In 1978, Sammy Hagar wrote and recorded I’ve Done Everything For You and released it as a single in the U.S. Unfortunately, it didn’t chart in the U.S, but it did make it into the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart peaking at #36.
In 1981, Rick Springfield included the song on his breakout album Working Class Dog after his producer Keith Olsen suggested including one cover song on the album. Working Class Dog also included his iconic ’80s hit single Jessie’s Girl as well as his top 30 hit Love Is Alright Tonite. And, Springfield’s version of I’ve Done Everything For You was the follow up single to his number one hit Jessie’s Girl, and peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 charts in 1981!
Check out Sammy and Rick’s versions below and let us know which you like the best. And, as a bonus, we’ve got a live performance from Sammy in 2010 where he references Springfield’s version. It’s pretty funny to hear Sammy talk about why Springfield’s version charted higher than his.