Rick Springfield Explains “Jessie’s Girl”


Springfield himself appeared in a skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live to tell the origin story behind the song that has launched a million karaoke-involved romantic gestures and romcom montages. Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci plays Jessie and Springfield plays himself in a pretty incredible tracksuit. Watch the video after the jump.

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