Bruce Springsteen Trivia Quiz: How Well Do You Know About His Songs?

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Interested in some trivia quiz questions on Bruce Springsteen? Let's get kicking. How well do you know about Bruce Springsteen songs? Can you name all of them? Let's check your love and knowledge regarding him with the quiz given below. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer who has released 20 studio albums. Have you listened to all his songs? These 30 questions will tell how big a fan you are of him. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following Bruce Springsteen releases is a two record set?

    • A.

      Darkness On The Edge Of Town

    • B.

      The River

    • C.

      Born In The USA

    • D.

      Nebraska

    Correct Answer
    B. The River
    Explanation
    "The River" is a two record set by Bruce Springsteen. This means that it was released as a double album, with two separate vinyl records included in the package. The other options listed, "Darkness On The Edge Of Town," "Born In The USA," and "Nebraska," are not two record sets.

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  • 2. 

    Which was the first Bruce Springsteen LP?

    • A.

      Darkness On The Edge Of Town

    • B.

      The River

    • C.

      The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle

    • D.

      Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

    Correct Answer
    D. Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J." This was Bruce Springsteen's debut studio album, released in 1973. It features songs that showcase Springsteen's lyrical storytelling style and his early influences of rock, folk, and blues. The album received positive reviews from critics and helped establish Springsteen as a talented singer-songwriter.

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  • 3. 

    What did "Adam raise" in one of Bruce Springsteen's songs?

    • A.

      A Cain

    • B.

      His Fist And Ran

    • C.

      Seventh Son

    • D.

      Eve

    Correct Answer
    A. A Cain
    Explanation
    In one of Bruce Springsteen's songs, "Adam raise" refers to the biblical story of Cain and Abel. Cain was the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who became jealous of his brother Abel and ended up killing him. Therefore, the correct answer "A Cain" suggests that Adam raised Cain in one of Bruce Springsteen's songs, possibly alluding to themes of family, conflict, or biblical references in the lyrics.

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  • 4. 

    What band did Bruce Springsteen play with at the 1997 MTV Music Video Awards?

    • A.

      The Wallflowers

    • B.

      Third Eye Blind

    • C.

      Counting Crows

    • D.

      Bob Dylan

    Correct Answer
    A. The Wallflowers
    Explanation
    Bruce Springsteen played with The Wallflowers at the 1997 MTV Music Video Awards.

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  • 5. 

    What type of job does Bruce Springsteen's character have in the "I'm On Fire" video?

    • A.

      Plumber

    • B.

      Auto Mechanic

    • C.

      Taxi Driver

    • D.

      Waiter

    Correct Answer
    B. Auto Mechanic
    Explanation
    In the "I'm On Fire" video, Bruce Springsteen's character is portrayed as an auto mechanic. This can be inferred from the scenes in the video where he is seen working on cars and wearing a mechanic's uniform. The video showcases the character's job as an auto mechanic, which adds to the overall narrative and theme of the song.

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  • 6. 

    What was the first Bruce Springsteen album to use a drum machine?

    • A.

      Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ

    • B.

      Nebraska

    • C.

      Tunnel Of Love

    • D.

      Born In The USA

    Correct Answer
    C. Tunnel Of Love
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tunnel Of Love." This album, released in 1987, was the first Bruce Springsteen album to incorporate a drum machine into the music. The use of a drum machine added a different sound and texture to the songs on this album, showcasing Springsteen's willingness to experiment with his musical style.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following musicians was never a member of the E Street Band?

    • A.

      David Sancious

    • B.

      John Lyon

    • C.

      Vini Lopez

    • D.

      Nils Lofgren

    Correct Answer
    B. John Lyon
    Explanation
    John Lyon was never a member of the E Street Band. The other three musicians mentioned in the options, David Sancious, Vini Lopez, and Nils Lofgren, have all been members of the E Street Band at some point in their careers.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following Bruce Springsteen songs took home the most Grammy Awards?

    • A.

      Secret Garden

    • B.

      Streets Of Philadelphia

    • C.

      Dancing In The Dark

    • D.

      Born To Run

    Correct Answer
    B. Streets Of Philadelphia
    Explanation
    "Streets Of Philadelphia" took home the most Grammy Awards among the given Bruce Springsteen songs. This song won four Grammy Awards in 1995, including Song of the Year and Best Rock Song. It was featured in the film "Philadelphia" and became a significant hit, earning critical acclaim for its emotional lyrics and Springsteen's powerful performance. The song's success and recognition in the music industry led to its multiple Grammy wins, making it the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    How many children did Bruce Springsteen have with his first wife, Julianne Philips?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      1 Between Them, And They Also Adopted 1

    Correct Answer
    C. 0
    Explanation
    Bruce Springsteen did not have any children with his first wife, Julianne Philips.

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  • 10. 

