I fell in love with this song when I was in middle school. I had one of those mixtapes that one used to make by recording songs off the radio with this on it. It was immediately followed by The Choice is Yours by Black Sheep. So you can tell what an excellent mixtape it was.
I had the pleasure of seeing Springsteen perform this song live in concert a few years ago. My present to my husband for our first anniversary was tickets to the Springsteen concert in Baltimore. I am not a huge fan of Springsteen’s music and being that the concert was not near Christmas I had little hope of hearing this song, but play it they did which made me very happy. Also, as an aside even though I don’t care much for his music I will say that he is an amazing performer and it was hands down the best concert I’ve ever been to.