Springsteen covered by women: The best of the best, part 3

Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris' 1999 album, "Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions," included a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Across the Border."

Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris’ 1999 album, “Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions,” included a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Across the Border.”

In January 2015, I put together a post of Springsteen songs covered by women, and it was one of NJArts.net‘s most popular posts of the year. I quickly did a “Part 2,” made up of more videos suggested by readers, and that did very well, too. More than a year and a half later, the posts continue to get lots of hits.

So, here, finally, is Part 3, compiled mostly of comments from Part 2. Song songs were suggested by readers of Part 1 as well (after I had put Part 2 together), and some, I just happen to like, personally.

Here is a link to Part 1.

Here is a link to Part 2.

(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).

And below are the videos of Part 3, in alphabetical order (by artist). Get me some more good suggestions, in the comments section below, and I’ll put together a Part 4 as well!

“I’m on Fire,” Sara Bareilles

“I’m on Fire,” Bat for Lashes

“Dancing in the Dark,” Lelia Broussard

“Downbound Train,” The Cardigans

“You’re Missing,” Cowboy Junkies

“The Price You Pay,” Emmylou Harris

“If I Should Fall Behind,” Faith Hill

“Tougher Than the Rest,” Moa Holmsten

“Streets of Philadelphia,” Molly Johnson

“Born to Run,” Amy Macdonald

“Racing in the Street,” Amy Ray

“Hungry Heart,” Lucy Wainwright Roche and Over the Rhine

“Across the Border,” Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, with Neil Young

“Hearts of Stone,” Helen Schneider

“Meeting Across the River,” Syd Straw

“Factory,” Lucinda Williams

13 thoughts on “Springsteen covered by women: The best of the best, part 3

    • I really consider that a collaboration, not a cover, since they wrote the song together, so didn’t include it. – Jay

  1. Julianna Hatfield does a great version of Cover me, Cowboy Junkies do lots of Springsteen covers and State Trooper is one of my faves. Also 10,000 Maniacs had probably their biggest hit with their take on Because the Night from their Unplugged show.

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