Saturday, April 02, 2011

Covers that you might not have known are covers: "Blinded by the Light"

"Blinded by the Light"

This reached Number 1 for Manfred Mann's Earth Band in 1977. Written by Bruce Springsteen, it was the first track on his first album, the great Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., but never charted. It remains the only Number 1 single written by Springsteen.

The line that sounds like "Wrapped up like a douche" in the Manfred Mann version, by the way, is actually "Revved up like a deuce" (apparently referring to a car).

Familiar version: Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1977)
Original version: Bruce Springsteen (1973)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Bruce Springsteen (1974 live performance)

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