Music Break: Springsteen – “Night Shift”

October 14, 2022

Such a great song, and Springsteen brings such great old-guy energy.

Rolling Stone:

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN HAS shared the video for his cover of the 1985 Commodores hit “Nightshift,” which will appear on his upcoming soul covers LP Only the Strong Survive, out November 11.

Commodores wrote the song a few years after parting ways with Lionel Richie to honor the memories of Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson. The soul icons died just months apart the previous year. It was the group’s final Top 40 hit.

“Nightshift” is the newest song that Springsteen selected for Only the Strong Survive. Other tunes include Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song,” the Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Ran,” Jerry Butler’s “Hey, Western Union Man,” and Jimmy Ruffin’s “‘What Becomes of the Brokenhearted.” In late September, Springsteen released his cover of Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” from the album.

Below, the Commodores superb original, which I’ve posted before, but never gets old.


One Response to “Music Break: Springsteen – “Night Shift””

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Damn, the Motown Sound was a major part of the soundtrack of my youth.

    Thanks for this.

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