NJArts.net’s Bruce Springsteen features and essays (an index)

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Bruce Springsteen in concert in 2023.

NJArts.net was founded in 2014 and, since then, we have published a lot of Bruce Springsteen-related posts. Some have been news-oriented, others have been reviews. And some have been neither — collections of videos, or deep dives into individual songs, or other things that we thought Springsteen fans would be interested in.

And the fans have been interested in them, for the most part. Some of these posts have been among the most seen in the website’s history.

It seemed like it would be a good idea to have links to all these posts in one place, so that people who may have missed some could be made aware of them, and check them out.

So here it is — an index of NJArts.net’s Springsteen projects and essays — sorted into categories and listed by their original headlines. Future features and essays will be added as well. Note: Obviously, this is not a complete list of Springsteen-related NJArts.net articles; news posts, reviews and interviews are not included.

This is simultaneously being posted, by the way, on the new Springsteen-related website, letterstoyou.net.

We hope you enjoy this — and if you have any ideas for other Springsteen-related features, please let us know in the Comments section, below.

Bruce Springsteen at the 1995 Grammy Awards ceremony.


Bruce Springsteen at the Grammys, through the years

My favorite 20 Springsteen surprises, over the years

Summertime Bruce: Springsteen’s Top 20 songs of summer

‘What’s Up on E Street?’: Watch videos in ongoing Springsteen Archives interview series here

Bruce Springsteen: 12 great soul covers

Top 20 Bruce Springsteen-related clips from ‘The Howard Stern Show’

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s garage-rock covers (20 Videos)

Springsteen’s 2022 talk show blitz: 21 clips


Everybody’s got a ‘Hungry Heart’ cover: 20 takes on Springsteen’s first Top 10 single

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘If I Should Fall Behind’: Twenty covers

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘American Skin (41 Shots)’: Ten different versions

‘Because the Night’ through the years (16 versions of the Springsteen-Smith classic)

Celebrating four decades of ‘Jersey Girl’ with 25 videos

“Chimes of Freedom” is one of many Bob Dylan songs that Bruce Springsteen has sung.


The Boss sings Bob: 12 times Springsteen covered Dylan

Bruce Springsteen’s Top 12 Elvis Presley covers

Top 10 Bruce Springsteen/Broadway connections

Bruce Springsteen’s Fats Domino covers

The Springsteen-Mellencamp connection

Bruce Springsteen’s Little Richard covers

Bruce Springsteen and Roy Orbison, singing ‘for the lonely’ (12 videos)

Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones, over the years (10 VIDEOS)

Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen: Their history together

Bruce Springsteen: The original versions of songs he covered

Bruce Springsteen covering Woody Guthrie: 12 videos

Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle: 10 connections, over the years

The Bruce Springsteen/Eddie Vedder connection (22 videos)

The Bruce Springsteen-Warren Zevon connection (10 videos)

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and The Band (10 videos)

The Bruce Springsteen-Billy Joel connection (25 videos)

Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen were ‘fellow travelers’

The original versions of songs on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Only the Strong Survive’

Ringo Starr, center, and his first All Starr Band (clockwise from top left, Clarence Clemons, Billy Preston, Rick Danko, Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner and Dr. John).


Clarence Clemons: When the Big Man joined other bands (20 videos)

Clarence Clemons: When the Big Man joined other bands, Part 2

Steven Van Zandt turns 70: A look back at some of his songwriting triumphs

Patti Scialfa: 20 songs from throughout her career


‘Sad and free’: An appreciation of ‘Night,’ the most underrated song on ‘Born to Run’

‘Born to Run’ in context: A look at popular music in the summer of ’75

Beyond ‘waves’ vs. ‘sways’: A close look at the lyrics of ‘Thunder Road’

‘We’re pulling out of here to win’: Further thoughts on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’

The benevolent ghosts of Bruce Springsteen: ‘They’re with us every step of the way’

Bruce Springsteen and the river of life

Why Jon Landau matters, in Bruce Springsteen’s own words

When it comes to money, Bruce Springsteen usually has a lot to say

Springsteen, Asbury Lanes


Bruce Springsteen performs at Asbury Lanes in 2018.


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in New Jersey (complete list of shows)

Springsteen covered by women: Index to the seven-part series

Springsteen and depression: 10 songs in which it’s a recurring theme

Bruce Springsteen’s Top 70 songs of the last 30 years

DJ Springsteen: An index to what he has played on his SiriusXM shows

Singing ABOUT Springsteen: 20 songs where he’s in the lyrics

Singing ABOUT Springsteen, Part 2: Twenty more songs


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