Friday is Boss’ Day: Super Bowl Setlist?


On February 1, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play before their biggest audience ever when they grace the stage at halftime of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa.  Personally, I can’t wait to see all those idiots jumping up and down to a song they have probably never heard just so they can get on TV.  For Bruce’s sake, I hope there are at least some “healthy” women in front.

We have been speculating about the setlist.  The band will probably get between 15 and 20 minutes, or about four songs.  Bruce has to do something new, so you can probably count on “Working On A Dream.”  You know they’ll have to play “Born to Run,” and they’ll probably throw in something like “Dancing in the Dark” or “Born in the USA” from his biggest selling album.  It’s the fourth one we’re having trouble figuring out.

Denny seems think he’s going to play “Rosalita,” a song that clocks in at over 10 minutes live.  Doubtful, but you never know.  I think it’s newsbsesbgh3going to be a rocker like “Radio Nowhere” or “The Rising.”  Whatever he plays, you can guarantee it will be on the greatest hits package being released exclusively at Wal-Mart on Jan. 13.

Send us your Springsteen Super Bowl setlist. If we receive enough responses, we’ll post them for Boss’ Day next Friday, Jan. 16.

UPDATE: Here are some other predictions/polls:                                      


The Official NMAS Super Bowl Setlist Poll

Greg Kot (Chicago Tribune)

4 Responses to “Friday is Boss’ Day: Super Bowl Setlist?”

  1. working on a dream, Waitin’ on a sunny day, Better Days, Born to Run,

  2. I’m really disappointed with Bruce. Playing the Super Bowl and then the despicable deal with Walmart. I hope he at least uses the Super Bowl opportunity to play something provocative like Born in the USA, although I’m sure that most of the audience, like Ronald Reagan, will miss the point.

  3. Oh, and Land of Hope and Dreams would be perfect for the occasion, but probably way too long. I’m sure he’ll do Working on a Dream and Born to Run, so there are only really two slots left. I think The Rising is a definite possibility. A better question might be the set you’d like to hear him do:

    Tenth Avenue Freeze Out (history of the band)
    Last to Die

    No chance of hearing any of those I’d say.

  4. sharvey62 Says:

    does this bus stop at 82nd
    working on a dream
    quarter to three

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