History Music / BruceSpringsteen

7th Apr '18 5:58:07 PM nombretomado
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* IThoughtItMeant: Sweet Jenny, whom Bruce mentions in his song "Youngstown" is not the protagonist's wife or girlfriend, but a [[SteelMill blast furnace]]. The song is about demise of the steel industry in Youngstown, Ohio, and Jeannette Furnace, nicknamed "Sweet Jenny", was a real blast furnace.
23rd Mar '18 9:32:11 PM Andooks
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* DistractedByTheSexy:
** "Crush on You": the narrator is ''constantly'' getting distracted by beautiful girls to the point of wanting to drop everything and just run after them.
** Also these lines from "Loose Change":
--->''Yeah, I knew she was trouble but trouble sure was lookin' fine\\
When I pulled her close what I knew kinda slipped my mind''
23rd Mar '18 9:13:24 PM KidDynamite
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* CoolOldGuy: He's hit sixty-two years old, and he sounds as good as ever, if not better.

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* CoolOldGuy: He's hit sixty-two sixty-eight years old, and he sounds as good as ever, if not better.
16th Feb '18 10:32:20 PM nombretomado
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* ChristmasSongs: The Boss' cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", based on [[Creator/PhilSpector Phil Spector's arrangement for the Crystals]], is a classic rock radio standard during Christmastime.

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* ChristmasSongs: The Boss' cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", based on [[Creator/PhilSpector [[Music/PhilSpector Phil Spector's arrangement for the Crystals]], is a classic rock radio standard during Christmastime.
16th Feb '18 10:23:10 PM nombretomado
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* ChristmasSongs: The Boss' cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", based on [[PhilSpector Phil Spector's arrangement for the Crystals]], is a classic rock radio standard during Christmastime.

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* ChristmasSongs: The Boss' cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", based on [[PhilSpector [[Creator/PhilSpector Phil Spector's arrangement for the Crystals]], is a classic rock radio standard during Christmastime.
8th Feb '18 4:50:11 AM Nick7689
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* TheBigGuy: Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band, of course. He was called “The Big Man” for a reason, after all.
21st Dec '17 2:01:29 AM jormis29
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* SesameStreetCred: The show did a parody of "Born to Run" called "Born to Add."

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* SesameStreetCred: The show did a parody of "Born to Run" called "Born "[[Music/SesameStreetBornToAdd Born to Add.Add]]."
22nd Oct '17 11:49:10 PM NervousShark
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* AesopAmnesia: In 1984, President Reagan famously wanted to use "Born in the USA" his campaign song, prompting Springsteen to note that [[{{Understatement}} the song's lyrics weren't quite as upbeat many people believed the chorus to be]] and that it was actually a mournful song about veterans (including some of Bruce's friends) who went through the Vietnam War. In a similar vein, Independence Day celebrations have often used the song. And Bruce will publicly have to explain once again how the song is about how poorly Vietnam veterans (and the working class in general) were treated.

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* AesopAmnesia: In 1984, President Reagan famously wanted to use "Born in the USA" his campaign song, prompting Springsteen to note that [[{{Understatement}} the song's lyrics weren't quite as upbeat many people believed the chorus to be]] be and that it was actually a mournful song about veterans (including some of Bruce's friends) who went through the Vietnam War. In a similar vein, Independence Day celebrations have often used the song. And Bruce will publicly have to explain once again how the song is about how poorly Vietnam veterans (and the working class in general) were treated.
27th Sep '17 12:06:42 PM stuthehistoryguy
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** "Sherry Darling"[[note]] Not as dismal as the rest, but what seems to be an upbeat party ballad is really an extended complaint about the singer's mother in law.[[/note]]
5th Sep '17 2:25:25 PM SinDustries
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* BigNameFan: Being one of the most prominent singer-songwriters in America, Bruce not surprisingly has quite a few. Special mention goes to fellow New Jerseyans Creator/JonStewart (who spoke in Bruce's honor when Bruce was being honored at the 2009 Kennedy Center Awards) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has attended ''more than 129'' Spingsteen concerts and fanboys about Springsteen frequently. It's been said that Governor Christie had a huge fanboy reaction when Springsteen--in the wake of shared relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy--told Christie "Okay, we are officially friends." (This is kind of interesting, since Springsteen is well noted as being very liberal and a solid supporter of the Democrats--and gets ''super'' annoyed when Republicans use his music--while Christie is a Republican and as conservative as you can get and get elected in New Jersey. But then--it's clear both love their home state, so it really shouldn't be surprising.)
** Bruce himself is apparently this for the Literature/HarryPotter novels, and even wrote a ballad about Harry, and tried to get it into the movies, being unsuccessful only because of Harry Potter novelist/creator JK Rowling's contractual stipulation that no commercial songs of any type be used in the Harry Potter film series.
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