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"
Released January 9, 1994
January 9, 2000 (re-release)
Genre Soft rock[1]
Length 3:31
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Richard Marx
Producer(s) Richard Marx
Richard Marx singles chronology
"Chains Around My Heart"
"Now and Forever"
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"Chains Around My Heart"
"Now and Forever"
"Silent Scream"

"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.

Chart positions[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 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number seven.[2] The song remained in the Top 40 of the chart for 23 weeks. It was more successful in Cash Box magazine, spending three weeks in the Top 3. It was also Richard's biggest hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, where it went to number one and remained at the top for eleven weeks.[3]

End of year chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 25

"Ahora y Siempre"[edit]

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

Story behind the song[edit]

Marx wrote "Now and Forever" about his wife, actress Cynthia Rhodes.[3] 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."[3]


  1. ^ Jon O'Brien (2010-11-01). "Stories to Tell - Richard Marx | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ a b c Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
Preceded by
"The Power of Love" by Celine Dion
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
March 26 - June 4, 1994
Succeeded by
"I'll Remember" by Madonna