Top 3 Springsteen songs
Girls in their summer clothes, or Death to my hometown.
Older, Promised land.
Born to runThe River
There are too many to limit it to just 3 - too hard man! It's probably hard enough to find the top 3 albums of his let alone songs.
Cadillac Ranch has always been one of my favourites. Strange because it is not anything "special" as a song but I loved it when I first got the River and have loved it ever since.
Racing in the streets - live, this summer at Wembley was a moment of musical magic
And pick anything from Jungeleland, Born to run, The River, Badlands, Shackled and drawn, Mary's place, wrecking ball, glory days, backstreets, thunder road, factory, save my love, Sherry darling, two hearts, no surrender. And that's just scratching the surface really.
Starting from scratch with the new stuff then Wrecking Ball is a great album to begin with.
I'm On Fire
Only 3 ?
Talk about setting impossible limits
Varies depending on mood but
Atlantic City ...
Racing in the Street
Or is it
Or it could be
You get the picture ....
Only 3? Ouch!
No idea which three I'd pick tomorrow
Some great memories in the tracks suggested above but no Candy's Room?
Wild Billy's Circus Story
Mary, Queen of Arkansas
(think I'm a glass half empty kind of bloke )
Jungleland, The River, Atlantic City.
Epic tracks, but years ago I could have given some more interesting choices - it's a long time since I've listened to Bruce properly, I've forgotten the gems tucked away on the albums.
Grew up listening to Bruce as a kid, but my getting into music more seriously coincided with him temporarily shitting the bed with that Lucky town - Human touch phase. Parted company then so now just admire from afar.
I thought I'd contributed to this earlier:
Atlantic City - cover by The Band
Because the Night - cover by Patti Smith
Candy' s Room,
My City of Ruins
So many good songs seems ridiculous not to pick anything from Nebraska .
My father's house, badlands, we take care of our own. Tomorrow would probably bring different choices. 3 is not enough.
Thunder Road being the only one set in stone. And agree that it could easily be 3 different versions of Thunder Road.
Not had this one yet (yes, I know I've had three already...) Beautiful lyric.
This live version shows that it isn't just Bruce Springsteen, without the E Street Band he'd would have been nowhere near as effective as an artist. Such a talented group.
Anything off The River. Its the only double CD I have in the Garage when fettling.
Oh, and State Trooper.
The man can't do no wrong!
There is no way three can be enough. Three albums maybe but three tracks not a chance. Saw him live at bramall lane in Sheffield in the 80's it was my first concert and ruined everything else ever since. Three and a bit hours of music and stories and good time.
^ that was my first Springsteen concert - Tunnel of Love tour
3 Springsteen songs? Today it is:
no surrender live/solo acoustic
ghost of Tom joad live with Tom morello (from London)
really liking lost in the flood at the moment too.
I've seen Bruce twice this year, once last year and maybe 15 times in total. I grew up on Bruce, discovered my own favorite tracks and albums as a teenager (more nebraska/ stuff from tracks) in adulthood I understand a lot of the songs he wrote when he was around my age and my dad and I have a shared love for Springsteen. We try to see him every year, usually abroad as a bit of father/ son bonding!
me too remember the ground shaking when he sang born in the usa just hoping he does some more dates in the uk next year
3 from the Boss is a tough call
1. The River - still gives me goosebumps after all these years .
2. Promised Land
3. Then it's a toss up between Darkness on the Edge of Town and Racing in the Street
....but will prob change my mind 5 mins after posting - too hard!
Definitely Meeting across the river as my fave.
The Promised land.
Stolen car(stunned no else has this)
Then because no one has them
Reason to believe
weirdly I never claim to be a Springsteen fan, but I do have most of his albums and have seen him live. Tomorrows painting the living room day so this thread means it will be Springsteen most of the day
Youngstown (live in NY version, much more anger behind it)
(also Stolen Car, Lonesome Day, Thunder Road.......ask me again tomorrow night and it will have changed)
Here are my top 3
For the car
Late night listening
My city of ruins
Lost in the flood
For happy singalong
Dancing in the dark
I have a lyric from land of hope and dreams tattood on my wrist. Thats how "Boss" I am.
Racing In The Streets
I can't pick just three without trying to listen to the albums again. However Jungle land would be there. Especially since saw him at the Olympic Park this summer. Previously saw him at Leeds on the Born in the USA tour, so it was apt that he did the entire Born in the USA album. Took my 21 year old son who had never understood the Boss. He does now and my CD collection is now on his iPod. Trouble is that I have some of them on just vinyl.
My 3 favourites are on Tunnel of Love
Tougher Than The Rest
Walk Like A Man (mainly because it reminds me of my dad)
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