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9 Rock Songs Almost Ruined By Their Original Lyrics

#6. ‘Jessie’s Girl’ was almost ‘Gary’s Girl’

'Jessie’s Girl' was almost 'Gary’s Girl'

Rick Springfield’s career-making crush anthem is autobiographical. In his 20s, Springfield fell for a girl in his stained-glass class (we’ve all been there). The problem was, she was dating a dude named Gary. Rick became fast friends with both Gary and Gary’s girl, but when it came time to commit the incident to song, he realized the name Gary just “didn’t sing.” He ultimately changed it to Jessie, after Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Ron Jessie, who appeared on one of Rick’s favorite t-shirts. Source

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