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Rick Springfield

Although Rick Springfield's music was frequently dismissed as vapid teen idol fare, his best moments have actually withstood the test of time far better than most critics would ever have imagined, emerging as some of the best-crafted mainstream power pop of the 1980s. A singer turned soap opera star turned singer, Springfield was born Richard Springthorpe on August 23, 1949, in Sydney, Australia, to a military man; the family moved around Australia and England a great deal during Rick's childhood, and he sought his escape from the difficulty of making friends in books and music. He formed a band in high school and eventually joined a '50s revival group called Rock House, moving on from there to join the teenybopper band Zoot in 1968. Zoot became one of the most popular groups in Australia until 1971, scoring several hits. Springfield went solo after the breakup and garnered his first U.S. success the following year with a re-recording of his Australian hit "Speak to the Sky"; the song reached number 14 in the U.S., but would prove to be his last major success for quite some time. Subsequent '70s albums stiffed, and record company difficulties prevented Springfield from recording after 1976.

In the meantime, Springfield had begun taking acting classes; he signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1980 and appeared on several television programs. Although Universal dropped him shortly thereafter, he was able to secure a recording contract with RCA on the strength of his demos; in the midst of recording his debut for the label, he was signed to play the young, eligible Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital in 1981. Springfield's popularity skyrocketed, setting the stage for the release of Working Class Dog later that year. Powered by the classic single "Jessie's Girl," which eventually hit the top of the charts, and the Top Ten follow-up "I've Done Everything for You," Working Class Dog was a smash success, and Springfield eventually returned to his first love of music when concerts conflicted with his television career. The follow-up, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet, was released in 1982, spawning the Top Ten smash "Don't Talk to Strangers"; 1983's Living in Oz offered more of the same, including the Top Ten "Affair of the Heart," although it betrayed signs that the gears were beginning to wear down on the Springfield machine.

Springfield made the leap to the big screen in 1984 with Hard to Hold, which was much more successful at the box office than with critics; the soundtrack spawned his last Top Ten hit to date, "Love Somebody." His career seemed to bottom out afterward, although he recorded several more albums over the rest of the '80s, and continued to land television roles into the '90s. In 1999, Springfield returned with a new album, Karma. Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance and Day After Yesterday followed in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2007, Springfield released the holiday-themed Christmas with You, along with the Early Sound City Sessions collection. The following year, a live DVD documenting his ultra-popular '80s concerts (Beat of the Live Drum) was issued, as well as an album of all new material, Venus in Overdrive. A year later, he released the childrens album My Precious Little One: Lullabies For A New Generation. In 2012, he returned to major labels, signing with Universal's Hip-O for a new album called Songs For The End Of The World. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Comments

I wish I was Jessie's girl.
pooh_bear333
Affair Of The Heart
sorry to hear jami jameson died sunday@63.gr e a t vocals.RIP.
i wish that i had Jessie's girl, ok then
So glad my parents raised me right!
Jessie's Girl : No comment.
Favorite song of his is Don't talk to strangers
I want Jessie's girl
Best song ever
andrewdavenp o r t 9 2
I LOVE this song
jonesgd27
I wish that I has Jessie's job.
Lol
Jessie's Girl. :: No comment. :-) I love this song. I love Rick Springfield.
This freaked me out! This isn't fake. Apparently is you copy and paste this on 10 different comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out. If you break the chain, you will see a dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry.
saw him last night in Toledo and he rocked the house!!
Jessie's Girl- Great song
He's stil hot and he still rocks
morgant851
I and some of my relatives got to meet this guy before a concert in the mid-80's. When we talked with him for an hour or so, he was really down to earth. I started to listen to his music more after that and thought it was pretty cool. I liked Like Father, Like Son. It reminded me some of Cats in the Cradle.
desiree.whee l e r
Dr Noah Drake.....
pooh_bear333
Rick Springfield looks like the guy I had a crush on in high school.
dclovesmusic 1 3
Love this song <3
jbut.sculptu r e
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
This song reminds me of Sixteen Candles,I dont know why
Good song
Hi
Boogie nights.....g r e a t scene
Jessie'Girl
tonythomason 4
They didnt even mention his gig on "Californica t i o n " lol
Rick Springfield. . s t i l l hot after all these years!
I wish I could smell jessy's a**
I saw the affair of the heart documentary/ t o u r film this wknd. on Epix on Demand network. I was surprised at how talented springfield is as a live performer ---and he happens to be an extremely technically skilled rock guitarist as well (i can tell I play also) as a very very very underappreci a t e d songwriter and band--leader . and Rick's in his mid-sixties! ! o, and did i mention he appears to be an insightful nice guy, too? I implore you to give this guy a second chance ....
pooh_bear333
Rick Springfield looked like the boy I had a crush on in high school.
Yeah I'm Jesse
Say iphone five times. Then post this on 2 other songs. Then a pink iphone will appear under pillow.
not bad
pooh_bear333
Don't talk to strangers
One hit? Hardly. Only one #1, but at least four others in the top ten, two top ten albums, four Grammy nominations (one win...two if you count the 2014 Sound City Grammy), and still writing, recording, and performing rocking and relevant music 33 years after that hit. One-hit wonders wish they could have half that success. Oh yeah, and he's a nice guy.
Talk about a one-hit wonder.
Don't read this, because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday, by the love of your life.Tomorro w will be the best day of your life. However, if you don't post this, you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading this, don't stop.This is so scary. Post this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done, press f6 and your lovers name will come up on the screen .This is so scary, because it works
4 days ago
she's tainted now that jessie got his hands on her!
God dam it I want one like her
seanthomasfo x
Awesome!!!!! ! ! ! ! ( ;
pooh_bear333
Don't talk to strangers
nhunghaisu33
Don't read wat I don't get it wit not to read?
Don,t read this,because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday, by the love of your life.Tomorro w will be the best day of your life .However,if you don,t post this , you will die in 2 days .Now you,ve started reading this ,don,t stop.This is so scary.Post this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes.When done , press f6 and your lovers name will come up on the screen .This is so scary , because it works.f6
I wish that I had Jessie's girl!!
henniepennie
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 day. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
travisyoung1 1 1 0
This song Jesse's Girl was Rick's "Big Break" it opened so many doors for him. Very talented musician/act o r , thanks for all the great performances Rick....
Jessie's girl :'>
kevinstitles e a r c h
Kiss ur left hand
Say crushes name
Close hand
Say a day of the week
Say ur name
Open hand
Post on 15 other songs and ur crush will ask u out
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