100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

An expert panel of writers and artists pick Springsteen's best songs, from "Rosalita" to "Wrecking Ball"

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"Girls in Their Summer Clothes"

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Magic, 2007

This lovely song has what Jon Landau called "a Pet Sounds feeling mixed with the E Street Band." Springsteen undercuts a radiant melody and producer Brendan O'Brien's lush orchestration with melancholic lyrics about aging amid youthful beauty – "girls on the Jersey Shore with their little short-shorts and bleach-blond hair," says Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino.

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