Covering the Boss

Erin McCarthy
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It’s the boss’s birthday! To celebrate, here are a few covers of some of his classic songs. Happy birthday, Bruce!


The band behind “Some Nights” and “We Are Young” cover Springsteen’s “Born to Run.”

John Mellencamp

At a Kennedy Center event honoring Springsteen, Mellencamp sang “Born in the U.S.A.”

Tina Turner

In 1985, Ms. Turner sang “Dancing in the Dark” to an enthusiastic crowd in Tokyo.

Vampire Weekend

They performed Bruce’s 1985 hit “I’m Goin’ Down.”

Tori Amos

The singer-songwriter sings a haunting version of “I’m on Fire.” (She’s also covered “Streets of Philadelphia.”)

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

While playing in Red Bank, New Jersey, the band put its spin on "Atlantic City."

Do you have a favorite Bruce Springsteen cover?