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Songs You've Only Had Once In Concert - Top 5

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I did this INSANE task and made a spreadsheet of ALL the songs I've gotten live over the years. My list included 208 individual songs I've heard Bruce do live. 57 of those were songs that I've only gotten 1 time in concert. Got me thinking, and this is no easy task, to the extent that you personally remember off hand which songs you've only heard once, could you make a TOP 5 Personal Favorites of those single gems? Yes, I know that our lists will be very different because I've only had Incident on 57th Street one time, but you may have had it many times; thus, it's not on your list. Here's my Top 5 Songs I've only heard live once.

 

1.  Incident on 57th Street (10-23-1999)

2. This Depression (12-4-2012)

3. The Fuse (8-24-02)

4. Kitty's Back (10-30-07)

5. Wild Billy's Circus Story (11-16-1990)

 

That is really tough to randomly decide on 5 songs because I left out many, many gems such as The Promise, Can't Help Falling In Love, Follow That Dream, Blinded By The Light, For You, Don't Look Back, Chimes of Freedom, It's The Little Things That Count, Janey Don't You Lose Heart, and Long Time Comin'! However, I think those top 5 really stand out to me as fantastic moments!

If you are sick enough to have made a spreadsheet, and/or you don't have a top 5, maybe just share with me a single memory of a song you have only heard him do once, and you were jazzed to hear it!

P.S. I also made a fun graph of the songs I've gotten the most in concert. I've include that here!

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Like - I guess- most of us, there are many, many songs I only heard one time.

Without thinking too long: Boom Boom; Does This Bus Stop?; The E Street Shuffle; Kitty's Back; Across The Border.

These are songs I still remember a feeling of 'WOW'; unlike some other songs whose performances are somewhat lost in the mist of time. Other songs were a little lost in the moment (like Something In The Night, Factory and Streets Of Fire at the full Darkness album performance in Nijmegen 2013, with most of the show in daylight and people chatting around me).

 

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I'm not going to do crazy research .... I'll try to use my memory ...which could be scary ....

I'm Goin' Down

All Or Nothin' At All

Frankie Fell In Love

Auld Lang Syne

Open All Night (Seeger)

 

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Would have to sit and work out the full list but I know one of my faves I have only heard once live - Point Blank.

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Top of my head...

Incident

Kitty

Night

Secret Garden

Jole Blon

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1 hour ago, rocknrollcrook said:

Top of my head...

Incident

Kitty

Night

Secret Garden

Jole Blon

I would love to get Secret Garden!

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It would take too long to work it out, but my favorite song I've only heard once I guess would be The Promise (Pittsburgh '14);  also Mountain of Love (St. Louis '08). Most of my favorite live songs I've been fortunate enough to see more than once, Incident, for instance. But I've only seen it solo piano one time, so I'll count that as well. 

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3 minutes ago, Doah said:

I would love to get Secret Garden!

Same night as Incident. June 22, 2000. Another Thin Line opened that night.

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5 minutes ago, misty rain said:

It would take too long to work it out, but my favorite song I've only heard once I guess would be The Promise (Pittsburgh '14);  also Mountain of Love (St. Louis '08). Most of my favorite live songs I've been fortunate enough to see more than once, Incident, for instance. But I've only seen it solo piano one time, so I'll count that as well. 

Are you following me around? I so wish I joined early and meet all of you before Bruce went dormant. :lol:

Than She Kiss Me - St. Louis 2008

I Want Too Be With You - Pittsburgh 2014

E-street Shuffle- Kansas City 2012

Stand On It - Pittsburgh  2014

Shut Out The Light - St. Louis 1984

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I’m lucky in that I’ve gotten many of my most favorites multiple times.  Off the top of the favorites I’ve only heard once; 

-Loose Ends 

-From Small Things 

-Frankie Fell in Love 

-Secret Garden 

-Good Lovin’ 

 

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1. The Price you pay

2. Who'll stop the rain

3. Chimes of freedom

4. The Iceman

5.Trapped

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I've seen a couple Frankie Fell in Love listed here. And could have listed that one also. But I didn't want to list that as i could have the whole Pittsburgh show.

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Just now, Robert65 said:

The Iceman

Oooooo.... I’d love to get that one!  Chimes of Freedom too.  The other three on your list I’ve been lucky to have gotten multiple times! 

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5 minutes ago, Robert65 said:

Chimes of freedom

Yes Sir.

I'm not not a big Dylan fan, and Bruce knocks this one out of the park.

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Jeez......

Off the top of my head I have The Promise and Jole Blon ........... I'll need to check back the setlists but I've had Incident twice, that much I recall.

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7 hours ago, Doah said:

I did this INSANE task and made a spreadsheet of ALL the songs I've gotten live over the years.

Nothing insane about that.

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you lucky bastards

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Secret Garden  (Leeds 2013)

Incident on 57th Street (Glasgow 2009)

Gotta get that feeling (Leeds 2013)

Straight Time (Edinburgh 1996)

The Wish  (Edinburgh 1996)

 

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I think there was a website that did all the hard work you just had to enter the dates of your shows 

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24 minutes ago, MacBruce said:

Secret Garden  (Leeds 2013)

Incident on 57th Street (Glasgow 2009)

Gotta get that feeling (Leeds 2013)

Straight Time (Edinburgh 1996)

The Wish  (Edinburgh 1996)

 

straight time

im impressed 

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23 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

straight time

im impressed 

I only saw one show on the Joad tour and he played several songs that night I had never seen played before or after. The show was very much focused on that album so it was a very unique Springsteen show meaning I would see quite a number of songs played only the one time.

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55 minutes ago, MacBruce said:

Secret Garden  (Leeds 2013)

Incident on 57th Street (Glasgow 2009)

Gotta get that feeling (Leeds 2013)

Straight Time (Edinburgh 1996)

The Wish  (Edinburgh 1996)

 

Nice! I got Straight Time twice in 1995. Love it.

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1 hour ago, davemunday said:

I think there was a website that did all the hard work you just had to enter the dates of your shows 

There was and when I tried to find it again I couldn't. If anyone remembers its' name...

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