Watch as Bruce Springsteen picks his five favourite songs from his own career

The veteran musician also said the E Street Band only complained about his long concerts after three hours and 40 minutes

Bruce Springsteen has revealed what his five favourite songs from his own career are.

The musician appeared on The Late Show last night (September 23) to promote his autobiography Born To Run.

Host Stephen Colbert asked Springsteen to name his five favourite Springsteen songs, to which the Boss replied: “That’s a tough one.”

He continued: “I got to put ‘Born to Run’ up there. I guess for me, ‘The Rising’ is a big song. What do we play every night? We play ‘Thunder Road’ really regularly. ‘Nebraska’ was a good one.”

As Rolling Stone reports, he then took suggestions from the audience, first selecting ‘Jungleland’ as his fifth choice, before replacing it with ‘Racing In The Street’. “These are everybody’s top five, by the way,” Colbert joked after Springsteen had finished his list.

Springsteen also spoke about his concerts, which are famous for often being nearly four hours long. “The band doesn’t complain until around three hours and 40 minutes,” he said. “It’s that last 20 minutes that for some reason even makes the E Street Band [angry]… slightly, someone may mention it to me.

“Why they go that long? I’m not exactly sure. I’ve been doing it for a long time.”
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