One of my favorite Bruce Springsteen tracks from when I was somewhat younger is “Tougher than the rest”*.
As heresy I’d have to say that I like the version by Everything But The Girl somewhat better. It has been coming up a lot on my playlist while pushing through the last month of coding. It was the track that was playing when I heard the news about the second explosion at Pike River earlier in the week. I’d guess that will stay embedded as an association for a while.
Bruce Springsteen ‘official’ version from 1988 (with some very retro looking couples)
Or a better live version from 2007
* And no it is because of the music – so no smartarse comments please