Richard Marx — “Hazard” (from Greatest Hits) — Hazard - Greatest Hits

In a spellbinding, ominously seductive departure from the achingly tender ballads for which he had primarily come to be known, Marx wandered into Ode to Billie Joe territory in 1991 with this stunning story song about a troubled boy, an innocent girl, and a raging river, all three of whom are — in their own trembling, terrified ways — fleeing a suffocatingly small Nebraska burg, and one or more of whom may or may not have served as unbiased accomplices in her untimely death.

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