Bruce Springsteen Update

“RACING IN THE STREET” TOPS GREATEST SONGS LIST

The editors of Mojo magazine have compiled the list of the “50 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs.” Coming in at Number One is the Side Two closer from 1978’s Darkness On The Edge Of Town — the mournful “Racing In The Streets.”

Coming in at Number Two is the ultimate rock anthem, 1975’s “Born To Run,” with 1980’s “The River” taking the Number Three spot. 1973’s “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” came in at Number Four with the Top Five rounded out by the 1978 outtake, “The Promise.”

The Darkness On The Edge Of Town album — and especially songs like “Racing In The Street” — featured a more pared back and dramatic style of lyric writing, dispensing of the bombastic “word salad” featured in Springsteen’s earlier work: “What I kept stripping away was cliche, cliche. I just kept stripping it down until it started to feel emotionally real.”

The Top 25 “Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs” – via Mojo:

1. “Racing In The Street” – 1978
2. “Born To Run” – 1975
3. “The River” – 1980
4. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”
5. “The Promise” – 1978
6. “Thunder Road” – 1975
7. “Nebraska” – 1982
8. “The Rising” – 2002
9. “Badlands” – 1978
10. “Born In The U.S.A.” – 1984
11. “Jungleland” – 1975
12. “The Ghost Of Tom Joad”
13. “The Promised Land” – 1978
14. “Dancing In The Dark” – 1984
15. “Candy’s Room” – 1978
16. “Atlantic City” – 1982
17. “Because The Night” – 1978
18. “American Skin (41 Shots)” – 2001
19. “Backstreets” – 1975
20. “Brilliant Disguise” – 1987
21. “Blinded By The Light” – 1973
22. “Streets Of Philadelphia” – 1993
23. “Meeting Across The River” – 1975
24. “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” – 2007
25. “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” – 1978

SPRINGSTEEN TICKET SITUATION: NOT AS BAD AS WE FIRST THOUGHT???

According to reports, the ticket snafu regarding the recent Ticketmaster onsales for Bruce Springsteen’s 2023 U.S. dates looked worse than it actually was. Fans were shut out of great seats due to the company’s “Dynamic Pricing” — also called “Platinum Seats” — which forced the sales into super-competitive market-based pricing.

Due to the surge in supply and demand, the prices of some of the seats easily soared past the $5,000 mark.

Ticketmaster claimed the choice seats, which admittedly ran into the thousands, represented only 11.2 percent of the overall tickets sold.

Variety reported, “By the ticketing service’s calculations, that left the other 88.2 percent of tickets sold at fixed prices that ranged from $59.50 to $399 before added service fees. Ticketmaster further says that the average price of all tickets sold so far is $262, with 56 percent being sold for under $200 face value.”

The report went on to state: “Although the service does not dispute reports of tickets being priced through the platinum program for high as $4-5K, Ticketmaster is claiming that only 1.3 percent of total tickets so far have gone for more than $1,000.”

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