Richard Marx on 'Huckabee'
Stories behind the Grammy winner's music
- Duration 7:31
- Date Oct 10, 2011
Stories behind the Grammy winner's music
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-- -- -- -- Not then -- right here waiting helped him become the first solo artist to have his first.
Seven singles hit the billboard chart in the top five.
Now he's sold more than thirty million albums and he's back with a new and please welcome Richard -- Richard -- Done that we're big hits for you but even -- more amazed by how many hits that people.
May not realize where your songs that you wrote.
Tell me about some of the people you've written far and some of the songs that we've heard in and -- say -- -- well you know people don't read liner notes really and so they I wouldn't expect people to know that I wrote that song or produce that's on.
But what's been great is the last ten years especially -- eleven years.
Is I've gotten to write and produce records for people of every genre.
Of music I mean I'm poking yet but.
And I've done everything front work that everybody from.
And country artists like He Thurman in the downhill.
To rock bands like Daughtry in life house and then sort of classical.
Like Josh Groban did his first single.
The Luther Vandross and I wrote dance at my father together.
So yeah I'm I'm really working hard on getting -- -- connection I don't feel like have accomplished something.
Little bit of don't mean not then just reminded -- single my first this was it 1912.
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Don't mean another.
These games and you.
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I think it's sad is that I was an excellent English student -- you but it just check this out don't mean it doesn't mean anything.
-- -- -- doesn't barely a school I would just doesn't work at all.
You know you started out.
Doing singing at five -- yes and jingles that your ad produced in and -- you have my dad was but with.
Arguably the most successful jingle.
Composer producer ever and a bunch you guys would remember some of his step -- by saying -- let a snippet you wouldn't pay for.
I know Andrea what are some of the things that -- -- He did what He wrote on when a Boeing access to the smiling face -- -- dreaming about raising my.
And needs to -- -- -- -- a package of cannot raise a red I want you ever decide to give -- She's -- -- there's a great story with one of I think to me your signature song.
And I want to tell the story of how you ended up recording this -- it really.
Was not originally a song you were gonna put out their for the no it's true I I didn't want to record the song because I wrote it.
From my wife when we were dating my wife he's been actress Susan dirty dancing staying alive in flash stance is -- of films and she's doing film in Africa and I was on my first tour and just logistically we couldn't see each other for about three months and this is before email and Skype and now -- it was an eternity and it just -- one day I was so.
Heart broken and sad and -- so much that I just sat down in a song basically wrote itself.
And because it was so personal life -- -- -- not record the sound and so -- around that time.
I got a call from Barbara Streisand people saying.
If she wanted to meet with me about.
Redding song for her house and really honored -- -- when -- met weather issues Sweden and I and I actually worked with her a few times since I absolutely adore her.
And this is sort of -- -- running joke between us now that.
When I met her I played her right here waiting behind.
To offer to her.
And she said she looked at mean she said.
-- -- Richard I love that music I love the Melanie.
But I'm gonna need you to rewrite the lyrics and I said what how -- and she said because I'm not gonna be right here waiting for anybody -- -- -- There's so you ended up recording I held on -- He had and it turned out pretty well little bit of -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Gone well not mind me.
-- Yeah yeah.
Got a new song out called.
When you've -- me.
Play -- -- and will close out the show your pleasure with Richard Marx and when you log me.
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We don't trust my hands.
We are greedy.
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It's standing you know I can't find these.
We're -- mom.
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My eyes and.
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