Song: Easy Money
Album: Wrecking Ball
While most of the shanties you may have enjoyed in the past have likely been sea-oriented, I think this still qualifies as one, too, due to the heavy-handed fiddling. (Also, you can definitely sing it on a boat. DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU YOU CAN'T.)
I know this song is supposed to be an allegory about citizens taking revenge for the economic crimes of fat cat bankers, but it's also a song really romanticizes muggings. He and his gal are getting dressed up for date night, and it sounds so much fun! We're learning a lot about how The Boss treats a lady from his music. A nice long highway drive in the dark and some light looting are his equivalent of dinner and movie from what I can tell.
The YouTube comments on this song are mostly about how to make money working from home, proving that in addition to being a musical genius, Bruce Springsteen is also a master of SEO. If I ever record a song, I'm going to name it "One Weird Trick for Weight Loss" and wait for the hits to come rollllling in.
Rating: 6 out of 10 fat cats.
This song makes me feel: like eating a lobster roll. (To be fair, though, the odds of catching me in this particular mood are pretty high.)
Fun Bruce Fact: Answers.com says that Bruce Springsteen's favourite colour is blue but offers no citations to back that up, so this is less a "Fun Bruce Fact" than it is a "Juicy Bruce Rumour," but beggars can't be choosers.