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Bruce Springsteen or The Boss, as he is likely to be called, is no less than a living legend.
Recently he was selected by MusiCares, (a charity associated with The Recording Academy), as 2013 Person of the Year, honoring his musical achievements as well as philanthropic work. The Boss is set to be honored at a charity gala on February 8 in Los Angeles hosted by Jon Stewart; the event is one of the most "prestigious" events held during Grammy Week, which ends with the Grammy Awards on February 10. Sting, Elton John, Neil Young and more will be on hand to celebrate Springsteen at the gala.
Here are some of his must-hear songs!
12. 'Born To Run'
This exhilarating and mind blowing number was performed by a 24 year old Springsteen back in the 70s and still hasn’t lost its magic.
11.'Darkness on the Edge of Town'
The title track to 1978s Darkness On The Edge Of Town remains one of Springsteen's most powerful statements.
10. I'm on Fire
This hauntingly beautiful song about lust and longing is from the Born in the USA album.
This one still gets the crowd going wild!
8. Secret Garden
7. Ain't Good Enough For You
6. Jacob's Ladder
5. My Hometown
4. 'The River'
This touching song echoes Springsteen’s experience in early life. His sister Virginia was just 17 when she became pregnant, and had to marry her high school boyfriend.
3. Brilliant Disguise
This is the first song released from the Tunnel of Love album. It reached #5 on the charts in 1987.
2.Born in the USA
Released on June 4, 1984 this number was a critical and commercial triumph. It was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States (and also his most successful album ever). The album produced a record-tying string of seven Top 10 singles.
1. Streets Of Philadelphia
This one is an Academy Award-winning song Bruce made for the film Philadelphia in 1993. Philadelphia was the first mainstream film dealing with HIV/AIDS.