45. "Candy's Room"
Darkness on the Edge of Town is full of morose and lost characters, but Candy may be the saddest. In interviews, Springsteen refuses to admit that she's a prostitute, but it's pretty clear why she has "fancy clothes and diamond rings" and "men who give her anything she wants." (In "Candy's Boy," a tortured ballad Springsteen demo'ed during the Darkness sessions, he sings from the perspective of Candy's jilted boyfriend.) "Candy's Room" has torrid guitars and a tightly coiled beat that brings out its dark urgency. "There's something really romantic about that one," says Craig Finn of the Hold Steady. "It's like a rocket ship that blasts out of somewhere private into the world."