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Bruce Springsteen Discography

Updated on October 17, 2010

The Boss

Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen also known by the nickname 'The Boss' is currently on tour with his E Street Band with the release of his latest album - Magic.

Springsteen has a very prolific discography spanning 35 years and over 15 albums and compilations.

Bruce Springsteen Discography

Here is a complete list of Bruce Springsteen's albums from his debut in 1973 to his latest, Magic (2007).

  • Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)

After signing to Columbia Records in 1972, Springsteen and some of his New Jersey based musician friends formed the E Street Band and made his debut album "Greetings From Ashbury Park, N.J" which was released on Jan 5, 1973.

Track Listing

  1. Blinded By The Light (single)
  2. Growin' Up
  3. Mary Queen of Arkansas
  4. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
  5. Lost In the Flood
  6. The Angel
  7. For You
  8. Spirit In The Night (single)
  9. Its Hard To Be A Saint In the City

  • The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973)

Released on Sept 11, 1973, Bruce's second album featured the still un-named E Street Band. The album was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest albums of Rock and Roll but Bruce was yet to find commercial success.

His song Rosalita from "The Wild.." was one of the most requested concert songs during the first 10 years of his career.

Track Listing

  1. The E Street Shuffle
  2. 4th of July, Ashbury Park (Sandy) (single)
  3. Kitty's Back
  4. Wild Billy's Circus Story
  5. Incident on 57th Street
  6. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  7. New York City Serenade

  • Born To Run (1975)

Born To Run was released on Aug 25, 1975. It would be the album that launched Bruce Springsteens career and established his mainstream fanbased.

Like his previous albums, his 3rd was also a critical success and Rolling Stone would rank Born To Run at #18 on its list of all time greatest albums.

Born To Run, Bruce's 2nd best selling album with the best being the later released Born In the USA peaked at #3 on Billboards Album charts and to date has sold more than 6 million copies in the USA.

Track Listing

  1. Thunder Road
  2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (single)
  3. Night
  4. Backstreets
  5. Born To Run (single)
  6. She's The One
  7. Meeting Across the River
  8. Jungleland

  • Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

Released on June 2, 1978, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen's 4th album was less commercial than Born To Run. The album produced a lot of unused material in order to keep a tight theme. This caused "Darkness.." to not have any hit singles but many hardcore Springsteen fans consider this to be his finest album.

Most of the unused material either ended up becoming hit songs for other artists or ended up on his next album.

Track Listing

  1. Badlands (single)
  2. Adam Raised a Cain
  3. Something in the Night
  4. Candy's Room
  5. Racing In the Street
  6. The Promised Land (single)
  7. Factory
  8. Streets of Fire
  9. Prove it All Night (single)
  10. Darkness on the Edge of Town

  • The River (1980)

Bruce Springsteen's 5th album, The River, was released on Oct 10, 1980. The album largely contained of leftovers from his previous album, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

The River became Springsteen's first #1 album and is his 3rd best selling studio album with over 5 million copies shipped. The single, Hungry Heat would also become Springsteen's first top 10 single peaking at #5.

During 1980 and 1981 Springsteen followed up The River with a tour of North America and Western Europe, performing songs such as Ramrod, Cadillac Ranch and Out in the Street which would later become concert staples.

Track Listings

Disc 2

  1. Point Blank (single)
  2. Cadillac Ranch (single)
  3. I'm a Rocker
  4. Fade Away (single)
  5. Stolen Car
  6. Ramrod (single)
  7. The Price You Pay
  8. Drive All Night
  9. Wreck On The Highway

Track Listings

Disc 1

  1. The Tie That Bind
  2. Sherry Darling
  3. Jackson Cage
  4. Two Hearts
  5. Independence Day
  6. Hungry Heart (single)
  7. Out in the Street
  8. Crush on You
  9. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
  10. I Wanna Marry You
  11. The River (single)

  • Nebraska (1982)

Springsteen's 6th album was released as the original demo version on Sept 20, 1982. The producers had decided that Springsteen's recordings felt different when they were done with the EStreet band in the Studio so they experimented to preserve the raw feeling of the demo and released that instead.

