Web Extra: Springsteen By the Numbers

 

"Sprung from cages on highway ____, chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected, and steppin' out over the line..."

 

Yes, it's highway nine to which Bruce Springsteen memorably referred in his classic "Born to Run." Bruce often uses numbers in his lyrics, from the "Eighth Avenue sailors" and the "five quick shots" from "Lost in the Flood" off of Greetings From Asbury Park to "Man, it's just one and one make three" from his most recent studio album (High Hopes) and the song "Frankie Fell in Love."

 

We decided to run through many of The Boss' numbers from one to one billion used in Springsteen lyrics throughout his catalog.

 

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Check out a Spotify playlist of all of the songs used in Springsteen By The Numbers in sequence: