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Bruce Springsteen is musical genius!

Let us rejoice in the musical greatness of Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen better known as The Boss!  This blog will include the wide array of his work as a solo artist and with the much happening E Street Band.

Bruce Springsteen Discography:

  • Greetings from Asbury Park (1973)
    • Blinded By the Light
  • The Wild, the Innocent, & the E Street Shuffle (1973)
    • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  • Born To Run (1975)
    • Thunder Road
  • Darkness On the Edge of Town (1978)
    • Badlands
  • The River (1980)
    • The River
  • Nebraska (1982)
    • Nebraska
  • Born In the U.S.A. (1984)
    • My Hometown
  • Live 1975-85
    • Because the Night
  • Tunnel of Love (1987)
    • One Step Up
  • Human Touch (1992)
    • Human Touch
  • Lucky Town (1992)
    • If I Should Fall Behind
  • In Concert/MTV Unplugged
  • Greatest Hits (1995)
    • Empty Garden
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
    • Youngstown
  • Tracks (1998)
  • 18 Tracks (1999)
  • Live in New York City
    • 41 Shots (American Skin)
  • The Rising (2002)
    • The Rising
  • The Essential Bruce Springsteen
  • Devils & Dust (2005)
    • Devils & Dust
  • Hammersmith Odeon London ‘75
  • We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006)
    • O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • Live In Dublin
  • Magic (2007)
    • Devil’s Arcade
  • Working on a Dream (2009)
    • The Wrestler

Top 5 Bruce Springsteen Albums:

  1. Nebraska
  2. The Rising
  3. The River
  4. Born To Run
  5. Tunnel of Love

 Top 10 Bruce Springsteen Songs:

  1. The Rising
  2. Nebraska
  3. Atlantic City
  4. Brothers Under the Bridge
  5. My Hometown
  6. Johnny 99
  7. Born To Run
  8. If I Should Fall Behind
  9. The River
  10. The Ghost of Tom Joad

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The High School Years:A Shout Out to the Class of 89 (75115)

We all have a favorite song or songs, one that we will sit in the car and listen to completion even when we are running late, one that we hear and can’t help but smile.  Songs are snapshots along our continuum that allow us to recall special times, people, and places.

This list is a remembrance of my high school years (85-89) and a shout out to the 75115.   Not all of these songs were released during those years, but were the soundtrack to my life at that time.  And no, Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young” despite being the class theme and I’m told prom song, did not make the list.  Sorry to both Rod and the class of 89 from 75115.

Twenty years later, when I hear any of these songs, I fondly remember the times and the friends I shared the moments with.  I contend that these artists and their songs stand the test of time and are just as relevant today as they were many years ago.

I realize that 25 songs is a relatively short list to sum up the high school years and while there are no duplicate artists on the list, these artist and songs shaded and formed a critical time in my life and it is a safe bet the album from which the song came, was and is currently in heavy rotation in my car, home, IPod, and office.

Below are the top 25 songs that harken back the halcyon days of my youth:

Simple Man                       Lynyrd Skynyrd

It’s The End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)     R.E.M.

Louisiana Rain                  Tom Petty

Seven Bridges Road         The Eagles

Tiny Dancer                        Elton John

Dream On                             Aerosmith

 Shooting Star                    Bad Company

Jungle Love                        Steve Miller Band

 The Weight                         The Band

Fire Lake                              Bob Seger

My Hometown                  Bruce Springsteen

Drive                                    The Cars

I Believe In You              Don Williams

It’s In the Way That You Use It                  Eric Clapton

Sweet Child O’ Mine          Guns ‘N’ Roses

The Pretender                    Jackson Brown

Jackie Brown                       John Mellencamp

Dyers Eve                             Metallica

Rockin’ In the Free World                Neil Young

With Or Without You         U2

Gimme Shelter                     The Rolling Stones

Mystic Rhythms                  Rush

Don’t You Forget About Me            Simple Minds

Copperhead Road                Steve Earle

Congratulations                    Traveling Wilburys

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