10 Amazing Songs Bruce Springsteen Cut From 'Born in the U.S.A.'

For other artists, these tracks would have beeen career highlights, but for Bruce, they were merely outtakes

10. "Frankie"

Springsteen originally wrote "Frankie" for the album that he imagined would follow Born to Run, but as Darkness on the Edge of Town became increasingly gritty, he decided against including it. Still, he continued to rework the song while writing and recording The River and Born in the U.S.A., and though there are a few different versions floating around, the 1982 recording remains definitive.