Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

April 17, 2022

Today’s song of the day is an American rock song, “Jessie’s Girl,” performed by the singer Rick Springfield.

Song Facts:

  • “Jessie’s Girl” was inspired by a real experience in Rick Springfield’s life.
  • The song was an instant hit and finished No.1 in 1981 when MTV was launched.
  • Despite being based on a real experience, Rick Springfield never found out the real name of the girl he sings about.
  • Rick chose the name Jessie after spotting it on the back of a t-shirt. However, his real name was Gary.
  • Springfield was a well-known actor who played a doctor in a soap Opera before releasing this hit song.
  • The song won in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category
  • “Jessie’s Girl” finished in 20th position on VH1’s list of 100 greatest songs of the ’80s in 2006
  • There have been several covers of the song in popular shows, such as Glee.

Lyrics:

(Genius)

 

Jessie is a friend

Yeah, I know, he’s been a good friend of mine

But lately, something’s changed that ain’t hard to define

Jessie’s got himself a girl, and I wanna make her mine

 

And she’s watching him with those eyes

And she’s lovin’ him with that body

I just know it

And he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night

 

You know I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

Where can I find a woman like that?

 

I’ll play along with this charade

That doesn’t seem to be a reason to change

You know I feel so dirty when they start talking cute

I wanna tell her that I love her, but the point is probably moot

 

‘Cause she’s watching him with those eyes

And she’s lovin’ him with that body

I just know it

And he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night

 

You know I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

Where can I find a woman like that?

Like Jessie’s girl

I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

Where can I find a woman…

Where can I find a woman like that?

 

And I’m lookin’ in the mirror all the time

Wonderin’ what she don’t see in me

I’ve been funny; I’ve been cool with the lines

Ain’t that the way love’s supposed to be?

 

Tell me where can I find a woman like that?

You know I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

I want Jessie’s girl

Where can I find a woman like that?

 

Like Jessie’s girl

I wish that I had Jessie’s girl

I want, I want Jessie’s girl

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