1987 Richard Marx – Don’t Mean Nothing (US:#3 UK:#78)

“Don’t Mean Nothing” is the debut single by singer/songwriter/producer Richard Marx from his Triple Platinum 1987 eponymous album. It hit #1 on Billboard’s Album Rock Tracks chart and #3 on the Hot 100. With the chart success of “Don’t Mean Nothing” 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.

The song was aided by a popular MTV music video and in 1988, Marx was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Vocal Performance – Solo” for “Don’t Mean Nothing”. He competed against Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Bob Seger, and Joe Cocker.


Marx, Richard 1987



Bass Nathan East
Drums John Keane
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar Joe Walsh
Guitar Solo Joe Walsh
Piano Michael Omartian
Background Vocals Randy Meisner
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit

Produced By

David Cole
Richard Marx