Song 49 Rick Springfield

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Rick Springfield - Dance This World Away, 1985

'Somewhere there is a ship that's sinking. Why do I think that nobody knows?' Yes, even Rick Springfield. An ex-soap star and the man behind 'Jesse's Girl', that anthem to stealing your buddy's woman, now chiding American yuppies for their shallowness in ignoring the nuclear threat. Here Rick takes on three roles: he's a 70s lounge lizard entertaining 80s yuppies at a party for an enormous missile, a ragged fella engaged in a brisk round of post-apocalyptic desk thumping, and a daft Mr Rogers-style children's show host talking to puppets about fallout. Well, he was an actor first. And the nerd hair and glasses? Totally hot. Too bad he never took this on as his default look instead of that wind-swept mullet.  

And if you'd like a sample of Rick before he grew a social conscience, just scroll down.


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