On Wednesday, I did a post on some of my favorite Bruce Springsteen covers, by women. In it, I asked for suggestions for more, and people came up with so many good covers — many of which I had not heard before — that I decided to put together this follow-up post, compiling videos for them.
Since a couple of people have brought it up, I want to mention that I did not include Patti Smith’s “Because the Night” since she co-wrote it, and I therefore consider it a collaboration, not a cover.
Also, in some cases, people suggested videos for which YouTube videos do not seem to be available, so I was not able to include those.
(10/15/16 Update: I have now added a Part 3 as well).
(1/1/17 Update: I have now added a Part 4 as well, plus an index to the entire series).
(7/2/17 Update: I have now added a Part 5 as well).
(11/2/19 Update: I have now added a Part 6 as well)
So here they are. (Lots of good stuff here. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!)
Here are the songs, in alphabetical order (by artist)
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER: “Dancing in the Dark”
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER: “My Love Will Not Let You Down”
JEN CHAPIN: “Born in the USA”
COWBOY JUNKIES: “Brothers Under the Bridge”
COWBOY JUNKIES: “Thunder Road”
ANI DiFRANCO: “Used Cars”
CRISTINA DONÀ: “Badlands”
KATHLEEN EDWARDS: “Human Touch”
CHRISSIE HYNDE: “Nebraska”
AMY MACDONALD: “Dancing in the Dark”
MARIA McKEE: “Backstreets”
RUTH MOODY BAND: “Dancing in the Dark”
SUZI QUATRO: “Born to Run”
SERENA RYDER: “Racing in the Street”
SLEATER-KINNEY: “The Promised Land”
TEGAN & SARA: “Dancing in the Dark”
HOLLY WILLIAMS: “No Surrender”