The Only Song Bruce Springsteen Would Listen To For The Rest Of His Life
The rock and roll poet, Bruce Springsteen, has had a long and rewarding career since his emergence in the 1960s. He has released 20 studio albums, mainly with E Street Band as his backing band. He has left five decades behind with many musical achievements and continues to delight his fans with his performances. Like many artists in 2021, he sold his entire catalog to Sony Music for $500 million and became one of the most expensive musicians of all time.
Having released two albums until 1973, the singer gained his fame and international success after releasing his third album, ‘Born to Run’ but, his most commercially successful album became 1984’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ His fans highly regarded him as a true representation of an American man, and Bruce Springsteen has lived up to those standards.
Springsteen’s lyrics are carefully composed with a storytelling technique about the hardships and experiences of an average American citizen. He includes many political commentaries in his songs and sings his way into people’s hearts. Since he is such a prominent figure in the rock scene and has inspired numerous young musicians, many often wonder about Springsteen’s musical preferences. Today, we will reveal the one song that Bruce Springsteen said he could listen to for the rest of his life.
Which Track Could Bruce Springsteen Listen To For The Rest Of His Life?
Having created many songs that have become hits throughout the years, Springsteen also revealed the one song that he adores. As a successful songwriter, it was no surprise that he picked another successful musician’s song as a favorite. However, his choice definitely surprised those who were expecting a rock track.
In November 2021, Springsteen attended The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and answered 15 questions. Colbert asked him which song he would pick to listen to for the rest of his life. The singer struggled initially, but then he confidently replied, ‘Summer Wind‘ by Frank Sinatra.
Here is what Colbert asked:
“You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life. What is it?”
“One? Whoa. ‘Summer Wind’ Frank Sinatra.“
It surely must be difficult for someone, especially a musician, to pick a favorite tune or a specific song. However, Springsteen’s choice was classy and safe. ‘Summer Wind’ was originally a German song called ‘Der Sommerwind’ and was written by Heinz Meier and Hans Bradtke. Johnny Mercer translated and rewrote the lyrics later to be recorded by Sinatra for his ‘Strangers in the Night’ record.
You can have a look at the interview below.