“The Late Show’s” Stephen Colbert welcomed Bruce Springsteen to “The Late Show” on Friday night to talk about his autobiography, Born to Run, including its accompanying album, Chapter and Verse. During the show, the legendary rocker revealed his top five Springsteen songs.
1. “Born to Run”
2. “The Rising”
3. “Thunder Road”
5. Tie between “Jungleland” and “Racing in the Streets”
Colbert also read a question from “an anonymous band member” about Springsteen’s habit to call out songs his backup band has never played before.
“The entire band is bar band veterans, so they played hundreds of nights before we ever stood out in front of an audience… so there’s a common well we draw from,” he explained. “If someone says, ‘Play “Wild Thing,” you’ll be fired from the E Street Band if you don’t know that song.”
Springsteen added that there is someone who runs a teleprompter and sends the lyrics to him within seconds.