AMERICAN GIRLS
(words and music by Rick Springfield) 

Oh, America your countryside is pretty
And America your cityside is nice
But America it's not your farms or freeways
It's the way you grow your sweet sugar and spice

American girls, American girls
American girls, you know that I love ya
American girls, you know that I want ya
American girls, I've got to have ya 
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Oh America I love your Hollywood movies
And America Broadway opening nights are nice
But America it's not because of John Wayne
It's the way you grow your sweet sugar and spice
American girls, American girls
American girls, you know that I love ya
American girls, you know that I want ya
American girls, I've got to have ya 
ooh, American Girls
America, yea America, America

I've been to New York, Boston, L.A. and Chicago
From Hawaii sun to cold Alaska nights
But America I don't have to look far
Cause everywhere's your sweet sugar and spice

American girls, American girls
American girls, you know that I love ya
American girls, you know that I want ya
American girls, I've got to have ya 
ooh, American Girls, yea American Girls
Ooh American Girls


(total playing time: 2:39 )

Song Facts:  American Girls hit the charts on July 13, 1974 and stayed there for two weeks peaking at number 98.  American Girls should not be confused with The American Girl featured on the Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet album. This song can be found on  both Anthology Cds. A live version of this song from the Troubadour in 1974 can be found on the LTD edition of SDAA

According to US

Rick likes American girls so much, he wrote two different songs about them, and better yet, he married one! This song does have a real "Beach Boys - California Girls" feeling to it. I think this song Rick wrote about his feelings for American girls in general, and the 2nd one (The American Girl) was written with someone more specific in mind.  It's a nice upbeat tune. - rlh