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100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

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"Blinded by the Light"


"Blinded by the Light"
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89/100

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., 1973

Springsteen wrote this in hopes of meeting his label's desire for a hit – and in fact Manfred Mann took it to Number One three years later. Springsteen has described the track – written with "a rhyming dictionary in one hand and a notebook in the other" – as a sort of coded autobiography: "I wanted to get blinded by the light, I wanted to do things I hadn't done, see things I hadn't seen."


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