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100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

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"Night"


"Night"
Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns
81/100

Born to Run, 1975

"The characters on Born to Run were less eccentric and less local than on Greetings and . . . Innocent," Springsteen wrote in Songs. "They could have been anybody and everybody." That's certainly true of "Night": The only song on Born to Run under three minutes, it's an archetypal straight-ahead car song with a Chuck Berry-esque opening line Springsteen grafted from a 1970 Steel Mill song called "Oh Mama."


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