The album was met with a lukewarm reception by the public but was a critical success for Springsteen.

Track Listing

  1. Nebraska
  2. Atlantic City (single)
  3. Mansion on The Hill
  4. Johnny 99 (single)
  5. Highway Patrolman
  6. State Trooper
  7. Used Cars
  8. Open All Night (single)
  9. My Father's House
  10. Reason To Believe

  • Born In The U.S.A (1984)

Born in the U.S.A was released on June 4, 1984. Springsteen's 7th studio album reached #1 on the Billboard Album charts and had a record tying 7 top 10 singles. Born in the U.S.A became Bruce Springsteen's best selling album, selling more than 15 million copies in the USA.

Dancing in the Dark became Springsteen's biggest single when it hit #2 on Billboard Hot 100 charts.

As much a commercial success, Born in the USA was also a critical success. The album was followed by the huge Born In The USA tour.

Track Listing

  1. Born in the U.S.A (single)
  2. Cover Me (single)
  3. Darlington County
  4. Working on the Highway
  5. Downbound Train
  6. I'm on Fire (single)
  7. No Surrender
  8. Bobbie Jean
  9. I'm Goin' Down (single)
  10. Glory Days (single)
  11. Dancing In the Dark (single)
  12. My Hometown (single)

  • Tunnel of Love (1987)

Springsteen's 8th studio album was released on Oct 9, 1987. Tunnel of Love became his 4th #1 album and sold more than 3 million copies.

This would be his last album of the '80s and his last with the E Street band as a band until later in his career.

Track Listing

  1. Ain't Got You
  2. Tougher Than The Rest (single)
  3. All That Heaven Will Allow (single)
  4. Spare Parts (single)
  5. Cautious Man
  6. Walk Like a Man
  7. Tunnel Of Love (single)
  8. Two Faces
  9. Brilliant Disguise (single)
  10. One Step Up (single)
  11. When You're Alone
  12. Valentines Day

  • Human Touch (1992)

On March 31, 1992, Bruce Springsteen released two albums after 5 years. Human Touch was Springsteen's 9th album.

This album marked the first album where the E Street Band didn't appear.

Track Listing

  1. Human Touch (single)
  2. Soul Driver
  3. 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) (single)
  4. Cross My Heart
  5. Gloria's Eyes
  6. With Every Wish
  7. Roll of the Dice (single)
  8. Real World
  9. All or Nothin' At All
  10. Man's Job
  11. I Wish I Were Blind
  12. The Long Goodbye
  13. Real Man
  14. Pony Boy

  • Lucky Town (1992)

One of the two albums released on March 31, 1992 by Springsteen, Lucky Town was his 10th album.

The E Street band also didn't appear on this album as a band (several members did appear).

Track Listing

  1. Better Days (single)
  2. Lucky Town (single for MTV Unplugged)
  3. Local Hero
  4. If I Should Fall Behind
  5. Leap of Faith (single)
  6. The Big Muddy
  7. Living Proof
  8. Book of Dreams
  9. Souls of the Departed
  10. My Beautiful Reward

  • The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)

After his #1 multiplatinum selling Greatest Hits album was released in Feb 1995, Springsteen followed it up with his 11th studio album The Ghost of Tom Joad which was released on Nov 21, 1995.

Since his previous albums in 1992, he had won a Grammy and an Oscar for his contribution, Streets of Philadelphia from the soundtrack for the movie Philadelphia, and released the single Secret Garden which would appear two years later on the Jerry Maguire soundtrack.

The Ghost of Tom Joad acoustic guitar backed romp which was inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath hero. His "Ghost..." Tour followed with Springsteen performing his solo acoustic set.

Track Listing

  1. The Ghost of Tom Joad (single)
  2. Straight Time
  3. Highway
  4. Youngstown
  5. Sinaloa Cowboys
  6. The Line
  7. Balboa Park
  8. Dry Lightning
  9. The New Timer
  10. Across The Border
  11. Galveston Bay
  12. My Best Was Never Good Enough

  • The Rising (2002)

Bruce Springsteen's 12th studio album was released on July 30, 2002 following releases of 3 compilations - Tracks, 18 Tracks and Live in New York City. This album was released as Springsteen's reflection on the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the US.

