Rush Street (album)

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Rush Street
Studio album by Richard Marx
Released October 28, 1991
Recorded A&M Studios, Lion Share Studios, Right Track Studios, Sunset Sound Studios, Frantic Studio, Westlake Studios, Capitol Studios, Bill Champlin Studio, Village Recorders, Elumba Studios, Can-Am Studios, The Entriprise
Genre Rock, R&B
Length 65:35
Label Capitol
Producer Richard Marx, Fee Waybill
Richard Marx chronology
Repeat Offender
(1989)
Rush Street
(1991)
Live In USA 1988/92
(1992)
Singles from Richard Marx
  1. "Keep Coming Back"
    Released: October 1991
  2. "Hazard"
    Released: January 1992
  3. "Take This Heart"
    Released: June 1992
  4. "Chains Around My Heart"
    Released: October 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Rush Street is the third studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. Released in late 1991, it sold over two million copies in the United States alone.

Its first single, "Keep Coming Back," was #1 on the American Adult Contemporary chart for four consecutive weeks. It reached #5 in Cash Box while peaking at #12 in Billboard. The follow-up single, "Hazard", also hit #1 Adult Contemporary and reached #6 in Cash Box and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequent single releases included "Take This Heart" and "Chains Around My Heart", which were Top Ten hits on the US Adult Contemporary charts. All four hits boasted popular music videos as well.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Playing with Fire" (Richard Marx, Steve Lukather) - 4:29
  2. "Love Unemotional" (Marx) - 5:06
  3. "Keep Coming Back" (Marx) - 6:51
  4. "Take This Heart" (Marx) - 4:10
  5. "Hazard" (Marx) - 5:17
  6. "Hands In Your Pocket" (Marx) - 3:54
  7. "Calling You" (Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) - 4:42
  8. "Superstar" (Marx) - 4:42
  9. "Streets of Pain" (Marx, Fee Waybill) - 5:10
  10. "I Get No Sleep" (Marx) - 3:44
  11. "Big Boy Now" (Marx, Waybill) - 5:38
  12. "Chains Around My Heart" (Marx, Waybill) - 5:42
  13. "Your World" (Marx) - 5:54

Bonus Tracks on Japanese release
• "Ride With the Idol" - 3:46

Bonus Tracks on Latin America release
• "Regresa A Mi [Keep Coming Back]" - 5:22

Singles/Chart positions[edit]

Year Song US Hot 100 US A.C. UK Singles US Hot R&B
1991 "Keep Coming Back" 12 1 55 71
1992 "Hazard" 9 1 3 -
"Take This Heart" 20 4 13 -
"Chains Around My Heart" 44 9 29 -

Album credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Background Vocals[edit]

Engineers[edit]

  • Brad Aldridge
  • Bryant Arnett
  • Ray Blair
  • Rick Caughron
  • Lavant Coppock
  • Peter Doell
  • Michael Douglass
  • Bill Drescher
  • Lolly Grodner
  • Mark Hagan
  • Leslie Ann Jones
  • Jesse Kanner
  • Pat MacDougall
  • Tim Nellen
  • Rick Norman
  • Charlie Paakkari
  • Kevin Reeves
  • Mark Stebbeds
  • Randy Wine

Guest stars[edit]

  • Janet Gardner
  • Billy Joel
  • Tommy Lee
  • Steve Lukather
  • Luther Vandross
  • Fee Waybill

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Japanese version of the album contained a bonus track, "Ride With The Idol"
  • Marx admitted in 2001 that the track "Superstar" is about Madonna [2]
  • Album was dedicated to son Brandon Marx and grandmother Lois

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Ask Richard: August 2001". richardmarxonline.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-07. Retrieved 2007-06-13.