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BIRTHDAY: August 23, 1949
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1981...# 11 Singles Artist of the Year

May
Rick Springfield - "Jessie's Girl" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Jessie's Girl."
from the LP
Working Class Dog
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 25 - 21 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 7 - 10 - 13 - 30 - 32 - 34 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 6
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the
Top 10 with "Jessie's Girl."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit
#1 for a week with "Jessie's Girl."

September
Rick Springfield - "I've Done Everything For You" (Singe)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "I've Done Everything For You."
from the LP
Working Class Dog
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 23 - 21 - 17 - 11 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 16 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 73
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the
Top 10 with "I've Done Everything For You."

December
Rick Springfield - "Love Is Alright Tonite" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Love Is Alright Tonite."
from the LP
Working Class Dog
ARC chart run: 40 - 33 - 29 - 26 - 24 - 22 - 19 - 17 - 15 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 109
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1982...# 5 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Rick Springfield - Working Class Dogbutton.gif (123 bytes) Springfield was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Jessie's Girl").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "
Don't Talk To Strangers."
from the LP
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
ARC chart run: 35 - 24 - 13 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 14 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 14
Rick Springfield - "Don't Talk To Strangers" (Singe)available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the
Top 10 with "Don't Talk To Strangers."

June
Rick Springfield - "What Kind Of Fool Am I" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "What Kind Of Fool Am I"
from the LP
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 21 - 18 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 17 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 104
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

October
Rick Springfield - "I Get Excited" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "I Get Excited."
from the LP
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 32 - 31 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 182
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...# 16 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Rick Springfield - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yetbutton.gif (123 bytes) Springfield won an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist (a tie with John Cougar).

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards including Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Don't Talk To Strangers") and Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("I Get Excited").

April
Rick Springfield - "Affair Of The Heart" (Singe)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Affair Of The Heart."
from the LP
Living In Oz
ARC chart run: 40 - 29 - 24 - 18 - 16 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 14 - 28 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 56
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the
Top 10 with "Affair Of The Heart."

June
Rick Springfield - "Human Touch" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Human Touch."
from the LP
Living In Oz
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 25 - 23 - 21 - 19 - 18 - 16 - 22 - 33 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 112
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

November
Rick Springfield - "Souls" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Souls."
from the LP
Living In Oz
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 - 28 - 22 - 20 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 157
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1984...# 16 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Affair Of The Heart").

March
Rick Springfield - "Love Somebody" (Singe)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Love Somebody" from the LP Hard To Hold.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the
Top 10 with "Love Somebody."

June
Rick Springfield - "Don't Walk Away" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Don't Walk Away."
from the LP
Hard To Hold
ARC chart run: 39 - 34 - 29 - 26 - 24 - 22 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "
Bop 'Til You Drop."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "
Bruce."

1985...# 59 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Rick Springfield - The Best Of Rick Springfieldbutton.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "Celebrate Youth."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "
State Of The Heart."

1988... # 120 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield hit the Top 40 with "
Rock Of Life."

2004...

Rick Springfield - Venus In Overdrivebutton.gif (123 bytes) # 55 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2006...

October
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's included "Jessie's Girl" at # 20.

2008...

June
Rick Springfield - 'Songs For The End Of The World'button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield released Venus In Overdrive (Billboard peak: # 28) with the single "What's Victoria's Secret."

2012...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Springfield released
Songs For The End Of The World.

2015...

  • Rick Springfield - 'Stripped Down'February 24: Springfield released Stripped Down.
    Tracks
    : "Affair Of The Heart" - "Love Is Alright Tonite" - "I've Done Everything For You" - "Painted Girl" - "Oh Well" - "Love Somebody" - "Baby Blue" - "Rollin' & Tumblin'" - "If Wishes Were Fishes" - "Don't Talk To Strangers" - "April 24th, 1981 / My Father's Chair" - "Me & Johnny" - "Human Touch" - "Jessie's Girl"
    available for download at
    Amazon.mp3 and iTunes

2016...

  • Rick Springfield - 'Rocket Science'February 19: Springfield released Rocket Science.
    Tracks
    : "Light This Party Up" - "Down" - "That One" - "The Best Damn Thing" - "Miss Mayhem" - "Pay It Forward" - "Found" - "Crowded Solitude" - "Let Me In" - "All Hands On Deck" - "We Connect" - "(I Wish I Had A) Concrete Heart" - "Earth To Angel"
    available for download at
    Amazon.mp3 and iTunes







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