Right Here Waiting

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About Right Here Waiting

"Right Here Waiting" is a song by American singer and songwriter Richard Marx. It was released on June 29, 1989, as the second single from his second album, Repeat Offender. The song was a global hit, topping charts throughout the world, including the U. S. where it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The song has been covered by many artists, including Monica for her album The Boy Is Mine.


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Oceans apart
Day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice
On the line
But it doesn't stop the pain
I see you next to never
How can we stay forever

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I took for granted
All the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter and I taste the tears
But I can't get near you now
Oh can you see it baby
You've got me goin' crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I wonder how we can survive
This romance, but in the end if I'm with you
I'll take the chance

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
(I'll be, I'll be right right here, oh waiting on you)
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I'll be right here waiting for you
Oh, I love you
Oh whatever it takes
Whatever you do
Where ever you go

I'm never leavin' you (I will be waiting)
I'll be right here waiting, for you oh oh, you

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Monica Denise Brown (née Arnold; born October 24, 1980) professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer–songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, Monica began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir, at the age of ten. Guided by producers Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob, she signed with Arista Records at age thirteen and released her debut album Miss Thang in 1995. Its first two singles "Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk out of My Life" made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the US Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. more »

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Written by: Richard Marx

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10 facts about this song

The song "Right Here Waiting" was written and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Richard Marx. It served as the lead single from his second studio album, "Repeat Offender".
Chart Success
"Right Here Waiting" is one of Marx's most commercially successful singles. After its release in 1989, it quickly climbed the Billboard Hot 100 chart and held the no. 1 position for three consecutive weeks.
Global Recognition
Besides the United States, the hit single has enjoyed popular acclaim in various countries around the world, reaching the top spot in charts across UK, Australia, Ireland, and Canada among others.
Monica's Rendition
R&B singer Monica sang a cover of "Right Here Waiting" with 112 for her second studio album, "The Boy Is Mine" in 1998. The song was not released as a single.
Love Dedication
Richard Marx wrote "Right Here Waiting" as a love letter to his then-girlfriend, now ex-wife, actress Cynthia Rhodes, who was in South Africa shooting for a film. He wrote and composed the song within a few hours on the road while he was on tour.
Unique Arrangement
What sets "Right Here Waiting" apart is its arrangement. It begins with a solo piano, followed by electric guitar and drum, and then, the whole band comes in. The song is a ballad interlaced with a minimalistic arrangement emphasizing the lyrics and Marx's heartfelt mood.
Among numerous awards and recognition, "Right Here Waiting" won the ASCAP Pop Music Award for Most Performed Song in 1990.
Cover Versions
Due to its universal appeal, "Right Here Waiting" has been covered by many artists in various languages, emphasizing its timeless relevance.
Music Video
The music video of "Right Here Waiting" features Richard Marx playing a grand piano in a picturesque, leafy locale - in contrast to the high voltage stages on which he usually performed.
Cultural Impact
The song has also been featured in several television shows and films, proving its cultural relevance and widespread appeal even decades after its release.

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