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Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet

Rick SpringfieldAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield has always insisted his first love is music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.

With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the ... Read more in Amazon's Rick Springfield Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GN1AC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,307 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Calling All Girls
2. I Get Excited
3. What Kind of Fool Am I?
4. Kristina
5. Tonight
6. Black Is Black
7. Don't Talk to Strangers
8. How Do You Talk to Girls
9. Still Crazy for You
10. The American Girl
11. Just One Kiss
12. April 24, 1981

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick's Finest Hour January 6, 1999
Format:Audio CD
"Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet" is Rick Springfield at his best! This album, the follow up to his mega-selling "Working Class Dog" features some of Rick's best work to date. Songs like the albums hit single "Don't Talk To Strangers" as well as others such as "Just One Kiss", "What Kind of Fool Am I", "I Get Excited", and the should-have-been classic "Still Crazy For You" showcase Rick's ability not only as a talented singer, but as a songwriter in his own right. There is a song here entitled "How Do You Talk To Girls", I remeber hearing this song first by actor Scott Baio (Chiachi from Happy Days), but Rick's version is much more, well, 'listenable'. This album is definitely a must for anyone who loved this type of 80's pop, but should also take its place in any record collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical 1982 Album March 19, 2001
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Guess what is my #1 favorite? Not What Kind Of Fool Am I, nor Don't Talk To Strangers which became huge hits in the US.
I really like Kristina it really rocks!! But even Rick has not yet escaped the trend of 1982. Dance Pop yielded to hard rock. Rick has secured his positon between hard melodic pop rock bands (such as Styx, Boston, Journey and Survivor)and blues or country flavored rockers (such as John Cougar Mellemcamp, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Segar and The Silver Bullet Band).
The album is nearly as enjoyable as Working Class Dog.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Success indeed January 10, 2000
By Leslie
Format:Audio CD
Although it's a little too similar to "Working Class Dog" at times (especially that opening bass line of "I Get Excited", so reminiscent of "Jessie's Girl") this album was a fine follow-up to its hugely successful predecessor. There's no resisting "Kristina" or "Calling All Girls", simplistic though their lyrics may be. "Black is Black" isn't bad, just unnecessary. Maybe Rick just always wanted to cover that song; the rest of the album more than makes up for this one indulgence. And all these years later, "Don't Talk to Strangers" virtually sparkles. This is a great companion to "Working Class Dog", and several outstanding album tracks make it a must-own beyond any greatest-hits package.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Guilty Pleasure August 27, 1999
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While this is a classic Rick Springfield album, this is also the album that sealed Springfield's fate as a bubble gum pop star. Just a look at the track listings--"Calling All Girls," "How Do You Talk To Girls" and "The American Girl"--will tell you who this album was written for. Still, this is also the album that produced "I Get Excited," "Don't Talk To Strangers" and "Kristina," a song which has been given new life during Springfield's 1999 KARMA Tour. This is also the album that contains "April 24, 1981," a song Springfield wrote about the death of his father and the beginning of a theme that runs throughout the rest of his later work. Add this CD to your collection. At its worst, it's formulaic pop. At it's best, it's a guilty pleasure.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As you listen- keep everything in his perspective: April 5, 1999
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"Glory is fleeting" and Springfield realizes this and that his fame is not to be something taken for granted, as illustrated by the title of this work. Now for as far as the quality of the songs-- on Success-Springfield has always amazed me because of the way he is able to consistently come up with new material (for the most part) and all original songs being written by him.
Given the time frame that this work came out in, and then riding the wave from Working Class Dog, this CD probably holds the most bittersweet memories for Springfield, And in closing with the anchor song of this CD being his April 24th 1981 and why, I feel, he did this work in the first place, The overall quantity of the songs on the CD as a whole is an unfair marker of his true talent, because I feel maybe the record industry, wanting to capitalize on his blockbuster success of his Working Class Dog album rushed him to produce songs for Success,before Rick was ready, and this is why I feel when people hear this album they may very unfairly peg him as a washed up teen idol who had a couple good hits from the 80's. but for those of us with patience, we realize that this work was just stratching the surface of Springfield's talent, (and if you want to give a comparison listen, Try and find Scott Baio's cover version singing Rick's "How Do You Talk to Girls" Then people will realize what is meant by a true teen idol- cute but absolutely no substance to the talent whatsoever.
( a phrase I think is truly unjust when referring to Springfield) How else do you explain the legions of fans of Springfield's waiting anxiously to hear the results of his newest- (and shortly to be released) work Karma. When's the last time anyone has waited for Leif Garrett, Shaun Cassidy etc. to wait to hear their poorly done versions of other people's songs? Springfield is-- and his music has always been a True Original. But I am a crazy fan of his. Oh well...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece Album From Rick Springfield August 28, 2000
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This is no doubt the best Rick Springfield's album todate.
The first track "Calling All Girls" gets your feet shaking. "I Get Excited" illustrates the real rock and roll. "What kind of fool am i" is the sentimental item which chills your heart. "American Girl" is a cute melody and "Still crazy for you" is romantic love song.
Last, but no least, the core of the album is "Don't Talk To Stranger".
P/s This is a very good CD to play while driving.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this on vinyl so am glad to own on cd.
Published 1 month ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great cd brought me back to a teenager again!!
Published 3 months ago by Leigh F. Lookhoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Rocks
While I have always enjoyed Rick Springfield the actor, I was only aware of a few of his songs. Now, I'm really crazy about his music. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Patricia Marchand
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Springfield is the best
Fabulous! All of his songs have so much meaning & depth! There is much joy in this one! Loved it all
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this!
It brought me right back to Junior High - and I still remembered all the songs! It was an excellent price and I couldn't be happier. Love Rick!!!
Published 8 months ago by Heather Hendrickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Know all songs by heart
Love all his songs! Have most of his records/cass. a big fan of his music and would be singing them all day!!!
Published 8 months ago by shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
Oh man does this bring back memories of me being a teen age kid sitting at home listening to this album daydreaming that one day I would be his! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Zoramystic2
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd
I have played the cd and the quaility is excellent for the price I paid. I had the cassette in my teen years and over time the quality became worn out. It was great to find the cd.
Published 14 months ago by Barb Shuman
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I am a product of the 80's. I loved when Rick Springfield first started getting recognized for his hit Jessie's Girl. I have been a fan ever since!
Published 21 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Unspoiled Rickcess!
While Don't Talk to Strangers and I Get Excited may be well know tracks to everyone, those songs are just a teaser for what this follow up to Working Class Dog has to offer. Read more
Published on October 20, 2012 by Jacqueline Moore
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