One of my earliest childhood memories is listening to ‘I’m on Fire’ by Bruce Springsteen and it has only gotten better with age.
Only recently did I realise how many great artists have loved this song as well.
Here is a list of just some of them – enjoy!
Head Like a Hole (HLAH) – 1997
One of the first notable covers was New Zealand band Head Like a Hole doing the song live in Wellington – see the rooftop video above. They start off relatively close to the original and then go a little more hard rock.
Tori Amos – 1996
Such an emotion-filled version.
Johnny Cash – 2000
The man in black himself did this song on Bruce’s tribute album Badlands – a Tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska.
Kenny Chesney – 2004
A very close-to-the-original country version.
The Motorettes – 2006
Wow, the Motorettes turn this ballad into a crazy rock song!
John Mayer – 2009
John Mayer did a great version for his Battle Studies album.
Sara Bareilles – 2009
Sarah is a huge Bruce fan, so it was no surprise when she did it live in 2009.
Sophie Milman – 2009
A gorgeous jazz take on the song.
Whitehorse – 2011
Great duet version here.
Lindi Ortega – 2011
A sassy version with a strong beat.
Gabrielle Aplin – 2013
English songstress Gabrielle also covered it in 2013.
Low – 2014
US band Low did a fantastic darker version of the song.
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