80s Song of the Day: Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

Right here waiting

Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx was released on June 29, 1989, with Wait for the Sunrise as the B side. It was the second single from the album Repeat Offender.

The song was an international hit, reaching No. 1 in several countries, including the United States and Canada. It peaked at No. 2 in the United Kingdom.

Watch the music video for the song.

80s Song of the Day: Cruel Summer by Bananarama

The city is crowded
My friends are away
And I’m on my own

cruel summer

Cruel Summer by Bananarama was released in the United Kingdom on June 27, 1983, with Cairo as the B side. It was a single from the album Bananarama.

The song reached No. 8 in the United Kingdom. Its inclusion in the 1984 film The Karate Kid ignited the song’s international success (the group did not, however, allow the song to appear on the film’s soundtrack). Cruel Summer reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, becoming Bananarama’s first Top 10 hit in the States.

Watch the music video for the song, which was shot in New York City in the summer of 1983.