Top Ten Bruce Springsteen Songs

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1Born to Run

Just listen to the words. That says it all. Was my favorite in high school(73 to 76)still mine at age 53!

The Greatest Artist of Mankind's Magnum Opus

The signature song of a great songwriter/singer. - rogertfeeback

I love this song from beginning to end. Best song by the Boss! - Rorywilbren

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2Thunder Road

I have listened to a lot of music in my years. I probably know the lyrics of every great song written by the great ones in rock n' roll, Rolling Stones, U2, Beatles, Iron Maiden, CCR, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, I could go on forever.
There has been so many good songs in history but this song, this song is the best song I have every heard in my entire life, I love every single second of it. I would rather not ever have an orgasm again than having to not ever hear this song again. This one IS the best, I would rank it as #1 in history every day, before Stairway to heaven, before Hallowed be thy name, before Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter or Sultans of Swing, Hey Jude or whatever. I would rank it before every one of them, Born to Run as well.

Long live Rock N' Roll and LONG LIVE THUNDER ROAD!

The lyrics are incredible,. they tell a story that you can smell feel taste and touch. For example, "roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair". Not only do you feel that wind, but liberation and excitement as well. When Bruce writes about the "amusement park", the music changes to the sounds of a merry go- round, which is just one of the was that he links the music and lyrics together, which shows his genius.

The music standing alone is a masterpiece. It creates a feeling of excitement, optimism, risk taking, and that anything is possible.

I could go on and on with this song. I think it has all of the ingredients and then some for a perfect song.

Can you tell I'm a fan?

This song is so amazing! If you actually listen to the lyrics, they're amazing! So poetic and beautiful. You can quote every line from this song, they're all so perfect.

"There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out chevrolets"

One of the best lines of all time! Springsteen is amazing!

It's pure poetry wrapped inside rock and delivered with raw confidence. An amazing song that I will never tire of.

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3The River

Awesome story of being a part of a family, falling in love, and being a young man in America. - rogertfeeback

In my opinion this is one of the best songs ever. The lyrics are just awesome, and the music fits the lyrics perfectly. And then Springsteen's voice which makes it even better!

I don't understand how people can vote for another song than the river! Have you guys even heard of bruce springsteen!? Ask bruce which song's the greatest he have done, and he will say the river!

The song is the best. and Drive All Night :P

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4Dancing In the Dark

I love this song, so catchy and it gets inside you and makes you want to dance!

The lyrics really spoke to me, and it stuck to me for a really long time. I find this line especially impactful "you can't start a fire, worrying about your little world falling a part. " Step outside your comfort zone. That's how you live.

Like born in the usa the lyrics are lost in the catchy beat buy they are very deep, one his greatest songs

Now words can describe how brilliant this song is.

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Unfortunately the most complete Boss song is not even among the top 5: in my opinion, in Jungleland there is everything you could ask for the Boss music: piano, sax (oh the sax, orgasm! ), poetry, r'n'r guitar and 1 divine voice come on, run to this land of jungle!
R.I.P. Clarence

Jungleland and Thunder Road is the best example of storytelling in Music. I Think that Jungleland is better in someways then Jungleland. First of all the story and Words no one has ever Heard, but know what it means. like Cherry tops. and of course the wonderful Saxophone solo that you just don't want the song to end. that's why this is the best Bruce springsteen song out there.

The sax solo in this song is beautiful. On top of that, the coda gives me goosebumps every time.
R.I. P Clarence.

Best of the Boss right here. - backflip

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6Born In the U.S.A.

The most misunderstood song of the 80's. - rogertfeeback

I like how it disses the Vietnam War, and it is also a giant "Go America! " A must-hear for anybody who calls himself patriotic. And also one of my personal favorite songs of all time, gets me pumped up - Shake_n_Bake13

Born in the U.S. A is one of the gratest song ever. Max Weinberg has unbelievable drum solo.

This is his only decent song in my opinion. I'm going to get a lot of hate for saying this but in my opinion he can't sing. - RiverClanRocks

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7Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

This track is Springsteen's best song bar none! Clements sax is truly wonderful.


Great lyrics of being in a country you love, but needs to change. - rogertfeeback

Lyrically, my favorite Boss song. It really changed my life and opinion about the world.

Badlands hits hard, no bones about it. There's a kind of loving pain in it.

