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Well, the album has been out for more than a week now to more or less universal acclaim. I know some fans don't like it but that is always going to happen in music. Personally, I'm not as big a fan of Magic (though I still think it's a great album) as many other Bruce fans are, but that's what makes this site such an enjoyable read..various opinions from like-minded Bruce disciples and good, healthy and respectful discussion. Thought it might be time to list the songs on WS in order of personal preference, and to invite everyone who wants to to add their own. I have to say this was a very difficult if not impossible selection for me to make given that in my view every song on this wonderful album hits the spot. Here is my choice;

1/ Chasing Wild Horses

2/ Moonlight Motel

3/ Western Stars

4/ Hello Sunshine

5/ The Wayfarer

6/ Tucson Train

7/ Somewhere North of Nashville

8/ Stones

9/ Sleepy Joe's Cafe

10/ Sundown

11/ Drive Fast (The Stuntman)

12/ There goes my Miracle

13/ Hitch Hiking

 

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*subject to change every five minutes

 

1. Stones

2. Moonlight Motel

3. Western Stars

4. North of Nashville 

5. The wayfarer

6. Sleepy Joes Cafe

7. Tucson Train

8. Sundown 

9. Chasin Wild Horses

10. Hitch Hikin’

11. Drive Fast

12. Hello Sunshine

13. There Goes my Miracle

 

wow this changes every day. I’ve had number 9 as high as number 1 some days lol. I could see any of the first 12 being number 1 on any given day depending on the mood I’m in.

The only thing that’s stayed a constant for me is There Goes My Miracle being in the last spot. I like it well enough but the chorus just is a little much for my taste. 

I also can’t help but wonder if I would have felt differently about the song had I not heard it as a single. It being part of that four song arc certainly strengthens it for me some.

 

 

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This is the best I can do and it's probably cheating!

1st equal - Western Stars & Moonlight Motel

3rd equal - Hitch Hikin, Hello Sunshine, Nashville, Stones, Drive Fast, Tuscon Train 

9th equal - Wild Horses, Sleepy Joe, There Goes my Miracle, Sundown

13th Wayfarer

All subject to change later this afternoon!

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44 minutes ago, Ann Jones said:

This is the best I can do and it's probably cheating!

1st equal - Western Stars & Moonlight Motel

3rd equal - Hitch Hikin, Hello Sunshine, Nashville, Stones, Drive Fast, Tuscon Train 

9th equal - Wild Horses, Sleepy Joe, There Goes my Miracle, Sundown

13th Wayfarer

All subject to change later this afternoon!

I think mine would look exactly like that. Maybe without that female chorus in the end, I’d enjoy Wayfarer a bit more.

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  1. Moonlight Motel
  2. Western Stars
  3. Chasin' Wild Horses
  4. Somewhere North of Nashville
  5. Stones
  6. Tucson Train
  7. Hello Sunshine
  8. Hitch Hikin'
  9. Sundown
  10. The Wayfarer
  11. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
  12. Sleepy Joe's Cafe
  13. There Goes My Miracle

7-12 are pretty interchangable at the moment, and 1-5 have moved around quite a lot as well

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1 hour ago, Ann Jones said:

Wild Horses would be further up my list if it wasn't for the 'orses...

Next time Rachel someone is in NJ, they need to ask Bruce why 'orses at first, then horses further in to that song? :unsure:

I'll be along with my list when I don't feel guilty about putting one of the songs at number 13!

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1 hour ago, Tom-Joad said:

I think mine would look exactly like that. Maybe without that female chorus in the end, I’d enjoy Wayfarer a bit more.

That's the part I don't like.  I just pretend it's not there. :D I did list that song as my initial favorite since it grabbed my attention first, but I think that's not true anymore.

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27 minutes ago, BrilliantDisguise said:

That's the part I don't like.  I just pretend it's not there. :D I did list that song as my initial favorite since it grabbed my attention first, but I think that's not true anymore.

I feel exactly the same. The melody really grabbed me at first. And Davey Sancious on keys, I believe. I thought it was great, but my fascination with it has also died down a bit.

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Chasing Wild Horses

Stones

Moonlight Motel

Western Stars

Drive Fast

Nashville

Hitch Hikin

Hello Sunshine

Sundown

Tucson Train

Miracle

Wayfarer

Sleepy Joes  

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1. Moonlight Motel

2. Tucson Train

3. Western Stars

4. The Wayfarer

5. Hitch Hikin'

6. Chasin' Wild Horses

7. Stones

8. Hello Sunshine

9. There Goes My Miracle

10. Sleepy Joe's Cafe

11. Sundown

12. Somewhere North of Nashville

13. Drive Fast

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Tucson Train

Hitch Hikin’

North of Nashville

Hello Sunshine

 

Nothing interesting after that, though Wayfarer and There Goes My Miracle have to be at the bottom of that list. 

