Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen born September 23, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is both a solo artist and the leader of the E Street Band. A native of the Jersey Shore , he received critical acclaim for his early s albums and attained worldwide fame upon the release of Born to Run in During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics and lengthy, energetic stage performances, earning the nickname "The Boss". Born in the U. Seven of its singles reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot including the title track , which was a bitter commentary on the treatment of Vietnam veterans — some of whom were Springsteen's friends.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most prolific songwriters in music history. Everyone gets the blues sometimes. To be fair, no one would expect that a rock star in his 60s, still selling out football stadiums worldwide, still making relevant records and seemingly always finding new audiences, to suffer from depression. And if he can ask for help, so can you. The title track is a tale of a soldier, presumably fighting in Iraq, who wants to do the right thing, while not getting killed.
I’m On Fire (Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
And even though he's lost members of his longtime backing band, he still puts on tirelessly energetic concert performances night after night. In the end, it's all about the songs. And he has plenty of great ones. But these are the Top 10 Bruce Springsteen Songs. On an album filled with so much fear, anger and loneliness, "Prove It All Night" — a story about two lovers whose chance at a relationship is slipping away — seems to distill everything into a single harrowing tale, complete with a gnarled guitar solo by Springsteen. Unsurprisingly, this dark track stalled at No. A gospel-tinged song that had been performed as early as Springsteen's reunion tour with the E Street Band, "Land of Hopes and Dreams" echoes the train-ride-to-redemption theme famously outlined in the Impressions' classic "People Get Ready. A fever dream of longing framed by Roy Bittan's delicately conveyed keyboard, Springsteen's protagonist is fiercely trying to hold on to his life's initial goals, even as adulthood throws up roadblock after roadblock.
To celebrate their UK tour, which kicks off next week, guitarist Jay Emmons joins us to talk us through the best Bruce Springsteen songs as he sees them. Check out full tour dates at the bottom of the page. The song tells an intriguing story with powerful lyrics — how can you go wrong? I also love the video which features a short narrative at the beginning, reflecting the lyrical content and storyline. Overall a classic that will never get old. This track has everything I look for in a song. It begins as a softer piano ballad, and gradually builds into a full on banger.