I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music industry.
“Jessie’s Girl,” by Australian singer Rick Springfield, was the #1 song in America when MTV launched in August 1981. Billboard ranked it #5 for the year.
The song was featured in the films Boogie Nights, 13 Going on 30, and Suicide Squad.
Back to the early days of MTV – here’s the very pretty Rick Springfield: