Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Songoftheday 11/15/16 - Memories of you and me tumble inside my head, the way that we used to be things that we said...

"Angelia" - Richard Marx
from the album Repeat Offender (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11

Today's song of the day comes from pop singer/songwriter Richard Marx, whose second album Repeat Offender had already scored him a pair of #1 hits in America with "Satisfied" and "Hold On To The Nights". The third single from the album was the mid-tempo pop-rock excursion "Angelia". Written and produced by the artist, the brooding number named for a flight attendant had the right combination of romantic yearning and breathy danger to have radio interested. The video was directed by futured sci-fi movie hack Michael Bay...


"Angelia" became the third top-5 hit from Repeat Offender (and Richard's seventh consecutive overall) in December of 1989. The song also climbed to #2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the record went to #9 in Switzerland, reached the top-20 in Ireland (#13), New Zealand (#16), Belgium, and the Netherlands (both at #18), hit #23 in Germany, and #32 in Australia, but just missed the British top-40 at #45.

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Here's Marx on tour in 1992...


...and lastly from his Night Out With Friends show in 2012...


Up tomorrow: Fab fakes become accusatory weathermen.

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