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

Springsteen Women

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

In a series of seven 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 150 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, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7 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)
Cannons: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 7)
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)
Jen Chapin & Rosette Stone: “American Skin (41 Shots)” (Part 7)
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)
Melissa Etheridge: “Pink Cadillac” (Part 7)
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)
Roberta Finocchiaro: “New York City Serenade” (Part 7)
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)
Molly Healey: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 7)
Hem: “Valentine’s Day” (Part 4)
Jill Hennessy: “No Surrender” (Part 4)
The Henry Girls: “If I Should Fall Behind” (Part 5)
Sarah Hepburn: “Adam Raised a Cain” (Part 7)
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)
Alexandra Jardvall: “My Beautiful Reward” (Part 7)
Alexandra Jardvall, with Richard Hauer: “There Goes My Miracle” (Part 7)
Lauren Jenkins: “Hungry Heart” (Part 7)
Lauren Jenkins: “Stolen Car” (Part 7)
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)
Lizanne Knott: “Stolen Car” (Part 7)
Amy Laber: “Matamoros Banks” (Part 6)
Storm Large: “Born to Run” (Part 6)
Storm Large: “Fire” (Part 6)
The Last Internationale:
“Land of Hope and Dreams” (Part 7)
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)
Lorde, with Marlon Williams: “Tougher Than the Rest” (Part 7)
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)
Rett Madison, with Scary Pockets: “I’m on Fire” (Part 7)
Carolyne Mas: “New York City Serenade” (Part 7)
Melissa McClelland: “Factory” (Part 7)
Anne McCue: “Born to Run” (Part 7)
Maria McKee: “Backstreets” (Part 2)
Angie McMahon: “The River” (Part 7)
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, with Greensky Bluegrass:
“Atlantic City” (Part 7)
Aoife O’Donovan:
“Nebraska” (Part 5)
Lindi Ortega: “I’m on Fire” (Part 5)
Joan Osborne, with The Waybacks: “I’m on Fire” (Part 7)
Paradisia: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 6)
Micol Picchioni: “Born to Run” (Part 7)
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)
River Kittens:
“Atlantic City” (Part 7)
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)
Amy Shark: “Secret Garden” (Part 7)
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)
Garrison Starr: “Born in the USA” (Part 7)
The Staves: “I’m on Fire” (Part 4)
Stjerne, with SMAF: “Streets of Philadelphia” (Part 7)
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 with Julie Fowlis: “State Trooper” (Part 5)
KT Tunstall with Rhythms del Mundo: “Because the Night” (Part 7)
Tina Turner: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 5)
Sharon Van Etten: “Drive All Night” (Part 6)
Helen Watson: “Ain’t Got You” (Part 7)
Waxahatchee: “Streets of Philadelphia” (Part 7)
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)
Jane Willow: “Dancing in the Dark” (Part 7)
Wendy Wills “Youngstown” (Part 5)
Nancy Wilson: “The Rising” (Part 7)
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.

17 Times: “Dancing in the Dark”
12 Times: “I’m on Fire”
Seven Times: “If I Should Fall Behind”
Six Times: “Born to Run,” “Tougher Than the Rest”
Five Times: “Because the Night,” “Fire,” “Thunder Road”
Four Times: “No Surrender,” “Racing in the Street,” “Secret Garden,” “Streets of Philadelphia”
Three Times: “Atlantic City,” “Hungry Heart,” “State Trooper,” “Stolen Car”
Two Times: “Adam Raised a Cain,” “Born in the USA,” “Cover Me,” “Factory,” “Glory Days,” “My Love Will Not Let You Down,” “Nebraska,” “New York City Serenade,” “Pink Cadillac,” “The Rising”
One Time: “Across the Border,” “Ain’t Got You,” “American Skin (41 Shots),” “Backstreets,” “Badlands,” “Brothers Under the Bridge,” “Downbound Train,” “Drive All Night,” “The Fever,” “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” “Hearts of Stone,” “Highway Patrolman,” “Highway 29,” “Human Touch,” “Jackson Cage,” “Jungleland,” “Just Another Lonely Mile,” “Land of Hope and Dreams,” “Light of Day,” “Mansion on the Hill,” “Matamoros Banks,” “Meeting Across the River,” “My Beautiful Reward,” “My Father’s House,” “My Hometown,” “Night Closing In,” “The Price You Pay,” “The Promised Land,” “Protection,” “The River,” “Sad Eyes,” “Save My Love,” “There Goes My Miracle,” “Two Faces,” “Used Cars,” “Valentine’s Day,” “We Take Care of Our Own,” “Youngstown,” “You’re Missing”


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Lee July 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Meryl Streep – Light of day

njartsdaily@gmail.com July 9, 2017 - 3:12 pm

Do you mean “My Love Will Not Let You Down”? Yes, that has been suggested and I will include in the next part, if there is one.

Lee July 9, 2017 - 8:14 pm

Yep! I’m wrong your right!

Martin Nisbet August 10, 2017 - 12:43 pm

Hi there,

The list just keeps on growing, here’s to part 6 and my contribution another cover of Dancing In The Dark recently released by a new UK based 3 piece group, Paradisia

Official video


Live version


both wonderful!

David March 8, 2018 - 8:02 pm

Julie Miller sings “Across the Border.”

Davis September 21, 2018 - 6:20 pm

I’m on Fire also covered by LeAnn Rimes and Theoretical Girl….A couple of obscure versions of Dancing in the Dark by Anna-Marie Blixt, Ruth Moody and Lauren O’Connell…If I Should Fall Behind by Catie Curtis and Cindy Bullens. There’s an Italatian version of Because the Night (Notti Per Due) by Ana Oxa

RRivera February 23, 2019 - 10:28 pm

Storm Large’s live version of Fire and Born To Run can be found here:


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