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Watch Every Cover Song From Bruce Springsteen’s 2014 Tour

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Throughout his career, Bruce Springsteen has often laced his sets with other people’s songs. For the ‘High Hopes’ tour, we’re compiling videos of every cover song he performs over the duration of the tour.

Traditionally, Springsteen starts his tours with a semi-rigid setlist that blends his hits, the songs on his newest album and a few obscurities that connect to the musical and lyrical themes on the new album. As the weeks turn into months, the setlists open up as the newer songs get jettisoned in favor of whatever he feels like playing, including covers, many of which calls back to Springsteen and the E Street Band’s roots in the rock and soul of the ’50s and ’60s.

But it didn’t take long for that to happen on the ‘High Hopes’ tour, which, to date, has reached South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. After the first few shows it became obvious that the setlists would not be predictable, and covers have been a major part of the equation. They’ve ranged from longtime favorites like ‘Trapped’ by Jimmy Cliff and John Fogerty‘s ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’ to one-off nods to hitmakers who hail from the city where Springsteen is performing that particular night.

That “anything goes” policy continued as the tour hit North America this spring. So enjoy these videos of cover songs from the ‘High Hopes’ tour.

The Special AKA’s ‘Nelson Mandela’

The Havalinas’ ‘High Hopes’

Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Trapped’

The Saints’ ‘Just Like Fire Would’

‘We Shall Overcome’ (a tribute to Pete Seeger)

The Traditional Gospel Song ‘This Little Light of Mine’

Artists United Against Apartheid’s ‘Sun City’

Moon Mullican’s ‘Seven Nights To Rock’

The Isley Brothers’ ‘Shout’

The Traditional Folk Song ‘Pay Me My Money Down’

The Isley Brothers’ ‘Twist and Shout’

Creedence Clearwater Revivial‘s ‘Who’ll Stop The Rain’

AC/DC‘s ‘Highway to Hell’ (with Eddie Vedder)

Eddie Cochran’s ‘Summertime Blues’

Mitch Ryder’s ‘Detroit Medley’

Eddie Floyd’s ‘Raise Your Hand’

Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’

Martha and the Vandellas’ ‘(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave’

John Fogerty’s ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’

The Easybeats’ ‘Friday On My Mind’

INXS‘ ‘Don’t Change’

The Electric Flag’s ‘Wine, Wine, Wine’

Eric Burdon and War‘s ‘Spill The Wine’ (with his own ‘Seeds’)

The Bee Gees‘ ‘Stayin’ Alive’

Lorde‘s ‘Royals’

Van Halen‘s ‘Jump’

Bill Deal & the Rhondels’ ‘May I’

Elvis Presley‘s ‘Burning Love’

The Rolling Stones‘ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

The Kingsmen’s ‘Louie, Louie

Wilson Pickett’s ‘Mustang Sally’

Van Morrison‘s ‘Brown-Eyed Girl’

The Clash‘s ‘Clampdown’

Manfred Mann‘s ‘Pretty Flamingo’

John Lee Hooker’s ‘Boom Boom’

‘Joe Hill’ (Traditional)

‘Jesse James’ (Traditional)

Them’s ‘Gloria’

‘O Mary Don’t You Weep’ (Traditional)

Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Green River’ (with John Fogerty)

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Proud Mary’ (with John Fogerty)

‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ (Traditional)

Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘Great Balls of Fire’ (with Joe Ely)

Little Richard‘s ‘Lucille’ (with Joe Ely)

Roy Head’s ‘Treat Her Right’

The Drifters’ ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’

Gary “U.S” Bonds’ ‘Quarter to Three’

The Crystals’ ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’


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