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6 February 2013 – Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl – over on Wicked Guilty Pleasures

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.

This post was originally posted on Wicked Guilty Pleasures, at http://sobadforyou.blogspot.com/2013/02/6-february-2013-rick-springfield.html. Please check it out over there!

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