Carolyn’s Team Pick:
There are so many reasons to love Bruce Springsteen I don’t even know where to begin.
For instance, Bruce Springsteen has a song for every emotion! (As long as you are in love, in love with someone named Wendy, having your heart broken, having economic problems related to your working class white cis American dude background, going down to the river even though the river is dry, or just driving on a highway full of broken heroes on a last-chance power drive. Details!).
For instance, there are songs for when you are in love:
Sometimes at night I lie awake
I pull you close and feel each breath you take
The way the rivers belong to the seas
Well hey, that’s the way you belong to me
And songs for when you are going on a streetcar during an electrical storm (?) to meet your lover:
I ain’t looking for prayers or pity
I ain’t come around searching for a crush
I just want someone to talk to
And a little of that human touch
And songs for when your heart is getting smashed on a regular basis because “Golddigger” would actually be more appropriate:
I tried to change, I got a job in sales
I bought a shirt uptown in Bloomindales
And babe I tried to make the latest scene
Hitting cool just like Jimmy Iovine
I bought a record with all the latest grooves
A book of love with all the latest moves
I bought some flowers and I waited at your door
And you came out, didn’t want to see me no more
Also speaking of cute lady singers, here is 10,000 Maniacs covering Springsteen’s “Because the Night”:
Also if you are too hard core for covers or are only going to watch one Springsteen video in your life, then it should be this one:
Any and all Springsteen-positive feelings / links should be shared in the comments!
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