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Top Bruce Springsteen Songs - Best Bruce Springsteen Singles

Updated on November 8, 2014
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Bruce Springsteen

Born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen on September 2, 1949, Springsteen has become a well known musician, singer, performer, and song writer. Springsteen has sold over 64 million albums in the U.S.A. and has been nicknames "The Boss." His best selling album to date is "Born in the U.S.A." which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

Listen to "Pink Cadillac"

# 12 Pink Cadillac

Released in 1984


Pink Cadillac was only a moderate hit for Springsteen and appeared at number 27 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart.

Listen to "Secret Garden"

# 11 Secret Garden

Released in 1995


"Secret Garden" initially peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. However, after appearing on the "Jerry Maguire" soundtrack the single gained a lot of popularity, peaking at number 12.

Listen to "Dancing in the Dark"

# 10 Dancing in the Dark

Released in 1984


"Dancing in the Dark" spent four weeks at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The single has gone on to sell over a million copies.


P.S. Yes, that is a young Courtney Cox in the video.

Listen to "Hungry Heart"

# 9 Hungry Heart

Released in 1980


"Hungry Heart" was Springsteen's first big hit of his own. The recording of "Hungry Heart" has been sped up so this makes Springsteen's voice appear higher than usual.

Listen to "Human Touch"

# 8 Human Touch

Released in 1992


The song reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As a little side note, American Idol judge, Randy Jackson, plays bass on this single.

Listen to "I'm on Fire"

# 7 I'm On Fire

Released in 1985


"I'm on Fire" peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Listen to "Streets of Philadelphia"

# 6 "Streets of Philadelphia"

Released in 1994


"Streets of Philadelphia" was written for the film "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks. The song won and Academy Award for Best Original Song and four Grammy Awards. "Streets of Philadelphia" was more popular in Europe then it was in the states. However, it still peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "My Hometown"

# 5 My Hometown

Released in 1985


"My Hometown" peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Once again many think of "My Hometown" as a positive nostalgic look back at a person's hometown, however the song goes onto describe racial tensions and economic depression.

Listen to "The Rising"

# 4 The Rising

Released in 2002


Springsteen wrote the song follow 9/11. The song earned a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Springsteen has stated that the song is talking a lot about the firemen and service people that day who entered the darkness of 9/11 and ascending into... what they were unsure of at the time.

Listen to "Born to Run"

# 3 Born To Run

Released in 1975


"Born to Run" was where it all started for Springsteen. It was his first worldwide hit and eventually peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Listen to "Glory Days"

# 2 Glory Days

Released in 1985


"Glory Days" reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The songs speaks of a man who is thinking about the days when he was younger.

Listen to "Born in the U.S.A."

# 1 Born in the U.S.A.

Released in 1984


Many Americans often mistake this highly successful single as an American anthem, however it is the exact opposite. This song speaks about the negative effects that Vietnam War had on soldiers. The song also speaks of soldiers that were lost in the war and that never returned back home. "Born in the U.S.A." reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

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