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9Streets of Philadelphia

Streets of Philadelphia number 23?... This is nuts! Should be in the top 5 at least! Come on, get voting people

Personally it is my favourite song of Springsteens

I can't say that I'm the biggest Bruce fan, but I sure as hell love this song. The story, the beat, the strings... Everything. Bruce can paint a beautiful painting with his words.

Oh come on, this has got to be amongst top 5 AT LEAST! This is the song that made me a Springsteen fan! More Votes Guys! Please!

Best song ever... I really love this song...

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10Racing in the Street

The final part of this song in every concert, is simply the best music a band can play. Roy and Max are wonderful on this one.

No other song moves me like this one. The music of racing in the street is a gift from god. You just hope it does not end.

I just love control and measured approach to this most treasured piece of music and lyrics. Would be in my top five.

Best outro in the world

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The Contenders


What's this No. 25? This should be in 7th place at least.
In my opinion one of my favourite songs on the album "Born To Run" along with "Thunder Road" "Jungleland" ' and his signature song "Born To Run".
Just listen to the Lyrics in this song, they're so meaning, and listen to the instrumental, you'll realise how emotionally good the song is.

Geez Backstreets is his best song. Most people end up "hiding on the Backstreets of life". Sad but true. Dickens said "most men live lives of quiet desperation... "

Great song.

To learn how to be the hero's we thought we had to be... Growing up was a real challenge, but Bruce captured so many feelings and touched so many memories here. Killer great song. My #1.

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12Waitin' On a Sunny Day

I can remember dancing to this when I was three. Saw Bruce on November 11, 2012 and he killed it. Brings back so many memories. This song is so inspirational too. Long live Bruce, the E-Street band, and long live Rock N' Roll.

Pure Heartland Rock, and 100% Springsteen!

13Glory Days

Seriously, this song should at least be in the top 3. Its an amazing song. Reminds me of
Glory days!
They'll pass you by, glory days!
In the wink of a young girl's eyes glory days.
Glory days.

This is one of Bruce's best songs behind Born To Run and Born in the U.S.A.. Great up beat song and very catchy. Good to dance to

One of the best also a massive commercial success

I shouldn't vote for this one, but I probably will.

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14I'm On Fire

I heard this song on the radio, and it just stuck with me ever since. One of my favorites from The Boss.

Its got taste, tune, beats and most of all its got Bruce!

Can't believe this is so low down..seriously people?!

Amazing song should be higher than 14

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15Hungry Heart

It's impossible to choose a favorite Springsteen song (not just for me, I guess) but I chose this one now because it's the song that ALWAYS makes me feel a little better when I'm sad and when I'm not sad, I listen to this song and it makes me feel super happy, haha! I don't know, it's just an outstanding positive song

AMAZINGLY AMAZING! Just can't help dancing, closing my eyes and dreaming when this song start... so beautiful, deserves at least the 2nd place!

Best song ever by Springsteen. The tunage first must catch the ear before the lyrics!

Make me wanna dance dude!

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16The Promised Land

Such a great song, the best song on the album darkness in my opinion.
This song should be in the top 10 with born to run and thunder road

Great song. The best song on "darkness on the edge of town" bar "Badlands". The lyrics are fantastic and the sax, piano and harmonica combine really well.

The dogs on main street howl 'cause they understand
If I could take one moment into my hands
Mister I ain't a boy, no I'm a man
And I believe in a promised land!

Top 10! My favorite other than Born to Run and Thunder Road

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17Atlantic City

A powerful song riddled with pain. Definitely up there.

18Brilliant Disguise

This song took balls to write, and should be in the top 10. It's a wonderful glimpse into his personal life with a ton of powerful lyrics. A very sad song, but a fantastic song as well.

You'll know why after listening to it after a breakup. It takes the sting out of it like no other song out there. What more can you ask of music when going through one of the strongest emotions.

19Tenth Avenue Freeze Out

Great joy filled song about how the band got together. They play it all of the time.

20Human Touch

Why is this song so down on the list? I can't believe that... this songs is so lovely, great, cute, so beautifully written... it just does not stop being playing in my head...

My most favorite Bruce song, ever! It pertains to society, an individual love, and self-actualization. Thank you, Bruce, so much for writing this beautiful song.

This is just the best

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