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THE GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a salute to the greatest songs of all time, one song per artist. Want more? Go to the G.O.A.T. Page for all the GOATs so far!

Not much need to talk.  He’s the Boss.  The Boss!  And it’s his birthday,, so he gets a Greatest of All Tunes post.

My caveats are that I do enjoy him as an artist, and I have most of his albums…But I don’t have all of them.  And I like his hits.  So if you’re looking for something nerdy, esoteric and generally bloggish, this is not the post for you.

On the shortlist, but not quite top 10: Janie Don’t You Lose Heart; I’m On Fire; Prove it all Night; Johnny 99, The River, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Darkness at the Edge of Town.


10.  Hungry Heart (The River, 1980)
I decided to include either this song or Dancing in the Dark.  Both are pure, unadulterated pop.  This one is better.  Interesting note: He actually wrote it for The Ramones.
Cover versions

9.  Tougher Than the Rest (Tunnel of Love, 1988)

I think the Tunnel of Love album is pretty underrated, so I opted to include this one over Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.  I don’t even think Bruce’s own version of this is the best one: That trophy would go to Everything But The Girl.

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