Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet

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Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
Succes Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet - CD album coverA.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 1982
Recorded1981
GenreRock, pop
LabelRCA Records
ProducerKeith Olsen
Rick Springfield chronology
Working Class Dog
(1981)
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
(1982)
Living in Oz
(1983)
Singles from Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
  1. "Don't Talk to Strangers"
    Released: March 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet is an album by rock musician Rick Springfield, released by RCA Records in 1982. The album was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced three top 40 singles; "Don't Talk to Strangers" (#2 - for four weeks), "What Kind of Fool Am I" (#21, not the show tune of the same name) and "I Get Excited" (#32). "Don't Talk to Strangers" and "Calling All Girls" also received considerable 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]

The album's name is a play on the question Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, the name used for a 1955 play and a 1957 film that were mostly unrelated to each other.

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Don't Talk To Strangers Songfacts
  4. ^ "Rick Springfield - Kristina". Archived from the original on 2010-11-24.