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Favorite Springsteen Song

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by writing irish, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    SportsJournalists.com is a goldmine of Springsteen knowledge. So, Springsteen fans, what's your favorite song by Bruce? Not best song musically-speaking...instead, personal favorite.

    I'll go with "Meeting Across the River." Unusual song compared to much of his catalog- there isn't even a guitar on it. But very powerful and epitomizes the uneasy synthesis of optimism and weariness that characterizes much of Springsteen's work.
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    "thunder road."

    oodles of personal reasons, but moving even w/o those. tremendous appeal to local, small town girl to take a chance on going after bigger dreams.

    full band or just piano version will do fine.

    about 20 other songs are tied for a close second.
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Wow...there are so many, but if you put a gun to my head, I might say "Spirit in the Night." The live version on that's on his Hammersmith Odeon concert cd is just electric.

    If I were to choose a more obscure song, I might say either "Brothers Under the Bridge"--a poignant Vietnam song, or "The Fever" off 18 Tracks.
  4. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I was pretty blown away when I first heard the piano version of Thunder Road. It sounded like he had moved the setting of the song from a city in New Jersey to a little town in Western New York.

    Beaker, I love the part when he loses his groovy 70s hat during that version of "Spirit."
  5. chester

    chester Member

    Love the piano version of "Thunder Road". When my little girl was just a newborn, I used to turn that song on to calm her down. Never failed.

    Also a big fan of the live version of "Youngstown"
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Or Out in The Street.

    Or something else. Hell, there's so many.
  7. pa writer

    pa writer Member

    It depends on the mood I'm in, but right now it's "Candy's Room."
  8. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Thunder Road
    If you've never heard the early versions from Feb. 1975 with the different lyrics, check this out:

    rounding out a top 5 - in no particular order - would be No Surrender, Racing in the Street, Badlands, Across the Border. Promised Land could make it in there on any particular day as could at least a dozen other songs.
  10. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Human Touch
  11. Rambler

    Rambler Member

    Always loved "Trapped."

    And "Because The Night."

    And "Spirit in the Night."
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Jungleland, Out in the Street, Prove it All night (esp. Live in NYC version), Night, She's the One.

    That top 5 coould change in the next hour.
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