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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday's Flashback

Australian born Rick Springfield first tasted mainstream US chart success with 1972's Top Forty hit Speak To The Sky. It would be another nine years before he would discover the superstardom that defined his career.

As an actor, Springfield had become a household name playing Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. Then, in 1981, he released the album Working Class Dog and shot to Number One with the mega hit Jesse's Girl. The hits just kept on coming after that. With 1984's big screen release Hard To Hold, he scored another platinum album with the soundtrack and had one of the biggest hits of his career with Love Somebody. A rocking little tune with a driving bass line and a guitar solo that sizzled, Love Somebody shot to the top of the charts and the video was an MTV staple for months.

I still love this song. After twenty-five years, it makes me feel young again and I always find myself wanting to get up and dance whenever it comes on the radio. Here's the video from You Tube. Prepare to rock. Mr. Springfield always packs a punch.


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