Rick Springfield rocks the cradle


“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s lovin’ him with that body,
I just know it
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms
late, late at night
You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl,
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman like that….”

Now that I’ve mentioned Rick Springfield’s hit ‘Jessie’s Girl’, you’re likely to be humming it all day. So what’s Rick Springfield doing on Babyology?!

In the 1980s, Springfield penned a number of songs and lullabies for his own children. They lay forgotten for many years and when he came across the tape by chance, Springfield realised many of his fans were likely to be parents (or grandparents!) now and might enjoy the tunes. And so came an album of lullabies.

The album, My Precious Little One, is subtitled ‘Lullabies for a New Generation’ – I’d like to think a new generation will dig the pop sounds of the eighties! Introduce them from a young age and you may well get away with ‘Jessie’s Girl’ in the car, rather than the usual preschool music choices.

The title track is just lovely, but I like the fanciful ‘Sweet Dreams’ and the ‘don’t be afraid of the dark’ message in ‘The Night is a Friendly Colour’. For a preview (or if you just feel like reliving some Rick memories) check out Springfield singing ‘Don’t Keep the Sandman Waiting’.

My Precious Little One is available through Fishpond for $23.37.

I just had to include this for you as well.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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