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

Springsteen Women

Lucinda Williams’ “Factory” is one of the songs featured in the “Springsteen Covered by Women” series.

In a series of six posts, beginning in January 2015, I have compiled videos of female musicians covering songs by Bruce Springsteen. In the interest of helping people navigate between them, I also have created this index to the 121 songs, with links that will bring you to the posts in which the songs’ videos are embedded.

Here are links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 of the series, and here are the songs, listed alphabetically (by the artist’s last name, or the band name).


Alabama Shakes: “Adam Raised a Cain” (Part 6)
Tori Amos: “I’m on Fire” (Part 1)
Daniela Andrade and Gia Margaret: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 6)
Audrey Assad:
“Hungry Heart” (Part 1)
Nicole Atkins: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 1)
Sara Bareilles: “I’m on Fire” (Part 3)
Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo: “Tougher Than the Rest” (Part 5)
Bat for Lashes: “I’m on Fire” (Part 3)
Andrea Begley: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 5)
Billy the Kid: “Jackson Cage” (Part 5)
Anna Maria Blixt: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 6)
Clara Bond: “I’m on Fire” (Part 6)
Lelia Broussard: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 3)
Basia Bulat: “Glory Days” (Part 5)
Anna Calvi: “Fire” (Part 5)
The Cardigans: “Downbound Train” (Part 3)
Mary Chapin Carpenter: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 2)
Mary Chapin Carpenter: “My Love Will Not Let You Down” (Part 2)
Deana Carter: “State Trooper” (Part 4)
Jen Chapin: “Born in the USA” (Part 2)
Cher: “Tougher Than the Rest” (Part 5)
The Chromatics: “I’m on Fire” (Part 5)
Kelly Clarkson: “Secret Garden” (Part 5)
Natalie Cole: “Pink Cadillac” (Part 1)
Shawn Colvin: “Tougher Than the Rest” (Part 4)
Coops & the Bird: “Thunder Road” (Part 5)
Rose Cousins: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 5)
Cowboy Junkies: “Brothers Under the Bridge” (Part 2)
Cowboy Junkies: “State Trooper” (Part 5)
Cowboy Junkies: “Thunder Road” (Part 2)
Cowboy Junkies: “You’re Missing” (Part 3)
Catie Curtis: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 1)
Ani DiFranco: “Used Cars” (Part 2)
Cristina Donà: “Badlands” (Part 2)
Kathleen Edwards: “Human Touch” (Part 2)
Melissa Etheridge: “Born to Run” (Part 1)
Everything But the Girl: “Tougher Than the Rest” (Part 1)
Marianne Faithfull: “Because the Night” (Part 5)
Catherine Feeny: “I’m on Fire” (Part 4)
Garbage and Screaming Females: “Because the Night” (Part 5)
Thea Gilmore: “Cover Me” (Part 1)
Patty Griffin: Jungleland (Part 6)
Patty Griffin: “Racing in the Street” (Part 5)
Patty Griffin: “Stolen Car” (Part 1)
Emmylou Harris: “Mansion on the Hill” (Part 5)
Emmylou Harris: “My Father’s House” (Part 5)
Emmylou Harris: “My Hometown” (Part 6)
Emmylou Harris: “Racing in the Street” (Part 1)
Emmylou Harris: “The Price You Pay” (Part 3)
Kerry Hart: “Secret Garden” (Part 6)
Juliana Hatfield: “Cover Me” (Part 5)
Hem: “Valentine’s Day” (Part 4)
Jill Hennessy: “No Surrender” (Part 4)
The Henry Girls: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 5)
Faith Hill: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 3)
Moa Holmsten: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 5)
Moa Holmsten: “Highway 29” (Part 4)
Moa Holmsten: “Tougher Than the Rest” (Part 3)
Chrissie Hynde”: “Nebraska” (Part 2)
Joan Jett: “Light of Day” (Part 1)
Jill Johnson: “No Surrender” (Part 5)
Molly Johnson: “Streets of Philadelphia” (Part 3)
Lucy Kaplansky: “Thunder Road” (Part 4)
Amy Laber: “Matamoros Banks” (Part 6)
Storm Large: “Born to Run” (Part 6)
Storm Large: “Fire” (Part 6)
Bettye LaVette:
“Streets of Philadelphia” (Part 1)
Juliette Lewis: “Fire” (Part 5)
Little Mazern: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 6)
Mary Lou Lord:
“Thunder Road” (Part 5)
Darlene Love: “Just Another Lonely Mile” (Part 4)
Darlene Love: “Night Closing In” (Part 4)
Lera Lynn: “Fire” (Part 4)
Amy Macdonald: “Born to Run” (Part 3)
Amy Macdonald: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 2)
Maria McKee: “Backstreets” (Part 2)
Ruth Moody Band: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 2)
Hanna Morgan: “No Surrender” (Part 4)
Nalani & Sarina: “Save My Love (Part 5)
Nalani & Sarina: “We Take Care of Our Own” (Part 6)
Jennifer Nettles: “Glory Days” (Part 4)
Jennifer Nettles: “I’m on Fire (Part 5)
Lauren O’Connell: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 6)
Aoife O’Donovan:
“Nebraska” (Part 5)
Lindi Ortega: “I’m on Fire” (Part 5)
Paradisia: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 6)
The Pointer Sisters: “Fire” (Part 1)
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: “Atlantic City” (Part 5)
Suzi Quatro: “Born to Run” (Part 2)
Terry Radigan: “Two Faces” (Part 6)
Amy Ray:
“Racing in the Street” (Part 3)
LeAnn Rimes: “Secret Garden” (Part 6)
Lucy Wainwright Roche and Over the Rhine:
“Hungry Heart” (Part 3)
Linda Ronstadt: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 5)
Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris: “Across the Border” (Part 3)
Serena Ryder: “Racing in the Street” (Part 2)
Sanne: “The Fever” (Part 6)
Helen Schneider: “Hearts of Stone” (Part 3)
The She Street Band: “Thunder Road” (Part 6)
Sleater-Kinney: “The Promised Land” (Part 2)
Patti Smith Group: “Because the Night” (Part 5)
Solas: “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (Part 5)
The Staves: “I’m on Fire” (Part 4)
Syd Straw: “Meeting Across the River” (Part 3)
Meryl Streep: “My Love Will Not Let You Down” (Part 6)
Donna Summer: “Protection” (Part 1)
Tegan & Sara: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 2)
10,000 Maniacs: “Because the Night” (Part 5)
Margo Timmins: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 6)
Kate Tucker: “I’m on Fire” (Part 5)
KT Tunstall and Julie Fowlis: “State Trooper” (Part 5)
Tina Turner: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 5)
Sharon Van Etten: “Drive All Night” (Part 6)
Dar Williams: “Highway Patrolman” (Part 4)
Holly Williams: “No Surrender” (Part 2)
Linda and Robin Williams: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 5)
Lucinda Williams: “Factory” (Part 3)
Lucinda Williams: “The Rising” (Part 5)
Wendy Wills “Youngstown” (Part 5)
Mia Wray: “I’m on Fire” (Part 5)
Trisha Yearwood: “Sad Eyes” (Part 1)

