Bruce Springsteen

TrackAlbum
Adam Raised A CainDarkness On The Edge of Town
Born To RunBorn To Run
Darkness On The Edge Of TownDarkness On The Edge of Town
4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)Live 1975-85
Glory DaysBorn In The USA
Independence DayThe River
JunglelandBorn To Run
My City Of RuinsThe Rising
Point BlankThe River
10th Avenue Freeze OutBorn To Run

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Contributor: David Singer

An almost impossible task to narrow a selection of The Boss to just 10 tracks. On another day, another choice, another 10/20 equally strong tracks. 3 tracks from Born To Run – the greatest album ever made? The absence of any songs from recent times does not signify a decline in quality and relevant material; the man still rocks like no other, perhaps more a listening through rose-tinted headphones and the memories of when we thought rock could change our world.

The official Bruce Springsteen website

Backstreets – The Boss website by fans for fans

Bruce Springsteen biography (iTunes)

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2 Comments

  1. Peter Viney
    Jul 15, 2013

    My alternative Bruce Ten:

    Atlantic City (Nebraska)
    Born in The USA (Born in The USA)
    Dancing In The Dark (Born In The USA)
    Highway Patrolman (Nebraska)
    Rosalita (The Wild, The innocent & The E-Street Shuffle)
    The River (The River)
    Thunder Road (Born To Run 30th / Hammersmith 1975)
    Tougher Than the Rest (Tunnel of Love)
    Valentine’s Day (Tunnel of Love)
    Walk Like A Man (Tunnel of Love)

    Tunnel of Love is the album I play most. It’s my favourite of the lot, even if in the history of rock, Born To Run is the most important one. The first line of Valentine’s Day is one of those that rings in my head every time I’m driving a big lazy car down any kind of highway in the dark. Walk Like A Man playing in my head genuinely brought tears to my eyes on my son’s wedding day.

    Dancing In The Dark, complete with that video with Courteney Cox, is one I definitely like, though I know many hardcore Bruce fans dismiss it. I did a speaking tour of Greece and we had two cassettes in the car, Born In The USA (new then) and a mixtape I’d made with about half of Born In The USA, with several odds and bits, singles and B-sides. We played Born in the USA for about 1000 kilometres at full volume. As soon as I hear it, I’m into Greek roads shimmering in the heat. Pulling off the road to find lunch.

    Both The Band and Simone Felice compete with the original for best version of Atlantic City, but it’s an essential song.

    10th Avenue Freeze Out is in the original list. Is the Hammersmith 1975 version admissible as separate? That’s on the Born to Run 30th Anniversary Box Set … or maybe Thunder Road could come from that set.

    It’s all early too. I have bought everything since but nothing has cut through like the early stuff and for me too, that’s personal reaction rather than music quality. Best single track is Born To Run.

  2. Kasper Nijsen
    Apr 5, 2014

    Here’s ten more for Bruce. Apart from his obivous qualities as a singer, performer, band-leader and composer, I admire him tremendously as a lyricist. The bridge of Thunder Road still knocks me out each time I hear it. In all though, the bleak Nebraska is my favourite album. Will be hard to imagine rock music without his voice.

    Mary Queen of Arkansas (Greetings from Asbury Park)
    New York City Serenade (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
    Backstreets (Born to Run)
    Jungleland (Born to Run)
    Racing in the Street (Darkness on the Edge of Town)
    Independence Day (The River)
    My Father’s House (Nebraska)
    My Hometown (Born in the USA)
    I Wish I Were Blind (Human Touch)
    Kingdom of Days (Working on a Dream)

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