took My Love" (Durell Coleman)/1985 "Edge of a Broken Heart" (Vixen/1989) "Nothing to Hide" (Poco/1989) "The Best of Me" (Cliff Richard/1989) "Heart in Pieces" (Tim Feehan/1990) "The Reason Why" (John Farnham/1993) "Every Year, Every Christmas" (Luther Vandross/1995) "If You Ever Leave Me" (Barbra Streisand, Vince Gill/1999) "One More Time" (Laura Pausini/1999) "Angel on My Shoulder" (Natalie Cole/2000) "This I Promise You" ('N Sync/2000) "Still Holding Out For You" (SHeDAISY/2001) "To Where You Are" (Josh Groban/2002) "Dance with My Father" (Luther Vandross/2003) "Life Got in the Way" (Sister Hazel/2003) "Someday" (Vince Gill/2003) "With This Ring" (Kenny Loggins/2003) "I Miss Us" (Kenny Loggins/2004) "Last One Standing" (Emerson Drive/2004) "World Inside My Head" (Sister Hazel/2004) "Better Life" (Keith Urban/2005) "If You Were My Girl" (Emerson Drive/2005) "Everybody" (Keith Urban/2007) "You Never Take Me Dancing" (Travis Tritt/2007) "Just Like You" (George Canyon/2008) "One Little Miracle" (Hawk Nelson/2008) "All Over Me" (Default/2009) "All or Nothing" (George Canyon/2009) "In Your Arms Again" (George Canyon, Crystal Shawanda/2009) "Long Hot Summer" (Keith Urban/2010) "Surrender" (George Canyon/2011) "Take Me Down" (Vince Gill/2016) "Now And Forever" (Cliff Richard/2017)


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"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)


"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)


"Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)

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