Critical and commercial success followed and Springsteen earned a Grammy for Best Rock Album the following year. The Rising also marked the return of The E Street Band - their first album with The Boss in 18 years.

Track Listing

  1. Lonesome Day (single)
  2. Into the Fire
  3. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
  4. Nothing Man
  5. Countin' On A Miracle
  6. Empty Sky
  7. Worlds Apart
  8. Lets Be Friends (Skin to Skin)
  9. Further On (Up the Road)
  10. The Fuse
  11. Mary's Place
  12. You're Missing
  13. The Rising (single)
  14. Paradise
  15. My City of Ruins

  • Devils and Dust (2005)

Springsteen's 13th studio album, Devil and Dust, was released April 26, 2005. The album was another folk album much like Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad. Many of the songs on this album had been made decades earlier.

Devils and Dust recieved 5 Grammy awards and was also another #1 selling album.

Track Listing

  1. Devils and Dust (single)
  2. All the Way Home (single)
  3. Reno
  4. Long Time Comin'
  5. Black Cowboy
  6. Maria's Bed
  7. Silver Palomino
  8. Jesus Was an Only Son
  9. Leah
  10. The Hitter
  11. All I'm Thinking About
  12. Matamoros Banks

  • We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006)

Springsteen released his 14th album and 2nd consecutive non-rock album on April 25, 2006. The album was his first non original work and was based on his interpretation of folk musician Pete Seeger's work.

We Shall Overcome... was a critical success but only manages to achieve gold certification for the 600,000 copies it sold.

The album was reissued later in 2006 as the American Land Edition with 5 more tracks that Bruce had been performing on tour. The album won Springsteen another Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.

Track Listing

  1. Old Dan Tucker
  2. Jesse James
  3. Mrs McGrath
  4. O Mary Don't You Weep
  5. John Henry
  6. Erie Canal
  7. Jacob's Ladder
  8. My Oklahoma Home
  9. Eyes on the Prize
  10. Shenandoah
  11. Pay Me My Money Down
  12. We Shall Overcome
  13. Froggie Went A Courtin'
  14. Buffalo Gals (American Land Ed.)
  15. How Can I Keep From Singing (A.L.E)
  16. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live (A.L.E)
  17. Bring 'Em Home (A.L.E)
  18. American Land (A.L.E)

  • Magic (2007)

Bruce Springsteen's latest, his 25th offering and 15th studio album was released on October 2, 2007. It debuted at #1 and stayed there for 2 weeks on Billboards 200 Album Charts.

The E Street Band also returned for their first album since The Rising and gave the album its familiar sound.

Sprinsteen is currently touring with the band.

Track Listing

  1. Radio Nowhere (single)
  2. You'll Be Comin' Down
  3. Livin' In The Future
  4. Your Own Worst Enemy
  5. Gypsy Biker
  6. Girls in Their Summer Clothes
  7. I'll Work For Your Love
  8. Magic
  9. Last To Die
  10. Long Walk Home (single)
  11. Devil's Arcade
  12. Terry's Song (hidden track)

*New* Magic Music Video


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      purple 6 years ago

      I love this hub, I have just added a link to it on my isle of wight festival hub. The Boss is headlining this festival see

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      mtsi1098 6 years ago

      great hub...growing up in Asbury Park was a thrill by itself but seeing him in the Stone Pony was priceless...thanks

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      BURT 7 years ago

      A ton of errors in regards to singles

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      music messenger 7 years ago

      Great hub! You did a good job. I have a review on the Born To Run 30th Anniversary Edition. Take a look and tell me what you think. Thanks.

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      DollysTickets 7 years ago

      Wonderful post, great to see how The Boss has progressed through the years, keep it up Hub!

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      mdawson17 8 years ago

      Great Hub