Now and Forever (Richard Marx song)

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"Now and Forever"
Richard Marx - Now and Forever.jpeg
Single by Richard Marx
from the album Paid Vacation
B-side"Hazard"
ReleasedJanuary 9, 1994
January 9, 2000 (re-release)
GenreSoft rock[1]
Length3:31
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Richard Marx
Producer(s)Richard Marx
Richard Marx singles chronology
"Chains Around My Heart"
(1992)
"Now and Forever"
(1994)
"Silent Scream"
(1994)

"Now and Forever" is a 1994 song written, produced and performed by American rock singer-songwriter Richard Marx. The song was also used in 1994 film The Getaway starring Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin and directed by Roger Donaldson.

Song information[edit]

Marx wrote "Now and Forever" about his wife, actress Cynthia Rhodes.[2] He has been quoted as saying: "I was working on the fourth album and realized I had not written a song addressing our relationship since we had gotten married and had three kids. I think this is one of those songs which was unique in that the verses are so specific to our relationship."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Taken as the first single from Marx's album Paid Vacation, the song was his ninth (and final, to date) song to reach the top ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number seven. The song remained in the top 40 of the chart for 23 weeks. It was more successful in Cash Box magazine, spending two weeks in the top three. It was also Marx's biggest hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, where it went to number one and remained at the top for eleven weeks. Elsewhere, the song reached the top 10 in Canada and Norway and the top 20 in Sweden, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It just missed the latter milestone in New Zealand, peaking at number 21. In Canada, the song was the highest-selling adult contemporary song of 1994, topping the RPM Adult Contemporary chart for seven weeks.[3]

"Ahora y Siempre"[edit]

Marx also recorded a Spanish language version of the song as "Ahora y Siempre" for the Spanish market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Jin-hai. "Richard Marx Mesmerizes Seoul with Velvety Romantic Songs". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2450". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Richard Marx – Now and Forever". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2407." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2403." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Richard Marx – Now and Forever". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Now and Forever". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Richard Marx – Now and Forever". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Richard Marx – Now and Forever". VG-lista. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Richard Marx – Now and Forever". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Richard Marx Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Richard Marx Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Richard Marx Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  17. ^ "CASH BOX MAGAZINE (US) WEEKLY SINGLES CHARTS FOR 1994". Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  18. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1994". RPM. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  19. ^ "RPM Top 100 AC tracks of 1994". RPM. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27.