Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet

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Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
Studio album by Rick Springfield
Released March 23, 1982
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock, pop
Label RCA
Producer Keith Olsen
Rick Springfield chronology
Working Class Dog
(1981)
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
(1982)
Living in Oz
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet is an album by Rick Springfield, released by RCA in 1982. The album went platinum, and produced three top 40 singles; "Don't Talk to Strangers" (#2 for 4 weeks), "What Kind of Fool Am I" (#21) and "I Get Excited" (#32). "Don't Talk to Strangers" and "Calling All Girls" also received Album Rock airplay, charting at #11 and #4 respectively.

In an interview with Songfacts, Springfield explained that "Don't Talk to Strangers" was about his paranoia that his girlfriend was being unfaithful when he was away.[3] The song melody is actually from the earlier recording called "Spanish Eyes", found on Rick's "Sound City Recordings" from 1978.

"Kristina" is a remake of the Bachman–Turner Overdrive song "Jamaica", using different lyrics.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rick Springfield, except where noted.

  1. "Calling All Girls" – 3:26
  2. "I Get Excited" – 2:32
  3. "What Kind of Fool Am I" – 3:19
  4. "Kristina" (Springfield, Charity Vallance) – 3:01
  5. "Tonight" – 3:19
  6. "Black Is Black" (Tony Hayes, Michelle Grainger, Steve Wadey) – 2:52
  7. "Don't Talk to Strangers" – 2:59
  8. "How Do You Talk to Girls" – 3:17
  9. "Still Crazy for You" (Charles Sanford) – 3:56
  10. "The American Girl" – 3:09
  11. "Just One Kiss" (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg) – 3:14
  12. "April 24, 1981" – 1:33

Production[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Rick Springfield: lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, backing vocals
  • Tim Pierce, Charles Sandford: guitars
  • Gabriel Katona, Alan Pasqua: keyboards
  • Dennis Belfield: bass
  • Michael Baird: drums
  • Tommy Funderburk, Tom Kelly, Richard Page: backing vocals

References[edit]