Day 1 – Your Favourite Song
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
The 1985 live version in this YouTube clip is actually my favourite version (it appears on the Live 75-85 box set) and was the first version I really knew, although the song has become my favourite in any version. Don’t remember it coming out, as I was just out of nappies, but I have loved it since the first time I heard it in the mid-80s. It was the song that first alerted me to Bruce, the beginning of what I call being a fan, but some might say is verging on obsession. What do I love about it? Well, pretty much everything – the lyrics, the vocal, the energy of the music and, of course, the sax solo (I think this may be the reason I love the sax so much). Many other songs have come and gone over the years, but this one has stayed with me through good and bad times and every time I hear it, I feel the same excitement as I did the first time. And it still sends a shiver down my spine when I’m in “listening to music” mode, rather than “music being on while I do other things” mode!