My Top 51 Bruce Springsteen songs…in perfect order

March 30, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

25. Darlington County — A great Southern epic, We got two hundred dollars we want to rock all night!
24. Spirit In The Night — Bruce rolls on the stage for this one, Me and Crazy Janey was makin’ love in the dirt singin’ our birthday songs
23. Tenth Avenue Freezeout — Bruce standing on the piano and the big man joins the band
22. Lonesome Day — Great live song from The Rising, a little revenge and this too shall pass
21. Tunnel of Love — Cuddle up now darlin’…
20. The River — “For my 19th birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat…”
19. Mary’s Place — Such a poignant hope for the afterlife
18. Meeting Across The River — This probably should’ve been the theme to The Sopranos…
17. My Love Will Not Let You Down — Fell in love with this one in Paris many years ago…
16. Night — The ultimate rocker from the ultimate album, like a freight train it just keep coming at you
15. You’re Missing — Try to listen to this one and hear the story and not get wisty…just try!
14. Tougher Than The Rest — Covered more than a lot of Bruce songs, this one tells the story of a soul mate
13. Born To Run — Eternal
12. Two Hearts — Nothing like seeing Bruce and Little Steven rip this one up at center stage
11. All That Heaven Will Allow — Just love this tale of a beautiful woman…
10 Brilliant Disguise — “God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of…”
9. Land of Hope & Dreams — This one gets better every time I hear it…best song of this era of Springsteen
8. My City of Ruins — “C’mon rise up…”
7. Valentine’s Day — The best Springsteen song you’ve never heard. Awkward, haunting but effective…
6. Jungleland — The epic tale…
5. Janey Don’t You Lose Heart — Love everything about this song…another B-side that escapes most playlists
4. 4th of July Asbury Park — The live version from the 75-85 album is Bruce “telling stories better than they do…”
3. Thunder Road — “You ain’t a beauty but, hey, you’re alright…”
2. Bobby Jean — “We like the same music, we liked the same bands, we liked the same clothes…” Ah, friendship…
1. She’s The One — “And tonight you’ll try just one more time to leave it all behind and to break on through…”

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. jeff koenig Says:

    I saw Springsteen in Philly on Thursday night. A great show although I was disappointed with the acoustics. Kitty’s Back during the encore set was simply amazing and stole the show.

    Thabnks for your list. I had forgotten one of my favorites: “Point Blank”

    Because The Night – Patti Smith does indeed rock!

    jk

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