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WCSX Classic Cuts : Hungry Heart

WCSX Classic Cuts

Bruce Springsteen: "Hungry Heart"

The Hook: Keyboardist Roy Bittan thinks it's an example of how Bruce's vocal style was changing at the time.

Album: The River

Year: 1980

Writer: Bruce Springsteen

Stats: The first single off The River, it was Springsteen's first Top 10 hit, peaking at number-five.

Background: E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan thinks “Hungry Heart” reflected Bruce Springsteen’s evolving vocal style at the time.

E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan on how “Hungry Heart” reflected Bruce Springsteen’s evolving vocal style at the time. OC:…little different. :27

“At that point he was into singing with a different attitude. He was changing his vocal style somewhat, so that was changing the whole feel of the songs. He was really growing as a vocalist. Earlier records, Bruce had a tendency to sing full out, or sing real soft. And this, he was treally learning to use his voice and work the mic more. And he had, like, a little vocal inflection when he sings. ‘Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack’ just had a little feel to it. I don't know what it was, but it just felt a little different.”

Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart

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