 

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3 hours ago, Ann Jones said:

Wild Horses would be further up my list if it wasn't for the 'orses...

I have grown to love those 'orses. (My Kindle kept changing it to roses):lol:

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This was so difficult! Personally, I'm really drawn to Hitch Hikin' but... I might post a different list tomorrow...

Moonligt Motel
Western Stars
Tucson Train
Hitch Hikin'
Somewhere North of Nashville
Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
Chasing Wild Horses
Hello Sunshine
Stones
Sundown
Sleepy Joe's Cafe
The Wayfarer
There Goes My Miracle

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2 hours ago, janeymarywendy said:

Next time Rachel someone is in NJ, they need to ask Bruce why 'orses at first, then horses further in to that song? :unsure:

I'll be along with my list when I don't feel guilty about putting one of the songs at number 13!

The Wayfarer is my least favourite.

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1. Western Stars

2. Moonlight Motel

3. Tucson Train

4. Hitch Hikin'

5. Sleepy Joe's Cafe

6. Stones

7. There Goes my Miracle

8. Drive Fast

9. Somewhere North of Nashville

10. Chasing Wild 'Orses/Horses

11. Hello Sunshine

12. Sundown

13. The Wayfarer

This is only today's list, the first 12 can, have and will probably always interchange quite a bit.

Only the Wayfarer will always be bottom of my list.. just doesn't do it for me, but hey 13 is an unlucky number apparently so I will pretend it is an album of 12 songs and continue to love it :D

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Bit surprised so many have the Wayfarer so far down their lists...I really like the song.

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  1. "Moonlight Motel"
  2. "Sundown"
  3. "Tucson Train"
  4. "Western Stars"
  5. "Sleepy Joe's Cafe"
  6. "Hitch Hikin'"
  7. "The Wayfarer"
  8. "There Goes My Miracle"
  9. "Stones"
  10. "Drive Fast (The Stuntman)"
  11. "Chasin' Wild Horses"
  12. "Somewhere North of Nashville"
  13. "Hello Sunshine"

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19 minutes ago, MacBruce said:

Bit surprised so many have the Wayfarer so far down their lists...I really like the song.

Me as well.  But, I'm biased coz I love it.  

Only list I could create right now would defo have Miracle last.  Like an above-poster said, that chorus, eeek!  

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9 minutes ago, MacBruce said:

Bit surprised so many have the Wayfarer so far down their lists...I really like the song.

I agree. I think the melodies are some of Bruce's more interesting and inventive as of late. The lyrics don't do much for me though. It started out as the track that really grabbed me but has fallen down a little as I've come to appreciate others more. Still in the top half for me.

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7 hours ago, Ann Jones said:

Wild Horses would be further up my list if it wasn't for the 'orses...

Agree...it irritates me!

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Today - 

 1. Moonlight Motel

 2. Drive Fast

 3. Chasin' Wild Horses

 4. Somewhere North Of Nashville

 5. Tucson Train

 6. Western Stars

 7. Sleepy Joe's Café

 8. There Goes My Miracle

 9. Hitch Hikin' 

10. Stones

11. Hello Sunshine

12. Sundown

13. The Wayfarer

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1. Moonlight Motel

2. The Wayfarer

3. Chasin' Wild Horses

4. Hitch Hikin'

5. Western Stars

6. Sleepy Joe's Café

7. Tucson Train

8. Hello Sunshine

9. Sundown

10. Stones

11. Drive Fast

12. Somewhere North Of Nashville

13. There Goes My Miracle

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On 6/23/2019 at 9:23 AM, Ann Jones said:

This is the best I can do and it's probably cheating!

1st equal - Western Stars & Moonlight Motel

3rd equal - Hitch Hikin, Hello Sunshine, Nashville, Stones, Drive Fast, Tuscon Train 

9th equal - Wild Horses, Sleepy Joe, There Goes my Miracle, Sundown

13th Wayfarer

All subject to change later this afternoon!

I have to cheat as well... 

1st Group/ Western Stars, Tucson Train, Stones, Wild Horses, Drive Fast, Sleepy Joe’s

Then/ Moonlight Motel, Hello Sunshine, There Goes My Miracle, Hitch Hiking

Then/ Nashville, Sundown, Wayfarer 

Love this entire album so freakin’ much.  

 

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1 hour ago, rosiejaneymary said:

I have to cheat as well... 

1st Group/ Western Stars, Tucson Train, Stones, Wild Horses, Drive Fast, Sleepy Joe’s

Then/ Moonlight Motel, Hello Sunshine, There Goes My Miracle, Hitch Hiking

Then/ Nashville, Sundown, Wayfarer 

Love this entire album so freakin’ much.  

 

Are you listening, Mr Bruce Frederick Springsteen? Especially to that last sentence?

I don't usually call you by your full name but you need to be told and take notice!

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