Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet

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Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
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Studio album by Rick Springfield
Released March 23, 1982
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock, pop
Label RCA Records
Producer Keith Olsen
Rick Springfield chronology
Working Class Dog
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
Living in Oz
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 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) 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]

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