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Backstreets versus Jungleland

Backstreets versus Jungleland  

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  1. 1. Backstreets or Jungleland

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    • Jungleland
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Ladies and gentlemen, I propose to you the impossible choice. A question that I have been asking myself lately and an inner debate I have been having for a while now. 

If you HAD to choose one, if you are forced to confess, which song would you pick? 

I have always thought that Jungleland was Bruce his best song, the magnum opus of the ESB. 

However, lately, I am actually thinking that Backstreets is his best. That beautiful intro, the lyrics, the emotions, the everything...  

 

 

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I picked Backstreets due to it being more emotional and I can relate to it a bit more. Jungleland is still obviously a gigantic achievement and in the end it's really 1a vs 1b.

Both are absolutely top-notch massively wonderful songs that span both space and time.

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Backstreets is my favorite Bruce song from my favorite Bruce album.  I would put Jungleland as my 4th favorite from the album behind Thunder Road and Born to Run.

But I love every single song off BTR so these distinctions are like a minuscule percentage apart.

 

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For the record, I chose Backstreets.

 

I like the idea that it COULD be about two male lovers... 

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1 minute ago, Wout said:

For the record, I chose Backstreets.

 

I like the idea that it COULD be about two male lovers... 

Jungleland  

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Jungleland, without any doubt.

But Backstreets-if the other song is not Thunder Road, Racing In The Street or Incident on 57th Street. Or Jungleland.

As the other song is Jungleland, It is Jungleland. Easy choice.

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7 minutes ago, Lampi said:

Jungleland, without any doubt.

But Backstreets-if the other song is not Thunder Road, Racing In The Street or Incident on 57th Street. Or Jungleland.

As the other song is Jungleland, It is Jungleland. Easy choice.

I find it a bit baffling anyone thinks otherwise to be truthful.

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Backstreets. 

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When I heard Danny hit the organ and Bruce was singing:

From the churches to the jails
Tonight all is silence in the world
As we take our stand
Down in Jungleland

That was it. I had found the love of my life, musically.  Bruuuuuce...

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1 minute ago, JimCT said:

Backstreets before Jungleland

In the setlist ;) 

Meeting Across The River before Jungleland in the setlist.

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2 minutes ago, Lampi said:

Meeting Across The River before Jungleland in the setlist.

yes. I didn't mean immediately before, just earlier rather than after

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