Who: Rick Springfield. Still the one and only successful rock star/soap star in music/daytime TV history
Why: Because he was dreamy! He was Dr. Noah Drake by day saving lives and making nurses swoon, and a rock star by night making women and 10-year-old-girls swoon
When: When I was 10!
Level of Obsession: I don’t know how “obsessed” one can be as a child, but he was my first concert (thanks to my awesome mom). I loved General Hospital and watched it every day (thanks to my awesome mom) and he was probably the first guy to cover my bedroom walls
“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): Hard to say when you’re a kid. But I did see him live twice more as an adult and he was frickin’ awesome. He has a ton of energy and the women LOVE him
I still listen to Rick Springfield. He has crazy good hooks in his tunes. I even hear echoes of him in other artists pop songs and think he doesn’t get enough credit for being such a catchy songwriter. I still have this sort of “pure” interest in him though given that I liked him when I was a little girl. That is why to this day I still have not seen his big screen bomb Hard to Hold which my mom deemed too risque at the time. Nor will I see his guest arc on Californication, which you think I would be all over since it stars #8, but – ew – no. Too freaky for my inner 10-year-old