Artist: RICHARD MARX
Title: DON’T MEAN NOTHING
Format: 12 INCH (VINYL)
Description: 3 TRACK EXTENDED ROCK MIX IN FREE POSTER STICKERED SLEEVE with huge POSTER B/W LP VERSION AND FLAME OF LOVE (12MT26) PIC SLEEVE
Condition (Sleeve/Disc): Excellent /Near Mint
Richard Marx Don’t Mean Nothing (12″ Extended Rock Mix)
Label: EMI-Manhattan Records12MT 26
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: Pop Rock
A Don’t Mean Nothing (Extended Rock Mix) 6:15 http://zippyaudio2.com/download/richard-marx-don-t-mean-nothing-extended-rock-mix/349362887_kEmKXF
Remix David Cole
B1 Don’t Mean Nothing (LP Version) 4:41
B2 The Flame Of Love 3:37
Producer David Cole, Richard Marx
Written-By B. Gaitsch*, R. Marx*
Published by Chi-Boy Music / Warner Bros Music Ltd
From the Album, Cassette and Compact Disc “Richard Marx” MTL 1017
(P) 1987 Original sound recordings made by Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
(C) 1987 Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
“Don’t Mean Nothing” is the début single by Richard Marx from his 1987 eponymous album. With the chart success of this and subsequent singles from his début album, Marx became the first male artist to reach the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart with four singles from a début album.
In 1988, Marx was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Vocal Performance – Solo” for this song.
Background and writing:
According to Richard Marxs personal commentary about the songs origin, his manager at the time asked Joe Walsh to play slide guitar on the song and he agreed. As a fan of the Eagles, Marx felt that musically the song could have belonged on the The Long Run album. Two other Eagles members, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit sang background vocals on the song. Marx wrote the lyrics himself and co-wrote the music for this song with Bruce Gaitsch at Marxs first house in the Los Feliz area of Hollywood.
Lead vocals – Richard Marx
Rhythm guitar – Bruce Gaitsch, Joe Walsh
Guitar solo – Joe Walsh
Bass guitar – Nathan East
Piano – Michael Omartian
Drums – John M. Keane
Backing Vocals – Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmidt, Richard Marx
As the lead single from Richard Marx, the song saw success on both the Billboard Hot 100 singles and Album Rock Tracks charts. The single entered the Hot 100 chart upon release at number 78 and, 12 weeks later, reached its peak of number 3. The song also became a number-one hit on the Album Rock Tracks chart. In the UK, the song reached a high of number 78.