Developing Story: Ariana Grande Concert Blasts Being Treated as Terrorist Incident

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"

100
Kevin Mazur/WireImage58/100

58. "Loose Ends"

Tracks, 1998

"Loose Ends" was going to be the final song on The Ties That Bind, the album-in-progress that Springsteen decided to scrap in 1979 because it "seem[ed] inadequate." Van Zandt reportedly argued for it to be included on The River, to no avail. The harrowing rocker about a fading relationship didn't get an official release until the Tracks box, two decades after it was recorded.

Back to Top