Blinded By The Light, the upcoming film about the Bruce Springsteen-fandom of a British Pakistani teen based in the 1980s, predictably has a soundtrack dominated by The Boss. However, where the soundtrack might surprise fans is which Springsteen songs are included.
In addition to hits like “Dancing in the Dark” and “Hungry Heart,” the Blinded By The Light soundtrack also features some previously unreleased songs including “I’ll Stand By You,” which Springsteen originally wrote for 2001’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first film of the Harry Potter franchise.
Also included are two rare live cuts: a recording of “The River” from a September 21, 1979 show at Madison Square Garden and a recording of “The Promised Land” from Springsteen’s set during 2014’s A Night of Valor concert at The National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day. Audio of the latter can be heard below.
The Blinded By The Light Soundtrack is available through multiple digital streaming services here.
Blinded By the Light Soundtrack – Track Listings
Ode To Javed/Javed’s Poem – A.R. Rahman
It’s a Sin – Pet Shop Boys
The Sun Always Shines On T.V. – a-ha
“The Boss Of Us All” (dialogue)
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
“You Should Be Listening To Our Music” (dialogue)
“I Never Knew Music Could Be Like This” (dialogue)
*The River – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – September 21, 1979) (previously unavailable on an album)
“Number One Paki Film” (dialogue)
Badlands – Bruce Springsteen
Cover Me – Bruce Springsteen
Thunder Road– Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Live at The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood, CA – October 18, 1975)
Get Outta My Way Fascist Pigs – Amer Chadha-Patel
“Do It For Me” (dialogue)
Prove It All Night – Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen
“You, Me…and Bruce” (dialogue)
Because The Night – Bruce Springsteen
Maar Chadapa – Heera
*The Promised Land – Bruce Springsteen (Live on The National Mall, Washington, D.C. – November 11, 2014)
Blinded By The Light – Bruce Springsteen
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
*I’ll Stand By You – Bruce Springsteen (previously unreleased studio recording)
*For You My Love – A.R. Rahman (new original song for film)
* previously unavailable on an album