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Happy Birthday to the Boss

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Today is Bruce Springsteen's 57th birthday. Happy birthday Boss.

    Here are what I consider his top 10 songs

    1. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    2. Backstreets
    3. Candy's Room
    4. For You
    5. Point Blank
    6. Racing in the Street
    7. Trapped
    8. Jungleland
    9. Open All Night
    10. The River.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Bruce is great but he's no Neil Young. :)
  3. He's older than BYH?
    Who knew?
    Pretty good list, Evil One. Very "Darkness" heavy, which is good.
    I might tuck "Born In The USA" in there, and "Meeting Across The River" has always been a darkhorse fave of mine.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So how old is George these days?
  5. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Bruce Springsteen is 57? Wow, he's another person JR is closer to death than -- statistically speaking, of course.
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    That list aligns with my tastes remarkably....

    1. Jungleland
    2. Backstreets
    3. Thunder Road
    4. The River
    5. Independence Day
    6. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    7. Candy's Room
    8. Wreck on the Highway
    9. Atlantic City
    10. Trapped
  7. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Several lists have been named and none list Born To Run.

    Isn't that supposed to be not only one of Springsteen's best, but one of the best of that era?
  8. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Member

    I've always been partial to Greetings From Asbury Park.

    In his late 50s, Springsteen can still bring it. Best concerts I've ever seen.
  9. Born to Run has been overplayed to the point where most Springsteen fans don't really get excited about it. The songs most fans like are the ones with more grit. Dancing in the Dark may have been his biggest "hit" but no fan worth his or her salt would name it as one of his best songs.
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    any list that does't begin with "thunder road" is fraudulent. that's the greatest song ever written.

    i'd find room for "drive all night," too. then again, about 25 songs belong in the top 10.

    but "thunder road" belongs by itself in the top 1.
  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    very true. for example i'd put "the promise" in my 10, and that didn't even make it onto the record it was wriiten for, "darkness..." or any other of his releases until "tracks."
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    "Thunder Road" has to be atop my list, too. Also would add a couple fun songs like "Rosalita," "Tenth Ave. Freezeout" and "Murder, Inc."

    "Glory Days" is a personal fave, as I'm partial to the Born/USA era.

    And he often introduces "Hungry Heart" as his biggest "hit" because it was the biggest chart hit he ever had until Born/USA came out.
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