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Bruce Springsteen Picks His Top 5 Springsteen Songs and It Looks Like You and Bruce Have a Lot in Common

In a truly epic, long interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Bruce Springsteen ruminates on everything from his late father’s mental illness, to his childhood obsession with Elvis, to a somewhat horrifying story in which an elderly priest roughs up lil’ Bruce mid-Mass. Besides the penetrating look into his soul, Springsteen offered a penetrating look into his five favorite Springsteen songs. Not surprisingly, the Boss loves the hits. Bruce technically name-checks six of his 314 original songs, but they’re the exact six Springsteen songs you would have picked, so it’s understandable: “Born to Run,” “Thunder Road,” “Nebraska,” “The Rising,” “Jungleland,” and “Racing in the Street.” An unspoken “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” makes it seven.

Springsteen Picks His Top 5 Springsteen Songs