Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Bruce Springsteen Songs of the 1980s

See what song managed to top 'I'm On Fire,' 'Hungry Heart' and 'Atlantic City'

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3. "Brilliant Disguise"

There's probably no topic Bruce Springsteen is less interested in talking about publicly than his short-lived marriage to Julianne Phillips. But after listening to Tunnel of Love, you really get a sense of how he was feeling when it was falling apart. "We stood at the altar," Springsteen sings on "Brilliant Disguise." "The gypsy swore our future was right/ But come the wee wee hours/ Well maybe baby the gypsy lied." The song was the first single from Tunnel of Love, hitting the airwaves about a week before the album arrived. It was promoted by a stark black-and-white video of Bruce singing the song in a kitchen. Breaking with MTV tradition, he actually sang the vocals live with each take, making it feel even more intimate and revealing. 

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