    What is Bruce Springsteen's nickname?

    • A.

      The Boss

    • B.

      Springer

    • C.

      New Jersey Joe

    • D.

      The Great One

    Correct Answer
    A. The Boss
    Explanation
    Bruce Springsteen's nickname is "The Boss" because he is known for his strong leadership and commanding presence in the music industry. This nickname reflects his authoritative and influential role as a singer, songwriter, and performer. Springsteen's music and lyrics often touch on working-class themes, and his energetic stage presence has earned him a reputation as a charismatic and powerful performer. "The Boss" nickname has become synonymous with his name and has been used by fans and media alike to refer to him.

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  • 11. 

    What was the name of Bruce Springsteen's first wife?

    • A.

      Patti Scialfa

    • B.

      Julianne Phillips

    • C.

      Julie Brown

    • D.

      Patti Davis

    Correct Answer
    B. Julianne Phillips
    Explanation
    Julianne Phillips was the name of Bruce Springsteen's first wife.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following songs won The Boss an Oscar for the movie "Philadelphia"?

    • A.

      Streets Of Philadelphia

    • B.

      Going Back To Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Philadelphia, With Love

    • D.

      City Of Brotherly Love

    Correct Answer
    A. Streets Of Philadelphia
    Explanation
    "Streets Of Philadelphia" won The Boss (Bruce Springsteen) an Oscar for the movie "Philadelphia".

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  • 13. 

    Which Bruce Springsteen song asks where no one watches as the ambulance pulls away?

    • A.

      Darlington County

    • B.

      Badlands

    • C.

      The Promised Land

    • D.

      Jungleland

    Correct Answer
    D. Jungleland
    Explanation
    "Jungleland" is the correct answer to the question. This song by Bruce Springsteen includes the lyrics "Where the poets down here don't write nothing at all, They just stand back and let it all be". This line suggests a sense of desolation and indifference, where no one pays attention as the ambulance pulls away. Therefore, "Jungleland" is the song that asks this question.

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  • 14. 

    Which Bruce Springsteen song has the "highway jammed with broken heroes"?

    • A.

      Born To Run

    • B.

      Thunder Road

    • C.

      Born In The USA

    • D.

      Glory Days

    Correct Answer
    A. Born To Run
    Explanation
    "Born To Run" is the correct answer because it contains the lyrics "The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive." This line refers to the theme of escaping a small town and finding freedom on the open road, which is a recurring theme in Bruce Springsteen's music. The phrase "broken heroes" suggests individuals who are struggling or disillusioned, further emphasizing the desire for escape and a better life.

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  • 15. 

    "Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny" comes from which Bruce Springsteen song?

    • A.

      Born To Run

    • B.

      Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

    • C.

      Thunder Road

    • D.

      Glory Days

    Correct Answer
    B. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
    Explanation
    The line "Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny" is from the song "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" by Bruce Springsteen.

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  • 16. 

    What decade is the hit single "Cover Me" by Bruce Springsteen from?

    • A.

      Nineties

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Cover Me" by Bruce Springsteen is from the Eighties. This can be inferred from the fact that the song was released as a single in 1984, which falls within the decade of the Eighties.

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  • 17. 

    What decade is the hit single "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Nineties

    Correct Answer
    A. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen is from the Eighties. This decade refers to the 1980s, which is when the song was released and gained popularity.

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  • 18. 

    What decade is the hit single "Secret Garden" by Bruce Springsteen from?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      Sixties

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Nineties

    Correct Answer
    D. Nineties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Secret Garden" by Bruce Springsteen is from the nineties.

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  • 19. 

    Bruce Springsteen had which hit single in 1981?

    • A.

      It's Not Unusual

    • B.

      Runaway Train

    • C.

      Elevators (Me & You)

    • D.

      Hungry Heart

    Correct Answer
    D. Hungry Heart
    Explanation
    In 1981, Bruce Springsteen had a hit single titled "Hungry Heart." This song became one of his most popular and successful tracks, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Hungry Heart" showcases Springsteen's signature rock sound and heartfelt lyrics, making it a fan favorite and a significant milestone in his career.

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  • 20. 

    Bruce Springsteen had which hit single in 1984?

    • A.

      Feel Like Makin' Love

    • B.

      Dancing In The Dark

    • C.

      The Name Game

    • D.

      Don't Mess With Bill

    Correct Answer
    B. Dancing In The Dark
    Explanation
    In 1984, Bruce Springsteen had a hit single called "Dancing In The Dark". This song was released as the lead single from his album "Born in the U.S.A." and became one of his most successful songs, reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song's upbeat tempo and catchy chorus made it a popular choice among fans and helped solidify Springsteen's status as a rock icon.

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  • 21. 

    Bruce Springsteen had which hit single in 1985?

    • A.

