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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