Friday, April 23, 2010

5 on Friday - Set 11 - by Guest Blogger Connie, My BFF

















Welcome to my second single-artist showcase for 5 on Friday. For this post, I had to enlist the help of my lifelong Best Friend Forever, Connie.

I wanted to bring you five songs by Bruce Springsteen, and Bruce is to Connie what ballet is to me. In fact, over the years she has flown to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Boston, Orlando, Dallas, Houston and London, England to see Bruce in concert.

To find out what other tunes bloggers have gathered up for us, drop by 5 on Friday Central and say hi to Travis at Trav's Thoughts.

And now - over to you, Con!

TOP 5 SPRINGSTEEN:

This was a little more difficult than I had anticipated. The first 4 were easy, but it was tough to decide on the last one. There are just too many to choose from:

1 - Land of Hope and Dreams (Live version) - gives me goosebumps and makes me cry every time I hear it.

-I will provide for you
And I'll stand by your side
You'll need a good companion for
This part of the ride

This Train
Dreams will not be thwarted
This Train
Faith will be rewarded-


- Bruce Springsteen



2 - Born to Run - not really my favourite song, but it is iconic Springsteen. This song catapulted him to stardom and has become the unofficial New Jersey state anthem.

-Let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions

Someday girl I don't know when
we're gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
and we'll walk in the sun-


- Bruce Springsteen



3 - Thunder Road - Driving in a convertible with the top down and Thunder Road blasting from the speakers. Life does not get any better than this!
CLICK HERE to watch the video

-Well now I'm no hero
That's understood

Well I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my car's out back
If you're ready to take that long walk

It's a town full of losers
And I'm pulling out of here to win-


- Bruce Springsteen














4 - The Rising - Gospel sound, uplifting and inspirational!

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-Can't see nothin' in front of me
Can't see nothin' coming up behind
I make my way through this darkness
I can't feel nothing but this chain that binds me
Lost track of how far I've gone
How far I've gone, how high I've climbed
On my back's a sixty pound stone
On my shoulder a half mile line

Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine-


- Bruce Springsteen














5 - Dancing in the Dark - FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN! I first fell in love with Bruce Springsteen 30 years ago while watching the video of this song on Much Music at my best friend, Julia's house (a love that continues to this day!)

-Man I ain't getting nowhere
I'm just living in a dump like this
There's something happening somewhere
I just know that there is

You sit around getting older
There's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
I'll shake this world off my shoulders
Come on this laugh's on me

You can't start a fire sitting 'round crying over a broken heart
You can't start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart-


- Bruce Springsteen



Travis says I remember getting caught up in how good the Born in the USA album was.

Jamie says The variety of Springsteen always surprises me. One of my favorites, "The Rising". Thank you.

Anne MacFarlane says That was the best 5 on Friday. Ever!! He's the only singer I would camp outside overnight to get tickets for. In the rain. With a broken foot. By myself.

6 comments:

Travis said...

I've never considered myself a Springsteen fan, but I remember getting caught up in how good the Born in the USA album was.

Jamie said...

The variety of Springsteen always surprises me. This is a great group with one of my favorites, "The Rising". Thank you.

Akelamalu said...

Great choices Julia, I love Bruce Springsteen. :)

Jennie Marsland said...

Takes me back in time... I think my favorite Springsteen is Glory Days.

Marilyn said...

That Dancing in the Dark video sure brings back memories.

Anne MacFarlane said...

That was the best 5 on Friday. Ever!!

He's the only singer I would camp outside overnight to get tickets for. In the rain. With a broken foot. By myself.