Rick Springfield: Happy 60th birthday!

Rick Springfield has proven himself a man of so many talents since arriving on this planet 60 years ago today in Sydney, Australia. Soft-rock hit-maker, swoon-worthy soap star, racy pay-cable guest — is there anything Rick can’t do?

Enjoy several of Springfield’s skills at once in the clip for 1982’s “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” below, wherein he fully inhabits the role of a creepy stalker who is also a cheesetastic rock’n’roller. Then speak up: What’s your favorite Rick Springfield tune? (And don’t say “Born to Run” or something. That would just be rude, especially on his birthday.)

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  • Patrick

    Happy Birthday, Rick! As for my favorite Springfield song, I would have to go with Jessie’s Girl – in fact, I still have the 45 that I bought back when I was 13!

  • Jill

    I cannot believe he’s 60!!! I really like “Love Somebody”. I play it on my iPod all the time.

  • zortil

    With a boyfriend in high school named Jesse, for obvious reasons, my fave is Jessie’s Girl. The difference in spelling was irrelevant to me. Loved this song. Happy B-day, Rick!

  • pai

    Happy birthday Rick! The first love of my life, haha!

    My fave tune is Affair of the Heart. So hot!

    Rick’s greatest asset (cough, cough) is his showmmanship. He still knocks it out of the park every show. He really reaches out to every single person in the crowd. My fiance, not even close to being a “pop music” person, loved his show and says we can see him any time. Whew!

  • wombat

    the whole “working class hero” album is a pop classic. and i’ll never forget the time rick’s limo rolled over my friend daphne’s foot!

  • Jean Genie

    He’s aged very well indeed! It all comes from taking good care of himself as well as having a good family life. Did you know he’s been a vegetarian for about 30 years?

    Tunewise, I love Affair Of The Heart & What Kind Of Fool.

  • shig

    amazing singer!!!!!!!!!
    amazing actor !!!!!!!!!
    he’s so cute on general hospital!!!!!!!! my favorite song would b jessie’s girl wonderful singer

  • Janine

    Happy Birthday to the hottest 60 year old that I know!! Keep on rocking Rick! As far as my favorite Rick song, it has to be Jessie’s Girl (my kids love it too)!

  • Trish

    60?!! Really? Wow. He’s still a cutie to me. Gotta love the zippery jumpsuit he wears in the video – so 80’s hahaha

  • ele

    He is just great. Loved Jessie’s Girl!

  • Janey

    I was shocked to read that Rick Springfield is 60 years old. I do not believe it – he looks so good! Happy Birthday Rick!!!!!!!

  • Holly

    Favorite song Rock of Life

    Happy B-Day!

  • WomanLikeThat

    True definition of a real artist = longevity!! The man can write and perform like no other! Favourite songs are State of the Heart and Venus in Overdrive.

  • Felicia

    Happy Birthday Rick! Jessie’s girl is my ringtone, and I love them all but there’s a special place in my heart for “State of the Heart”. Cuz he looks SO HOT in the video!

  • Sue

    Happy Birthday Rick! I can’t imagine my teens without your music. My favorite songs are Wasted and Love Somebody. Favorite concerts – the three at Billy Bob’s Texas. Awesome shows!

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