The Top 25 Bruce Springsteen Songs


The Huffington Post has printed a list of the Top 25 Bruce Springsteen songs, as conceived by Ben Mankiewicz, a host at Turner Home Movies.

We give him props for thinking outside the box and selecting songs off Magic, The Seeger Sessions, Lucky Town and Tracks. And we recognize that he’s not really trying to be an authoritative voice: “The criteria are flexible. They’re a combination of songwriting, listening pleasure, live performance and at what point in the song I begin to cry like an 11-year-old girl.”

The Huffington Post’s Springsteen List:

#1: Backstreets
#2: The Price You Pay
#3: Incident On 57th Street
#4: Darkness On The Edge Of Town
#5: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
#6: This American Land
#7: The Ghost Of Tom Joad
#8: Growin’ Up
#9: Racing In The Streets
#10: Born To Run
#11: Tougher Than The Rest
#12: Reason To Believe
#13: Atlantic City
#14: The Rising
#15: Youngstown
#16: Ramrod
#17: Thunder Road
#18: Cynthia
#19: Downbound Train
#20: Murder Incorporated
#21: Magic
#22: This Hard Land
#23: Glory Days
#24: Factory
#25: Lucky Town

Give us your Top Ten in the comments section.


  1. With the much-anticipated release of the commemorative box set for Darkness on the Edge of Town slated for this November, Bruce Springsteen’s classic record is getting renewed attention in the music world. Fans are surely hungry for all the historic material they can get from the 1978 recording sessions and subsequent tour.

    For our own preview of what’s to come, we contacted Dick Wingate, who was intimately involved in the launch and marketing of the album and tour. He offers an insider’s view of what the Darkness era meant to Bruce and the band, while painting an often-humorous behind-the-scenes account of some of the tour’s highlights. Enjoy, and be certain to check out the book The Light in Darkness, which one fan said, “… would make a great companion piece to the commemorative Darkness box set…”

  2. Glad to see Racing in the Streets and Downbound Train getting the recognition they deserve – two of my absolute favorites by far!! I may not agree with everything on the list but I appreciate that he looked beyond your typical Springsteen staples. Others I would have added: Jungleland, The River, You’re Missing, New York City Serenade, Secret Garden, and 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy).

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