Grammy-winning songwriter Richard Marx has the 14th number one single of his career with the song “Long Hot Summer”

Marx joins an exclusive club of singer-songwriters who have had
a number one hit in each of the last 4 decades

Grammy winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx has achieved an honor in the songwriting world that not many have accomplished; he has had a song reach number one in each of the last four decades. The recently released “Long Hot Summer,” which Marx co-wrote with singer Keith Urban, is the 14th single in Marx’s career to reach number one. The song, which Urban also sings, is currently number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. It is Marx’s 3rd number one hit on the county music charts. Below is a complete list of his number one hits from the past four decades.

“What About Me” (Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes and James Ingram), Adult Contemporary, 1984
“Crazy” (Kenny Rogers), Country Songs, 1985
“Don’t Mean Nothing,” Mainstream Rock, 1987
“Hold On to the Nights,” Hot 100, 1988
“Satisfied,” Hot 100, 1989
“Right Here Waiting,” Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, 1989

“Keep Coming Back,” Adult Contemporary, 1991
“Hazard,” Adult Contemporary, 1992
“Now and Forever,” Adult Contemporary, 1994

“This I Promise You” (‘N Sync), Adult Contemporary, 2000
“To Where You Are” (Josh Groban), Adult Contemporary, 2002
“Dance With My Father” (Luther Vandross), Adult R&B, 2003
“Better Life” (Keith Urban), Country Songs, 2005

“Long Hot Summer” (Keith Urban), Country Songs, 2011