Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl"
Unlike most girls in 1981, I loved Australian-born Rick Springfield for his music and not his hotness. At the tender age of 9, I think Rick was too much of a man for me back then. This was the same deal with Duran Duran. In the early 80s, my classmates were so in love with Simon Le Bon and John Taylor. I wasn't into "men" I always preferred "boys" closer to my age. In fact, I remember feeling uneasy learning Ralph Macchio was actually much older than he appeared in films.
Yes, Rick was on General Hospital, I wasn't into soap operas. Ever. He had some great love rock ballads back in the days such as the shirtless video for "Affair of the Heart", "Don't Talk To Strangers" and "Love Somebody" however "Jessie's Girl" was his lone #1 hit and my personal favorite. It's been on my iPod since 2006.
Trivia tidbit: At age 25, he lived with 15-year-old Exorcist star Linda Blair. He considered it his first real "adult" relationship according to Wiki. Wow.
I'd like to give a shout out to my BFF blogger, Jesse/Copyboy. The only "Jessie/Jesse" I've ever "met."