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What is your Bruce top 10?


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Mine:

1. Independence day
2. The River
3. Thunder road
4. Tougher than the rest (Chimes of Freedom EP live version)
5. My hometown
6. Incident on 57th street
7. This hard land
8. I wish I were blind
9. Racing in the street
10. No surrender

Fairly certain about the selections. A little less certain about the order.

Fairly certain that all these 10 songs have moved me to tears.

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This is a tough one! There are way too many songs that deserve to be in top 10 but maybe...

1. The Ghost of Tom Joad
2. Independence Day
3. The Hitter
4. The Price You Pay
5. None but the Brave
6. Racing in the Street ('78)
7. The Promise (solo piano)
8. Land of Hope and Dreams
9. Further on (up the Road)
10. Moonlight Motel

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Impossible 

but for now in random order but tomorrow it can’t be totally different 

1. Racing in the street

2. The Ghost of Tom Joad

3. This Hard Land

4. My Hometown 

5. Jungleland

6. Long Walk Home

7. Point Blanc

8. The River

9. Youngstown 

10. Los in the flood

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Oh, it's really hard, but I still feel pretty certain about my top 10. It's probably kinda obvious and typical, but it is the songs I like the most, so. I've actually made a top 100, and while many of the songs mentioned in this/these thread(s) shows up there, some don't. 

Seems that Racing in the Street is a typical fan favorite, which makes perfect sense, of course.

1. Badlands
2. The River
3. Atlantic City
4. Born to Run
5. The Promised Land
6. Racing in the Street
7. Thunder Road
8. I'm Goin' Down
9. Backstreets
10. Darkness on the Edge of Town

Honorary Mentions goes to Jungleland, The Promise, Hungry Heart, Shut Out the Light, I'm on Fire and Tougher Than the Rest

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The certainties that don't chane

1.BTR

2. Prove it with the 78 intro

3. The promise - not the versions with too many lines cut out

4. LOHAD

5. Accross the boarder

Then its just gets too hard and jumbly but would include a long kitty and a Raccing - 

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2 hours ago, stillilllife said:

I'm mainly looking for lists that people feel pretty certain about.

1-5.  Incident On 57th Street, Thunder Road, Backstreets, Jungleland, Racing In The Street (no ranking 1-5).

6. Candy's Room.

7-10. NYC Serenade, Something In The Night, The River, No Surrender (no ranking 7-10).

I think these were also the 10 songs I mentioned the last time there was such a topic, is that certain enough? Even if I have a strange feeling The Promise was in that list but that seems impossible; better it seems impossible one of the songs 7-10 were not in the list (no way 1-6 were not in the list).

11. and 12. The Promise and The Price You Pay. TPYP I have loved since I first heard The River album in autumn 1985, but the past years it really became one of my favourites, one of the essential Bruce Springsteen songs. (And it goes without saying The Promise is of course the still-unreleased original version, not the band version from The Promise album, or the 18 Tracks version).

Some songs like Born To Run, Badlands, The Promised Land, I have heard so often they are not really favourites (anymore).

And you would not say from this top 10 some days Tunnel of Love is my favourite Bruce Springsteen album (well, almost).

Finally, this whole post is about studio versions; otherwise it would become really difficult (and different).

 

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1. The Promise

the other 9 in alphabetical order:

Atlantic City (Live NYC 2000)

Backstreets

Badlands

Born To Run

Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Murder Incorporated

Prove it All Night (Live ‘78)

Racing In The Street

Roulette

Doing this brings it home that all my selections were written by May 1982 (Murder Inc being the last).

 

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8 hours ago, muscum said:

1. The Promise

the other 9 in alphabetical order:

Atlantic City (Live NYC 2000)

Backstreets

Badlands

Born To Run

Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Murder Incorporated

Prove it All Night (Live ‘78)

Racing In The Street

Roulette

Doing this brings it home that all my selections were written by May 1982 (Murder Inc being the last).

 

Dang ! i forgot Roulette 

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I've done this list a dozen times, and each time it changes. I swear, it gets more and more scatterbrained.

 

1. I'm Goin' Down

2. Radio Nowhere

3. Atlantic City

4. Badlands

5. Trouble River

6. Murder Incorporated

7. Human Touch

8. Lonesome Day

9. Roll of the Dice

10. Land of Hope and Dreams

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Couldn’t do 10, just couldn’t.  So, here’s my current Top 25, in the order they popped in my head.    

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Badlands

Jungleland

Tougher than the Rest

Prove it all Night

The Promised Land

The Price You Pay

I Wish I Were Blind

Thunder Road

Land of Hope and Dreams (Live Version)

Atlantic City (Post-Reunion Style)

Incident on 57th Street 

Candy’s Room

None but the Brave

This Hard Land

Wrecking Ball

My Love Will Not Let You Down

Ghost of Tom Joad (High Hopes style)

Rosalita

Sherry Darling

Long Walk Home

My City of Ruins

How Can a Poor Man

I Wanna Be With You

Born to Run

Human Touch
 

 


 

 

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On 9/16/2020 at 11:52 PM, stillilllife said:

I'm mainly looking for lists that people feel pretty certain about.

I like your approach.

When it comes to my list, numbers 1-4 (The Ghost of Tom Joad, Independence Day, The Hitter and The Price You Pay) are pretty much set in stone. There may be some variation in numbers 5-10 depending on the day I'm making the list. There are just so many great songs...

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My Top 50: It has to be ! Ten are not enough !

01. Born To Run

02. Thunder Road

03. Incident On The 57th Street

04. Badlands

05. The River

06. Backstreets

07. Racing In The Street

08. Stolen Car

09. Jungleland

10. Bobby Jean

11. The Promised Land

12. The Promise

13. I'm On Fire

14. The Rising

15. Born In The USA

16. Atlantic City

17. No Surrender

18. 41 Shots (American Skin)

19. Girls In Their Summer Clothes

20. Tougher Than The Rest

21. Adam Raised A Cain

22. Night

23. Gypsy Biker

24. Land Of Hope And Dreams (WB version)

25. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

26. My City Of Ruins

27. Sherry Darling

28. Sandy

29. Blinded By The Light

30. I'll Work For Your Love

31. None But The Brave

32. Paradise

33. Long Walk Home

34. For You

35. Tunnel Of Love

36. Death To My Hometown

37. Because The Night

38. Frankie

39. Tenth-Avenue Freeze-Out

40. If I Should Fall Behind

41. Shut Out The Light

42. Dancing In The Dark

43. She's The One

44. Jack Of All Trades

45. Rosalita

46. Lost In The Flood

47. Across The Border

48. Meeting Across The River

49. My Father's House

50. New York City Serenade

 

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