Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for..........

S is for...........Springsteen.

The Boss
rock n' roll poet
the ultimate showman
a true American icon.

I've been working on this post for a while, going through the Springsteen catalogue, trying to come up with my top ten Springsteen songs.

It wasn't easy, but here they are, my top ten Springsteen songs:

10) Darkness on the Edge of Town
9) Bobby Jean
8) Hungry Heart
7) Waiting on a Sunny Day
6) Backstreets
5) The River
4) Thunder Road
3) Jungleland
2) The Rising
1) Born to Run

OK Springsteen fans, have at it.


  1. Yes! This is the best S post of all!

    Love Springsteen. I was so sad when I found out he was playing in Dublin the day after I leave.

    He is absolutely a poet, and I really like your pick of songs.

  2. Gotta go with Born to Run as a favorite. I also really like I'm on Fire. That song gives me goosebumps sometimes.

  3. Oh hell. I will list some songs, in no particular order, for you to consider being on a future list. I can't critique the one you made, even though Hungry Heart has never been a favorite.

    Brilliant Disguise:

    "But come the wee wee hours maybe baby the gypsy lied"

    Atlantic City:

    "Everything dies, baby, that's a fact. but maybe everything that dies someday comes back"

    Growin' Up:

    "Well, my feet they finally took root in the earth, but I got me a nice little place in the stars
    And I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car"

    Racing in the Street:

    "We shut 'em up and then we shut 'em down"

    Candy's Room:

    "She has men who give her anything she wants, but they don't see, that what she wants is me"

    Point Blank:

    "You were standing in the doorway out of the rain
    You didn't answer when I called out your name
    You just turned, and then you looked away
    like just another stranger waiting to get blown away"

    Human Touch:

    "so you've been broken, and you've been hurt
    show me somebody who ain't
    Yeah I know I ain't nobody's bargain
    but hell, a little touch up and a little paint"

  4. Great post - thought of doing Springsteen but I don't really know enough about him

  5. Not a huge Springsteen fan... but thanks for reminding me of some of his good songs. ;) Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

  6. Yay for Bruce!! The first concert I ever saw was 1984 at the start of the Born in the USA tour. I only wish I had been old enough to see him earlier.

    My favorite song is probably Born to Run, but it's impossible to pick. I totally love Backstreets, I love the anguish in that song. It would probably be easier to list what Bruce songs I don't like. :D

  7. Ah, Bruce. Lotta good choices.

    Hungry Heart and Waiting on a Sunny Day are definitely my two least favorite on the list.

    I'd probably replace them with something from the first two albums, because that would prove my die-hard fan cred, and because I really like those albums.

    (I was tempted to use my S for Springsteen as well...)