“Endless Summer Nights” by Richard Marx (1987)

In the liner notes to his greatest hits album (which I proudly owned), singer/songwriter Richard Marx claimed that the version of “Endless Summer Nights” that wound up being commercially released-with the exception of a synth bass that was later replaced by the legendary Nathan East-was rejected by multiple record labels while Richard was looking for… Read More “Endless Summer Nights” by Richard Marx (1987)

“Baby, Come To Me” by Patti Austin (duet with James Ingram), 1981

Similar to “At This Moment”, which we profiled a bit earlier, here’s another song that performed modestly in its original chart run before being resurrected years later (in this case, about a year and a half) thanks to TV exposure. In “Baby, Come To Me”’s case, it was used in a storyline on the daytime… Read More “Baby, Come To Me” by Patti Austin (duet with James Ingram), 1981

“At This Moment” by Billy Vera & The Beaters (1981/1987)

*Originally released in 1981, “At This Moment” became a belated #1 smash in 1987 thanks to its use on the sitcom Family Ties. It became sort of the theme song for the relationship between Michael J. Fox’s Alex and Tracy Pollan’s Ellen. Much like Patti Austin & James Ingram’s “Baby Come To Me” became a belated hit… Read More “At This Moment” by Billy Vera & The Beaters (1981/1987)