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Posted on Jan 2, 2013 5:56:06 PM PST
Micaloneus says:
Jessie's Girl or Souls.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 1:00:53 PM PST
CD Lover says:
Husky, I bought both of those 45s - "Speak To The Sky" and "What Would The Children Think". Still have them around somewhere. I thought the latter was an exceptional song, as well, although it never made much of a splash on the Billboard charts. It's hard to imagine as I look back that the same guy who wrote and performed those two songs went on to later produce the dreck that made him popular.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 11:49:43 AM PST
CD Lover,

I agree. His 1972 debut album, "Beginnings", which included "Speak To The Sky", also had some other interesting and creative songs over the mainstream material he produced later. "What Would The Children Think" was very Beatlesque with a backing track straight from "I Am The Walrus" and "Unhappy Ending" was a very dark song about a lovers' quarrel that escalates to a double suicide!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 11:17:51 AM PST
CD Lover says:
I'm mostly with Kil Roi here. While not a fan of just any radio hit from 1972, and also not a Rick Springfield fan, I really did like "Speak To The Sky", which sounded completely different from everything else on the radio at the time. It was his first (albeit minor) U.S. hit on Capitol and it was before he took the "acting" job in a soap opera. I thought mostly everything he did on his "second go-round" (when he became a hugely successful pop musician) on RCA ranged from mediocre to awful.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 10:50:24 AM PST
Chazzzbo says:
Taking Rick Springfield's music for what it really was (lightweight power pop), he had a handful of catchy tracks. Not all are legendary, but a fun momentary diversion, if you will.

1) Love Is Alright Tonite
2) I've Done Everything for You
3) Rock of Life

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 3:52:29 PM PST
mack says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 6:09:24 AM PST
Well...

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davebenziger

This is more a "reference."

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 6:31:04 PM PST
This is a joke, right? ;0

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 4:47:54 PM PST
Randy says:
Love Is Alright Tonight"

"I'm like a working class dog
And I just get by."

"Motel Eyes" is cool, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 3:12:59 PM PST
mack says:
My friend and I alway's liked him. Even when he was on General Hospital (soap). We saw him at Madison Square
Garden years ago. Not one empty seat in the house! We enjoyed it a lot.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 9:10:22 AM PST
Same here, ..I'm familiar with some of that guys HIT songs from the radio and music video programs and such ( which he had quite a few of I recall ), but I've never heard an entire album of his ( I don't believe ? ), .. so the hits are about all I'm familiar with. Don't Talk To Strangers and Jessie's Girl are both pretty good. He also had one pretty terrible song, with a real cheesy and ridiculous video as I remember, titled Bop Till You Drop.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 8:58:52 AM PST
J. Coco says:
Hinch,

The only other one that I know is "Don't Talk To Strangers", but I don't like it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:48:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 5:49:12 AM PST
Rick Springsteen, fool.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:43:06 AM PST
Hinch says:
J Coco

I gotta admit "Jessie's Girl" is catchy. I really can't recall any of his other songs.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:14:53 PM PST
Musicologist says:
Rick who?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 5:04:55 PM PST
mack says:
What about his ovie Hard To Hold? Some good songs in that movie.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:04:22 PM PST
vivazappa says:
Jessie's Girl is the best part of Boogie Nights along with Sister Christian.
SAMMY HAGAR wrote I've Done Everything For You...the RED ROCKER RULES!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 10:06:40 AM PST
J. Coco says:
Good one Hinch!

I'll admit that I like "Jessie's Girl" (the song that is).

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 6:38:22 AM PST
"Born in the U.S.A." and "Pink Cadillac" from the '80s.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 3:03:43 AM PST
Kil Roi says:
I'm not a Rick Springfield fan, but I am fond of his 1972 hit "Speak to the Sky." For me, any radio hit from 1972 is good. It's a nostalgia thing.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 2:01:40 AM PST
The songs he did with The Zoot - 'Hey Pinky' one of them.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:34:46 AM PST
Hinch says:
Jeepers!! You really put me on the spot! Rick had so many classics, I just can't choose.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 8:32:09 PM PST
lej says:
"Don't Talk to Strangers" always a favorite; "Living in Oz" is amazing yet and I love the new songs "I Hate Myself" and "Let Me In" from the new cd Songs for the End of the World. Love that guy!

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 6:13:55 PM PST
Alt9999 says:
I like that one where he goes "I've done everything for you - You've done nothing for me!" After scolding a selfish lover, Rick storms out to "find out what its really like to be loose, high and free" I guess we have to use our imagination on that part.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 5:22:52 PM PST
mack says:
I don't remember him singing that song??????????? Here's one: You gotta love somebody"
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