"Hold On To The Nights" - Richard Marx
from the album Richard Marx (1987)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 14
Today's song of the day comes from pop singer/songwriter Richard Marx, whose debut album had already spun off three straight top-5 pop hits with "Don't Mean Nothing", "Should've Known Better", and "Endless Summer Nights". The fourth single from the record was the album's big ballad, "Hold On To The Nights". Written by Marx and produced by him with David Cole, it would go on to be the biggest success from the already successful album...
"Hold On To The Nights" became Richard's first #1 hit in July of 1988. Susprisingly, the song only made it to #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") chart. Internationally, it didn't get too much notice, only being a minor hit at #60 in the UK and #72 in Australia.
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...and here's the studio version of the song...
...and finally from a more recent concert...
Up tomorrow: Another gone-gone girl gets stuck in traffic.