Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

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Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby Harold » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:01 am

From a new special Bruce Springsteen issue of Rolling Stone, The 100 Greatest Songs, as selected by a panel of critics and artists (including Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Jackson Browne, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Tom Morello, Steven Van Zandt - a bit suspect, but OK - and, very oddly, actor Edward Norton):

1 Born to Run
2 Badlands
3 Thunder Road
4 Racing in the Street
5 The River
6 Backstreets
7 Atlantic City
8 Darkness on the Edge of Town
9 Born in the U.S.A.
10 The Promised Land
11 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
12 The Ghost of Tom Joad
13 Jungleland
14 Nebraska
15 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
16 Prove It All Night
17 Incident on 57th Street
18 State Trooper
19 The Promise
20 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
21 I'm on Fire
22 Dancing in the Dark
23 Land of Hope and Dreams
24 Streets of Philadelphia
25 Stolen Car
26 Tunnel of Love
27 Highway Patrolman
28 The Rising
29 Brilliant Disguise
30 Wreck on the Highway
31 New York City Serenade
32 Because the Night
33 Spirit in the Night
34 Adam Raised a Cain
35 Tougher Than the Rest
36 Shut Out the Light
37 No Surrender
38 For You
39 My City of Ruins
40 Youngstown
41 If I Should Fall Behind
42 Meeting Across the River
43 Wrecking Ball
44 Downbound Train
45 Candy's Room
46 This Hard Land
47 Lost in the Flood
48 Growin' Up
49 Johnny 99
50 Death to My Hometown
51 One Step Up
52 I'm Goin' Down
53 Hungry Heart
54 Streets of Fire
55 Independence Day
56 Lucky Town
57 Girls in Their Summer Clothes
58 Loose Ends
59 Reason to Believe
60 You're Missing
61 Point Blank
62 Radio Nowhere
63 She's the One
64 American Skin (41 Shots)
65 Walk Like a Man
66 Glory Days
67 Seeds
68 Your Own Worst Enemy
69 Cadillac Ranch
70 Better Days
71 Jack of All Trades
72 Gypsy Biker
73 Rocky Ground
74 Johnny Bye Bye
75 We Are Alive
76 Roulette
77 Two Faces
78 My Hometown
79 The Ties That Bind
80 Out in the Street
81 Night
82 Drive All Night
83 Lonesome Day
84 Pink Cadillac
85 Fade Away
86 Restless Nights
87 Bobby Jean
88 Devils & Dust
89 Blinded by the Light
90 Back in Your Arms
91 Ramrod
92 Sad Eyes
93 The E Street Shuffle
94 If I Was the Priest
95 All That Heaven Will Allow
96 Long Walk Home
97 County Fair
98 Brothers Under the Bridge
99 American Land
100 Fire

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby JimmyJazz » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:42 am

Along with that one Swedish list, The Boss's prospects in the next update are looking quite good. The #1 choice is as obvious as it gets, but I must say that the rest of the list is fairly interesting. That voting panel is odd to say the least, but, then again, every RS panel appears to be.

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby JR » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:47 pm

Artist-specific lists don't carry the same weight as regular lists, though, correct? So, not sure how much of an impact this list would have.

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby JimmyJazz » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:23 pm

You're right, JR. Sorry, I forgot about that!

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby Henrik » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:28 pm

Actually, that was wrong.
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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby JR » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:08 pm

And no explanation, other than to say that was wrong? :D

I thought because songs on artists lists were only compared against that act's own songs, that they didn't have the same kind of impact as non-artist lists.

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby Henrik » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:31 pm

;)

There is a penalty for "narrow lists" but it's not huge, so artist lists might have a lot of impact for the songs by the artist in question. They don't affect the songs of other artists of course.

It's the same thing as if I include an EOY list, or a decade list. A Beatles list is not more narrow than an EOY list, as the number of Beatles songs on AM is similar to recent years. For Paste's list of Wilco songs the narrow-penalty is bigger, and for The Boss it's somewhere inbetween.
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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby JimmyJazz » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:25 pm

Speaking of artist-specific lists, any thoughts about whether those Neil Young, Beach Boys, and Bowie lists from Mojo I posted are eligible? What about some other artist lists, like the Madonna one and those batch of lists featuring Prince and Smiths songs that was posted awhile back? I'll go ahead and bump that thread. Thank you for clarifying the Springsteen list, Henrik. :)

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby JR » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:28 pm

Gotcha, Henrik- thanks for the clarification. :)

Makes sense that artists lists wouldn't impact songs by other acts directly, but in affecting an act's own tracks, it causes them to (possibly) jump other tracks in rank, so there's an indirect effect of sorts- if that makes sense. ;)

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby o.m. » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:47 pm

http://www.mandatory.com/2013/05/07/the ... -all-time/

Well, this list comes as a nice complement... :music-rockon:

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Re: Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs

Postby Henrik » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:23 pm

Wow, everyone wants to make their Boss list now it seems. I don't think this one is eligible for AM though, as it seems to be by a single critic.
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