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2 hours ago, Johnstown Company said:

Blood brothers

Curious..,which version? Album (slow) or the Alternative Rock one (fast)? I prefer the fast one, even though the slow on is iconic and according to Nils - one of his personal favorites. 

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6 hours ago, fadeaway said:

Overlooked and underplayed. Nice choice! 

Thanks! My list is largely based on songs that are cornerstones of my Bruce love, and I remember listening to Tunnel of Love and being blown away throughout - and then Valentine’s Day came on to close.

I am a huge lover of closing tracks, and the lazy sort of strum, the dated yet magic synths, the lyrics, the mandolin (?) and everything about the track just worked for me. 

I’ve spent many a lonely nighttime drive in my *small* lazy car listening to it

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3 hours ago, BobbyJames said:

I am a huge lover of closing tracks, and the lazy sort of strum, the dated yet magic synths, the lyrics, the mandolin (?) and everything about the track just worked for me. 

I hear that! I love the fade out. I'd say "magic" is the right word for the instrumentation on this song. Have you heard the 1988 tour rehearsal version of the song? It has horns and as a result the song is...well, it is exactly the same but also totally different, if that makes any sense.

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Here are the current statistics (as of Monday, April 13th 9 PM EST):

(Note: if it was stated the top 10 list was in no particular order, then it was counted as a top 10 inclusion, and no number one was given).

Up to this point, 97 different songs have been named. 

Left Number: Times listed as #1.    Right Number: Times included in top 10.

Greetings: 

Lost in the Flood (1), (4)

It's Hard to Be A Saint in the City (0), (1)

For You (0), (1)

Wild and Innocent:

Incident on 57th Street (4), (17)

New York City Serenade (0), (5)

Sandy (0), (2)

Born to Run:

Born to Run (3), (12)

Thunder Road (2), (16)

Jungleland (2), (14)

Backstreets (0), (10)

She's the One (0), (2)

Darkness on the Edge of Town:

Racing in the Street (3), (15)

Badlands (1), (7)

Prove It All Night (1), (5)

The Promised Land (1), (5)

Darkness on the Edge of Town (0), (3)

Something in the Night (0), (2)

Candy's Room (0), (1)

The River:

The River (1), (12)

Independence Day (1), (4)

Stolen Car (0), (4)

The Price You Pay (0), (2)

Cadillac Ranch (0), (2)

Hungry Heart (0), (1)

Drive All Night (0), (1)

Sherry Darling (0), (1)

Out in The Street (0), (1)

Point Blank (0), (1)

Nebraska:

Atlantic City (0), (5)

Highway Patrolman (0, (2)

Open All Night (0), (2)

Born in the USA:

Bobby Jean (1), (2)

No Surrender (0), (8)

I'm Goin Down (0), (5)

Downbound Train (0), (2)

My Hometown (0), (2)

Glory Days (0), (1)

Dancing in the Dark (0),  (1)

Tunnel of Love:

Brilliant Disguise (0), (3)

Tougher than the Rest (0), (3)

Walk Like A Man (0), (2)

One Step Up (0), (1)

Two Faces (0), (1)

Valentine's Day (0), (1)

Human Touch:

I Wish I Were Blind (0), (1)

Real World (0), (1)

Roll of the Dice (0), (1)

The Long Goodbye (0), (1)

Lucky Town:

Living Proof (0), (1)

The Ghost of Tom Joad:

Across the Border (0), (4)

GOTJ (0), (2)

Highway 29 (0), (1)

Youngstown (0), (1)

The Line (0), (1)

Greatest Hits: 

This Hard Land (0), (2)

Blood Brothers (0), (2)

The Rising:

The Rising (0), (2)

My City of Ruins (0), (1)

Devils and Dust:

Long Time Comin (0), (1)

Devils and Dust (0), (1)

Magic:

Long Walk Home (0), (6)

Girls in their Summer Clothes (0), (3)

Livin in the Future (0), (1)

I'll Work For Your Love (0), (1)

Working on A Dream:

Kingdom of Days (0), (4)

Tomorrow Never Knows (0), (1)

Wrecking Ball:

Land of Hope and Dreams (0), (5)

Death to My Hometown (0), (1)

Rocky Ground (0), (1)

Wrecking Ball (0), (1)

American Land (0), (1)

High Hopes:

American Skin (41 Shots) (0), (2)

Hunter of Invisible Game (0), (1)

GOTJ (0), (1)

Harry's Place (0), (1)

The Wall (0), (1)

Western Stars:

Western Stars (2), (4)

Moonlight Motel (0), (6)

Hello Sunshine (0), (1)

There Goes My Miracle (0), (1)

Outtakes:

Roulette (1), (2)

The Promise (0), (6)

Because the Night (0), (3)

Brothers Under the Bridge '83 (0), (3)

Loose Ends (0), (3)

 My Love Will Not Let You Down (0), (2)

Frankie (0), (1)

Someday We'll Be Together (0), (1)

Drop on Down and Cover Me (0), (1)

Don't Back Down From Our Love (0), (1)

Janey Don't You Lose Heart (0), (1)

The Time that Never Was (0), (1)

Gotta Get that Feeling (0), (1)

None But the Brave (0), (1)

Protection (0), (1)

Dollhouse (0), (1)

Save My Love (0), (1)

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16 hours ago, BobbyJames said:

So true for me, which is probably why I missed out that and BTR, as well as anything from BITUSA

Seeing your name come up also made me realise that Maria's Bed is definitely pushing for a place in the top 10 - I know it isn't always a favourite around here, but it never fails to make me smile, that's for sure!

