Bruce Springsteen Songs & Biggest Hits – Top 10 List

Last Updated: August 10, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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Bruce Springsteen is an American, from New Jersey, a singer-songwriter of Rock and Roll. His most famous nickname is “The Boss”. Bruce was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and also the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Springsteen most notably worked with the E Street Band.

Bruce Springsteen’s backing band, the E Street Band, has been with Bruce since 1972. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Bruce is the fifteenth highest-selling musician of all time.

Bruce Springsteen Top 10 Songs

Bruce Springsteen released his first album in 1973, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. Bruce is still producing studio albums today.

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Best Bruce Springsteen Songs List

#1 Born To Run
Released in 1975 on the album Born to Run

A song thought to be about getting out of Freehold, NJ on Highway 9.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want to know if love is wild, babe
I want to know if love is real
Oh, can you show me?

song on Amazon

#2 Dancing In The Dark
Released in 1984 on the album Born in the U.S.A.

Who was the young girl pulled on stage to dance with Bruce in the music video? Courtney Cox.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You can’t start a fire
You can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

song on Amazon

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#3 Born In The U.S.A.
Released in 1984 on the album Born in the U.S.A.

The song deals with the negative effects of the Vietnam War on Americans. The album with the same title had seven single hits in the Top 10 on the music charts.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I’m ten years burning down the road
I’ve got nowhere to run and nowhere to go

song on Amazon

#4 I’m On Fire
Released in 1985 on the album Born in the U.S.A.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

At night, I wake up with the sheets soakin’ wet
And a freight train runnin’ through the middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire

song on Amazon

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#5 The River
Released in 1981 on the album The River

The song depicts how economic difficulties are interlaced with the local culture.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

That night we went down to the river
And into the river we’d dive
Oh, down to the river we did ride

song on Amazon

#6 Glory Days
Released in 1985 on the album Born in the U.S.A.

The song is about a man who looks back on his so-called glory days and on people he knew during high school.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Glory days, well they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye
Glory days, glory days

song on Amazon

#7 Secret Garden
Released in 1995 on the album Greatest Hits

The song was featured in the movie Jerry Maguire.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She’s got a secret garden
Where everything you want
Where everything you need
Will always stay
A million miles away

song on Amazon

Listen to Billy Joel’s biggest hits.

#8 Streets of Philadelphia
Released in 1994 on the album Philadelphia Soundtrack

The song was featured in the movie Philadelphia. The song was written for the movie about dealing with HIV/AIDS.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I saw my reflection in a window, I didn’t know my own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin’ away
On the Streets of Philadelphia

song on Amazon

#9 Thunder Road
Released in 1975 on the album Born to Run

The song is about a young woman with her boyfriend and their one last chance to make it real.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels

song on Amazon

#10 Hungry Heart
Released in 1980 on the album The River

The song is about always roaming with a hungry heart. The song was featured in many movies including Risky Business and The Wedding Singer.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Everybody needs a place to rest
Everybody wants to have a home
Don’t make no difference what nobody says
Ain’t nobody like to be alone

song on Amazon

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Bruce Springsteen Highest-Charting Singles – U.S.

  • #2 Dancing in the Dark, 1984
  • #5 Hungry Heart, 1980
  • #5 Glory Days, 1985
  • #5 Brilliant Disguise, 1987
  • #6 I’m on Fire, 1985
  • #6 My Hometown/Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, 1985
  • #7 Cover Me, 1984
  • #8 War, 1986
  • #9 Born in the U.S.A., 1984
  • #9 I’m Goin’ Down, 1985
  • #9 Tunnel of Love, 1987
  • #9 Streets of Philadelphia, 1994

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Meet Matthew (Matt) Campbell, the passionate wedding DJ and music expert behind My Wedding Songs. With years of experience in the industry and a keen ear for the latest trends, Matt knows just what it takes to create the perfect soundtrack for your special day. From classic love ballads to upbeat party anthems, his articles are jam-packed with insider tips and top recommendations that will have you and your guests on your feet all night long.

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