Great Springsteen song or GOAT Springsteen song?

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  1. newengland

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  2. Jimmy the Saint

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    Not really a wrong answer here, so here's my submission

     
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  3. TheDawson

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  4. rezy

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  5. CC

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    Born to Run
    :americafuckyeah:
     
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  6. theregionsitter

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  7. CTownND

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    -Jungleland
    -Thunder Road
    -Incident on 57th St
    -Lost in the Flood
    -For You
    -Racing in the Street
    -Brilliant Disguise
    -Backstreets
    -The River
    -Highway Patrolman
    -Youngstown (live in '99)
    -My City of Ruins
    -Kitty's Back
    -Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
    -New York City Serenade
    -Atlantic City

    ... I can go on and on. It used to piss me off that people would just dismiss Bruce as "Oh, that dude who sings Born in the USA? How can you like that guy so much?" Now I just laugh. Such an amazing career and a song writer up there with anybody.
     
  8. mulletman

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  9. TigerPawsSC

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    Really doesn't compare to most songs on the "Born to Run" album, IMO.
     
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  10. knights390

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    Bruce is :americafuckyeah:, but I have to say the Rage Against the Machine version of this is way better...

     
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  11. shawnoc

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    Since ThunderRoad and Jungleland were taken...
     
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  12. Clown Baby

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    Brilliant Disguise is the correct answer. But so is The River. But also Backstreets. Or it could be Rosalita. Good chance it's Stolen Car. Also might be Darkness on the Edge of Town.
     
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  13. RU-Omega Potato

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    Not just his best song but the best song ever written.

    I've said it in other threads about GOAT songs; I'm not sure if I should envy you or pity you if you can't relate to Springsteen's Backstreets.

    Brilliant Disguise does contain his most profound lyric right at the end with "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of."
     
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  14. Redav

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    Brilliant Disguise or I'm on Fire
     
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  15. boone

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    may not be a popular opinion but "Tunnel of Love" is my GOAT album of his. Saw him twice. He is the greatest performer. Fuck Prince.
     
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  16. RU-Omega Potato

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    Have seen him over 30 times. GOAT performer. You ain't wrong about that.
     
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  17. Voodoo

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    Ghost of Tom Joad with Tom Morello is one of the best live performances I've ever seen.

     
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  18. RU-Omega Potato

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    As a purist who has seen Nils Lofgren crush that guitar solo and who doesn't like Morello's one trick pony guitar sound I DO understand why that performance is such a great one.
     
  19. Clown Baby

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    I still don't know if Terry is a dude or not. You see this song through quite a few lenses
     
  20. David Puddy

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    Another vote for Thunder Road. I love the way that song builds. Perfect opening track.
     
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  21. Clown Baby

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    I've changed my answer. It is Thunder Road.
     
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  22. Emma

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    Eric Church Springsteen
     
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  23. Clown Baby

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  24. Joe_Pesci

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    and the thunder rolls
    and the lightnin strikes
     
  25. Redav

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    My tastes change and it's I'm on Fire for me right now. Goddam that song is good
     
  26. Teflon Queen

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    Doesn’t really qualify but his verse in Street Hassle is one of my favorite creations of his
     
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  27. Joe_Pesci

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    i've tried to get into springsteen but i just can't :idk:
     
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  29. Teflon Queen

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    Do you like any singer songwriters?
     
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  30. boone

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    Not to be a cunt but Springsteen is best listened to on Vinyl.
     
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  31. Joe_Pesci

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    Yeah Dave Davidson from Revocation
     
  32. Teflon Queen

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    Do you like any singer songwriters that don’t growl about vomiting on dead corpses?
     
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  33. Redav

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    There's bands that tons of people love that I can't get into. You can't make yourself like something you don't like
     
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  34. Joe_Pesci

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    "Singer songwriter" is not really a distinction I care about because most bands I'm into are collaborative efforts
     
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  36. Clown Baby

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    Jungleland doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves. Probably because it’s almost ten minutes long (I’ve never heard it on the radio), but it’s a hell of a book end to one of the greatest albums of all time.

    When the organ kicks in on “from the churches to the jails,” :blessed:
     
  37. Joe_Pesci

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    is billy joel a "singer songwriter"?

    because i love billy joel
     
  38. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    There are few “list your favorite” exercises more difficult than choosing one Springsteen song.

    Not my favorite, but I think an overlooked/overshadowed one is Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.
     
  39. Long Ball Larry

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    Big fan of Because the Night
     
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  40. enjj

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    Always been partial to My Hometown.
     
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  41. Teflon Queen

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    Fair enough...to each their own...I guess I’m asking about spoken word singers or something close to it.
     
  42. CTownND

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    Saw Springsteen on Broadway tonight. What an incredible experience. 9th Bruce show, totally worth it to travel cross country for this, I am awed.
     
  43. Clown Baby

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    I haven’t changed my answer. Thunder Road is still the GOAT.
     
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  44. IV

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    Atlantic City is his best song, not his fault Levon recorded the best edition
     
  45. Clown Baby

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    Hahahahaha fiction can be fun
     
  46. IV

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