Here are the numbers of times each song is covered on the list, providing a sort of gauge, perhaps, of how much each song resonates with women.

14 Times: “Dancing in the Dark”
11 Times: “I’m on Fire”
Seven Times: “If I Should Fall Behind”
Five Times: “Fire,” “Thunder Road,” “Tougher Than the Rest”
Four Times: “Because the Night,” “Born to Run,” “No Surrender,” “Racing in the Street”
Three Times: “Secret Garden,” “State Trooper”
Two Times: “Cover Me,” “Glory Days,” “Hungry Heart,” “My Love Will Not Let You Down,” “Nebraska,” “Streets of Philadelphia”
One Time: “Across the Border,” “Adam Raised a Cain,” “Atlantic City,” “Backstreets,” “Badlands,” “Born in the USA,” “Brothers Under the Bridge,” “Downbound Train,” “Drive All Night,” “Factory,” “The Fever,” “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” “Hearts of Stone,” “Highway Patrolman,” “Highway 29,” “Human Touch,” “Jackson Cage,” “Jungleland,” “Just Another Lonely Mile,” “Light of Day,” “Mansion on the Hill,” “Matamoros Banks,” “Meeting Across the River,” “My Father’s House,” “My Hometown,” “Night Closing In,” “Pink Cadillac,” “The Price You Pay,” “The Promised Land,” “Protection,” “The Rising,” “Sad Eyes,” “Save My Love,” “Stolen Car,” “Two Faces,” “Used Cars,” “Valentine’s Day,” “We Take Care of Our Own,” “Youngstown,” “You’re Missing”


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