Monday, February 23, 2015

"I Get Excited" by Rick Springfield

Song#:  1176
Date:  09/11/1982
Debut:  75
Peak:  32
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This single from Springfield's LP "Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet" became the album's third Top 40 entry following "Don't Talk to Strangers" (#2) and "What Kind of Fool Am I" (#21). Although it was the lowest peaking of the bunch, it caught the attention of Grammy voters who handed Springfield a nomination for Best Rock Vocal, Male.

ReduxReview:  This one has shades of "Jessie's Girl" right off the bat, but it settles into its own song soon enough. Actually, I thought this should have been the LP's second single. I think it would have done much better than it did as the third single. Regardless, Springfield was tossing out some solid pop/rock tunes at the time that still sound pretty darn good.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Springfield's "Success" album featured the song "Black Is Black." This was originally a hit for the band Los Bravos in 1966. The single reached #4 on the pop chart and in doing so, Los Bravos became the first Spanish rock band to have a major international chart hit.


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