Rick Springfield made his mark on the world with this beautiful song about unrequited love. Once “Jessie’s Girl” broke out, it reached number one slowly but eventually took a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
With the 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl,” Rick Springfield catapulted himself from soap opera actor to new wave superstar. The power-pop singer made it big at the dawn of the MTV era, and he has been loved ever since.
Many many remember the music video for “Jessie’s Girl” from the first-launch of MTV. It was peaking on the charts at that time and has managed to retain its chart-topping appeal all these years later.
This classic song ended up being used across popular culture. It’s appeared in Boogie nights, 13 Going on 30 and even Suicide Squad. It’s a track that just keeps coming back.