70. "Better Days"
Lucky Town, 1992
One of the few Springsteen songs to feature an American Idol judge – that's Randy Jackson on bass – this Lucky Town rocker is Springsteen's roaring anthem about the satisfaction he'd found with Scialfa in the early Nineties. Featuring one of his most strenuous vocals, it also sees him poke deprecating fun at his own myth: "And it's a sad, funny ending to find yourself pretending/A rich man in a poor man's shirt."