Jessie's Girl
Rick Springfield

Where can I find a woman like that?

1981
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981 for two weeks
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from the Rick Springfield album Working Class Dog (1981); the album cover featured a picture of Ronnie, Springfield's pet Bull Terrier
  • 1981 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
  • the biggest hit for Rick Springfield
  • after Springfield was told by producer Keith Olsen that he didn't like Springfield's guitar playing Olsen brought in Neil Giraldo (of Pat Benatar's band) to play guitar and bass on the song
  • written by Richard Springthorpe (Rick Springfield); Springfield has revealed that the friend mentioned in the lyrics was really named Gary but it didn't work in the song so he changed it to Jessie
  • produced by Keith Olsen 
  • engineered by Chris Minto
  • recorded at Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • RCA Records label
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