Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” is one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded. Upon its release, music critic Robert Christgau took note of its wall of sound influence and called it “the fulfillment of everything ‘Be My Baby’ was about and lots more.”
The first recording of the song was made by Allan Clarke of the British group The Hollies, although its release was delayed, only appearing after Springsteen’s own now-famous version.
Listen for how out Bruce breathes during the breaks, however small, between the lines. Bruce doesn’t even double track his vocal until the end at 4:02.