Rick Springfield is an Australian-born singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
He had a No. 1 hit with “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981 in both Australia and the US. He received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Jessie’s Girl”. He followed with four more top 10 US hits, “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart” and “Love Somebody”.
In 1984, Springfield starred in his own movie, Hard to Hold and recorded the majority of the material on the accompanying soundtrack. This soundtrack included his top-ten hit, “Love Somebody” as well as several moderately successful follow-up singles.