06 February 2013

6 February 2013 - Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

I remember when this song first came out in the 80's.  I was too young to understand that it was such a deep and eloquent song about jealousy.  All I knew is that that guy was on the soap opera that my mother watched and now he was singing.

General Hospital, people.

The song is quick-building, with most of the story-telling done in the first minute and fifteen seconds.  Go ahead.  Watch the timer.  The song isn't just about jealousy, though - it's about how great Rick Springfield is.  A straight-ahead rock anthem, it's a complexly structured song with a simple hook.

It also won Rick Springfield a Grammy.

In 1999, Rick rerecorded the song as an acoustic tune.  It seems just a little dirtier in this version.  I don't know why.  But here - enjoy it.

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