Glad someone else likes Maria's Bed, as you're right, it's not that popular on here!

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it is just a snapshot, 

1.   born to run

2.   darkness on the edge of town

3.   the river

4.   dancing in the dark

5.   walk like a man

6.   the ghost of tom joad

7.   nothing man

8.   devils and dust

9.   rocky ground

10. the last carnival

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8 hours ago, HeroOfVirtue said:

I hear that! I love the fade out. I'd say "magic" is the right word for the instrumentation on this song. Have you heard the 1988 tour rehearsal version of the song? It has horns and as a result the song is...well, it is exactly the same but also totally different, if that makes any sense.

Yes I have and I totally understand what you mean! Just quickly googling - was Valentine's Day only ever performed as a rehearsal? Did it never make it into a show?

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1. Darkness on the Edge of Town

2. Thunder Road

3. Something in the Night

4. State Trooper

5. Incident on 57th St

6. Nebraska

7. Born to Run

8. The River

9. Candy's Room

10. Tunnel of Love

 

I guess I have a soft spot for his title tracks... of which several more would be included in my top 20..

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1. Racing In The Street

2. Born To Run

3. Born In The U.S.A.

4. The Ghost Of Tom Joad

5. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

6. Girls In Their Summer Clothes

7. The River

8. Thunder Road

9. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City 

10. Frankie

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1)    I’m on Fire

2)    Tougher Than the Rest [Chimes of Freedom EP-version]

3)    4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) [Live/1975-85-version]

4)    Long Walk Home

5)    One Step Up

6)    Gypsy Biker

7)    Brilliant Disguise

8)    Streets of Philadelphia

9)    Land of Hope and Dreams [Wrecking Ball-version]

10) Valentine’s Day

 

My Top 10 changes like the wind, so I chose another approach: Top 10 play count in my iTunes library

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1 hour ago, Noeca said:

My Top 10 changes like the wind, so I chose another approach: Top 10 play count in my iTunes library

That's a great idea, actually - here's my revised top 10, then: 

1 - Valentine's Day

2 - Ain't Good Enough For You

3 - Walk Like a Man

4 - Kingdom of Days

5 - I'm on Fire

6 - Racing in the Street ('78)

7 - Born in the USA

8 - Born to Run

9 - Man's Job

10 - Atlantic City

I can't say I disagree with that, other than the omission of Something in the Night which is, perhaps, my favourite Springsteen song

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My top 10 played Bruce songs/performances are: 

 

New York City Serenade (2013 Rome)

Racing in the street (live 75-85)

Lost in the flood (live in NYC)

Lost in the flood (foxboro 2016)

Bobby Jean

Jackson Cage

Racing in the street (tempe 80)

American Skin (live in NYC)

Bobby Jean (live 75-85)

Lost in the flood (Hammersmith 75)

 

 

Also a nice list :)

 

And if I'm not allowed to count songs I've listed before, top 10 songs would be:

 

NYCS

Racing

LOST IN THE FLOOD

Bobby Jean

Jackson Cage

American Skin

The Promised Land

Long Walk Home

Out in the Street

Two Faces

 

 

An amazing list as well... 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Noeca said:

My Top 10 changes like the wind, so I chose another approach: Top 10 play count in my iTunes library

Great idea! My revised from iTunes:

1. Backstreets

2. Land of Hope and Dreams

3. Cadillac Ranch

4. Brilliant Disguise

5. The Promised Land

6. Born in the USA

7. Dancing in the Dark

8. This Hard Land

9. Born To Run

10. Independence Day

 

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My Top 10 songs I didn't fully appreciate until I heard it Live and now love it:

1. Long Time Comin'

2. Spirit in the Night (never loved it until Barcelona DVD solo version on the piano)

3. Candy's Room 

4. Stolen Car 

5. Atlantic City (didn't love it until Live in NYC release)

6. Wreck On the Highway 

7. Hard To Be a Saint in the City (much better song live - in my opinion)

8. Working on a Dream 

9. Something in the Night (just found it boring on the album, don't judge haha)

10. Cover Me (live 75-85 converted me)

 

 

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11 hours ago, Dbro02 said:

Human Touch:

I Wish I Were Blind (0), (1)

Real World (0), (1)

Roll of the Dice (0), (1)

The Long Goodbye (0), (1)

Lucky Town:

Living Proof (0), (1)

Love this compilation! I'm surprised Human Touch has outnumbered Lucky Town so far.

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1. Thunder Road 

2.Racing in the Street

3.Incident on 57th Street

4. Jungleland

5.The Price You Pay

6.The Promise

7. No Surrender

8.The Promised Land

9.Save My Love

10. Western Stars

 

Fairly predictable I guess. But I would add that I beleive Thunder Road to be the best song ever written, not just in Bruce World.:D

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