Keep Coming Back (song)

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"Keep Coming Back"
Single by Richard Marx
from the album Rush Street
B-side "Superstar"
Released October, 1991
Format 7" (45 rpm), CD Maxi-single, Cassingle
Genre R&B
Length 4:49 (single version)
6:51 (album version)
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Richard Marx
Producer(s) Richard Marx
Richard Marx singles chronology
"Children of the Night"
"Keep Coming Back"

"Keep Coming Back" is a 1991 R&B-oriented hit song by American singer and songwriter Richard Marx. It appears on his third solo album, Rush Street, and was both written and produced by Marx.

The lyrics to the song detail a man's unrequited love for a woman.[1] Working with musicians such as Luther Vandross (who added backing vocals to the track) and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, Marx sought to explore different musical territory with this single, stating that "I wanted to write an old-fashioned R&B song."[1]

The song became Marx's tenth Top 40 pop hit in the United States, reaching #5 in Cash Box, and peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late 1991.[2] It also spent four weeks atop the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[1] On the UK Singles Chart, the song topped out at #55 in October 1991.[3]

Additionally, it placed Marx on the American 'Soul' charts for nine weeks, getting as high as #71. It featured prominent vocals by Luther Vandross.

Additional releases[edit]

  • Marx also recorded a Spanish-language version of the song as "Volver A Ti" (Keep Coming Back En Español) on the album, Lo Mejor- Especialmente Para Chile (Capitol 1992).[4]
  • "Keep Coming Back" also appears on Marx', 2012 album and DVD (televised performance) box-set, A Night Out With Friends, with Marx and Sara Niemietz performing a live duet.[5]



  1. ^ a b c Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 373.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 402.
  3. ^ UK Singles Chart info Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Richard Marx – Lo Mejor- Especialmente Para Chile". Discogs. 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2013. Capitol Records – 7 98740 2 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (12 June 2012). "Richard Marx". A Night Out with Friends. AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2013. Also broadcast on PBS' Front Row Center, Richard Marx does indeed spend A Night Out with Friends on this DVD/CD live package. Those friends include Hugh Jackman, JC Chasez, Matt Scannell, and Sara Niemietz... 
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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Preceded by
"That's What Love Is For" by Amy Grant
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
December 21, 1991 - January 11, 1992
Succeeded by
"Can't Let Go" by Mariah Carey