As a songwriter, Richard has had great success over his long career. Writing with or for artists like Kenny Loggins, Pointer Sisters, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan to name just a few. In 1994, while recording the album “Meanwhile” with 3rd Matinee collaborator Patrick Leonard, Warner Bros asked them to write a song for a film called With Honors. Patrick and Richard came up with the melody and basic structure of the song very quickly and on the hour-long drive home Richard conceived the title and part of the lyric. Warner Bros was looking for an artist to sing it and Madonna was the obvious choice since she was signed to WB and she had previous success with Patrick as her producer on many of her biggest hits. The three spent several days in the studio where Madonna contributed much of the lyric and the song went on to become a #1 hit. Here Richard performs his scaled-down interpretation.