Springsteen songs that others made hits

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I was listening to an old American Top 40 today and Casey Kasem listed 5 Bruce Springsteen songs that other artists made into hits.
Blinded By The Light


Spirits In The Night



Because The Night



Light Of Day



Pink Cadillac



I like the cover version's best in all but Pink Cadillac.


Manfred Mann's Earth Band also covered For You ,but it didn't make the top 40

 

Phil B.

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This probably doesn't qualify as a "hit", but in Central Texas, the Mavericks made some coin off of All Heaven Will Allow.

 

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Wasn't the song "Fire" a Springsteen song covered by The Pointer Sisters?

That popped into my mind right off JTR...I like the Pointer Sisters cover better than the original.

I also think Manfred Mann's reworking of "Blinded by the Light" and "For You" are better than the Boss's.
 

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Manfred Mann's Earth Band's version of For You is produced by Trevor Rabin and he also plays lead guitar. Bruce Springsteen's versions of Blinded, Spirits and For You have a folk-y feel to them, whereas Manfred Mann turned them into hard rock. Manfred Mann had covered a number of Bob Dylan songs and, like everyone else, saw Bruce as his successor.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood covered Born to Run on Welcome to the Pleasure Dome, produced by Trevor Horn - possibly with Trevor Rabin again on guitar.

Roger Daltrey also covered Born to Run. Although he's a great singer with The Who (as on Love Reign O'er Me), I prefer Bruce's original.

There is a website dedicated to Bruce Springsteen covers. A link is posted in the official thread.
 

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Don't have a song to share but a story. Hungry Heart was originally written for The Ramones, but they didn't take it :uh: I think Joey would sound wonderful belting out the lyrics :D
 

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A Johnny Cash style tune that he did better than Cash could have done,
Cash did a good job but Tell me where Springsteen got the influence for the tune:grinthumb
I'm On Fire-Johnny Cash

Bruce Springsteen-Im on fire
 
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