Racing in the Street is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song.
It is a ballad written by Bruce Springsteen and was originally released on his album Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978). The song has been called Springsteen’s best song by a number of commentators.
“…And “Racing in the Streets” is still perhaps the best Springsteen song ever.”
– Rolling Stone magazine
Here are 5 covers, all very expressive, all good.
Emmylou has covered several Springsteen songs and she always do them justice.
Townes Van Zandt:
Recorded in 1984 for my PBS series, “Austin Pickers”. Townes talks about his Dad, learning to play guitar and “jams” with his baby boy…and does The Boss.
The song starts about three minutes in.
Justin Townes Earle:
Recorded live at the Ringwood Library, Ringwood, NJ 4/3/2011
“I got a ’69 Chevy with a 396, Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor”
Part of the Hangin’ out on E-street series.
Sari Abu Adel: