Song of the Day #3,443: ‘Jesse’s Girl (Live)’ – Rick Springfield

Fiona’s friend down the street, a boy she’s known since kindergarten, has recently demonstrated a real appreciation of 80s music. An appreciation that has rubbed off on her. Thank god he isn’t into heavy metal.

Apart from a healthy dose of Bon Jovi, one of the songs Fiona has (re)discovered through this kid is Rick Springfield’s ‘Jesse’s Girl.’

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Song of the Day #392: ‘Jesse’s Girl’ – Rick Springfield

rickspringfield20 Best Songs of the 80s – #12

I’m not proud of this, but I have a vivid memory of the first time I heard of Bruce Springsteen. It was in the early 80s, probably around the time Born in the U.S.A. was released. A DJ mentioned that Bruce Springsteen had a new album coming out and I thought to myself… “Ha! That guy totally said Rick Springfield’s name wrong.”

Yes, my musical knowledge was limited for a 12-year-old boy.

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