Watch Every Cover Song From Bruce Springsteen’s 2014 Tour
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.
We’ll keep this page updated when Springsteen starts the tour up again in the United States in April. But for now, enjoy these cover songs from the first leg of 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’
The Bee Gees‘ ‘Stayin’ Alive’