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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65. "Walk Like a Man"

Tunnel of Love, 1987

This might be the most tender song Springsteen has written about his father – "All I can think of is being five years old following behind you at the beach/Tracing your footprints in the sand/Trying to walk like a man," he sings, then reflects on his shaky emotions as his dad watched him get married. Springsteen said the song was about "struggling toward some tenuous commitment, knowing that when you make that stand, the clock starts."

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