Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He had a stream of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including “Endless Summer Nights”, “Right Here Waiting”, “Now and Forever”, and “Hazard”. Although most of his major hit songs were slow ballads, many of his songs had a classic rock style, such as “Don’t Mean Nothing”, “Should’ve Known Better,” “Satisfied,” and “Too Late To Say Goodbye”. Marx placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 4). His record sales worldwide exceed 30 million. Aside from songs that he’s written and recorded for himself, he has written, co-written, and produced successful tracks for other artists such as “This I Promise You” by NSYNC and “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross. The latter song won several Grammy Awards. His 14th and latest chart topper, “Long Hot Summer,” performed by Keith Urban, gave Marx the distinction of having a song he wrote or co-write top the charts in four different decades.
“Don’t Mean Nothing” is the debut single by Richard Marx from his 1987 eponymous album. With the chart success of this and subsequent singles from his debut album, Marx became the first male artist to reach the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart with four singles from a debut album.
In 1988, Marx was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Vocal Performance – Solo” for this song. David Cole supplied the remix for the 12″ single release.
Don’t Mean Nothing (Extended Rock Mix) 6:15
Don’t Mean Nothing 4:40
The Flame Of Love 3:36