It’s safe to say, this has taken some effort. It was so hard, I couldn’t even face it the first time ‘S’ came around on Music Monday. 40 years of back catalogue cannot be put into a top 5, that’s just wrong. So the Boss get’s the Madonna treatment, categories of best tracks.
When researching to make sure I hadn’t missed any I saw Springsteen genre desribed as ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Heartland Rock’ and I love them both; undeniably American.
Before I start, die hard Boss fans will dispute this list but it’s my list. So:
1. Born to Run – one of the most inpsiring songs ever recorded
2. Tunnel of Love – I just love it, from my favourite Boss album which takes the roof off live. (Fact that we were outdoors not relevant)
3. Hungry Heart – guaranteed smile on anyone’s face
4. Brilliant Disguise – a class tune
5. The River – old school classic
1 Trapped – this is actually one of my favourite Boss tracks anyway but it heads the live list
2 Santa Claus is Coming to Town – one of the best Christmas songs of all time
3 Because the Night – made a classic by Patti Smith & only just released as studio version so for long, we just knew this from live shows
4 I’m on Fire – brings the house down and the lighters up (back in the day)
5. Radio Nowhere – a modern live classic already
1. Born in the USA
2. Murder Incorporated
3. The Rising – will always remind me of being in America both for the presidential elections and the Inauguration 2008/9
3. Thunder Road
4. Out in the Streets
5. All That Heaven Will Allow
1. Girls in their Summer Clothes
2. Human Touch
3. Working on a Dream
4. Waiting on a Sunny Day
5. One Step up
From the 2009 ‘Working on a Dream’ album, it’s too new to be an all time favourite but I love it. It reminds me of ‘I was Born for Loving You’ by Kiss, which helps.
Tunnel of Love – for all the above reasons
It’s also the soundtrack of my marriage and divorce and seems like that was also the case for Mr & Mrs Springsteen No: 1
Secondly, the first time I went to see the epic 4 hour live shows of old was the tour for this album. Ulitmately, it’s because the album is ram-packed with fine tunes.
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