So after reading about Bruce Springsteen’s tour down under, I went looking for songs by non-American artists in my collection.
1. Dancing Queen – ABBA (Sweden)
2. Shoot To Thrill – AC/DC (Australia)
3. Full Force Gale – Van Morrison (Ireland)
4. Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus? – Charo (Spain)
5. Distant Early Warning – Rush (Canada)
6. Everybody’s Everything – Santana (Mexico)
7. Tive Razao – Seu Jorge (Brazil)
8. Oy Hanukkah – Theodore Bikel (Austria)
9. Village Green Preservation Society – Kate Rusby (England)
10. Royals – Lorde (New Zealand)
The inspiration for this was seeing the video of Springsteen’s awesome cover of “Royals”, which he performed in Lorde’s hometown of Auckland and which made her all verklempt, as one would be. Here’s a video of it, if you haven’t seen it:
The way he sings it, it sounds like something he could have written. If there’s anything cooler than having a song you wrote covered by Bruce Springsteen, I don’t know what it is.