Behind The Song

Bruce Springsteen wrote “Hungry Heart” for who?

When Bruce Springsteen decided to double up on songs for his 1980 album, The River, he also decided to keep its biggest hit for himself instead of giving it to the punk rock band he originally wrote it for. With a title inspired by a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, this song about the wanderlust of a traveling man resonated with fans so much that it became his first chart-topping hit, going all the way to number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Unpack the history of “Hungry Heart” in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast. Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel:

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