I've Done Everything For You

Album: All Night Long (1980)
Charted: 36
  • It would be undiplomatic to ask who inspired this song, but by 1981, when it was recorded by Rick Springfield, Hagar had been around for a good few years, and like most successful rock musicians - and successful people per se - he would have met his fair share of fairweather friends, or gold diggers in this case, as the failed relationship is alluded to as a one-way love affair. That being said, Hagar married his first wife in 1968, and they didn't divorce until 1994, so it seems unlikely it is based on personal experience, unless of course the love affair in question is actually a metaphor, perhaps for a relationship with a manager or record company, something that is far from unusual in the music business.
  • Although the Rick Springfield recording is a fine uptempo rock track which charted at #8 from his 1981 Working Class Dog album, purists may prefer Hagar's live version from the earlier All Night Long album which was released in the UK as Loud & Clear. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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  • Brent from Denair, CaVintage Sammy....the ending is great.....zero, nada!
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