      Whenever I Call You "Friend"

    • B.

      I'm On Fire

    • C.

      Stand By Me

    • D.

      Sloop John B

    Correct Answer
    B. I'm On Fire
    Explanation
    In 1985, Bruce Springsteen had the hit single "I'm On Fire." This song was released as the fourth single from his album "Born in the U.S.A." and became a major success, reaching the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song features a catchy melody and Springsteen's signature raspy vocals, making it one of his most recognizable and popular songs.

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  • 22. 

    Which of these songs was a hit single for Bruce Springsteen in 1997?

    • A.

      Baby (You Got What It Takes)

    • B.

      Just The Way You Are

    • C.

      Secret Garden

    • D.

      Nobody Told Me

    Correct Answer
    C. Secret Garden
    Explanation
    "Secret Garden" was a hit single for Bruce Springsteen in 1997. This song gained popularity after it was featured in the soundtrack of the film "Jerry Maguire." The romantic ballad showcases Springsteen's heartfelt vocals and poignant lyrics, making it a fan favorite. Its inclusion in a successful movie helped to further boost its popularity and solidify its status as a hit single for Springsteen in 1997.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following CDs was released by Bruce Springsteen?

    • A.

      Amnesiac

    • B.

      White Pony

    • C.

      The Rising

    • D.

      The Last Meal

    Correct Answer
    C. The Rising
    Explanation
    "The Rising" is the correct answer because it is the only option that is a CD released by Bruce Springsteen. "Amnesiac," "White Pony," and "The Last Meal" are not albums by Bruce Springsteen, therefore they are incorrect options.

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  • 24. 

    Who had a #1 hit with the Bruce Springsteen song "Blinded By The Light"?

    • A.

      America

    • B.

      Robert Gordan

    • C.

      Manfred Mann

    • D.

      Electric Light Orchestra

    Correct Answer
    C. Manfred Mann
    Explanation
    Manfred Mann had a #1 hit with the Bruce Springsteen song "Blinded By The Light." This British rock band released their version of the song in 1976, and it became a chart-topping success. Manfred Mann's rendition of "Blinded By The Light" featured a more upbeat and pop-oriented sound compared to Springsteen's original version. The band's catchy interpretation and successful promotion helped them achieve commercial success with this song.

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  • 25. 

    What is the name of the album Bruce Springsteen released in 1987?

    • A.

      Tunnel Of Love

    • B.

      The River

    • C.

      Born To Run

    • D.

      Hungry Heart

    Correct Answer
    A. Tunnel Of Love
    Explanation
    In 1987, Bruce Springsteen released an album called "Tunnel Of Love". This album featured songs like "Brilliant Disguise" and "One Step Up" which explored themes of love, relationships, and personal struggles. "Tunnel Of Love" was well-received by both critics and fans, and it showcased Springsteen's ability to evolve his sound while maintaining his signature storytelling style.

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  • 26. 

    Bruce Springsteen sings about having a wife and kids in what town in "Hungry Heart"?

    • A.

      Albany

    • B.

      Baltimore

    • C.

      Newark

    • D.

      Kingston

    Correct Answer
    B. Baltimore
    Explanation
    In the song "Hungry Heart," Bruce Springsteen sings about having a wife and kids in Baltimore. This is evident from the lyrics of the song where he mentions leaving his family behind in Baltimore and experiencing a sense of longing and emptiness.

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  • 27. 

    In the "Dancing in the Dark" video, who does Bruce Springsteen take on stage?

    • A.

      Amy Smart

    • B.

      Jennifer Aniston

    • C.

      Jennifer Beals

    • D.

      Courteney Cox

    Correct Answer
    D. Courteney Cox
    Explanation
    In the "Dancing in the Dark" video, Bruce Springsteen takes Courteney Cox on stage.

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  • 28. 

    In 1992, which two albums did Bruce Springsteen release simultaneously?

    • A.

      Tunnel Of Love And Lucky Town

    • B.

      Lucky Town And Human Touch

    • C.

      Human Touch And Tunnel Of Love

    • D.

      Nebraska And Lucky Town

    Correct Answer
    B. Lucky Town And Human Touch
    Explanation
    In 1992, Bruce Springsteen released two albums simultaneously, "Lucky Town" and "Human Touch." These albums were released together as a way for Springsteen to experiment with different musical styles and themes. "Lucky Town" showcased a more personal and introspective side of Springsteen's songwriting, while "Human Touch" incorporated a more pop-oriented sound. This dual release allowed fans to explore different facets of Springsteen's music and provided a diverse range of songs for listeners to enjoy.

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  • 29. 

    In what year was Bruce Springsteen born?

    • A.

      1949

    • B.

      1954

    • C.

      1953

    • D.

      1947

    Correct Answer
    A. 1949
    Explanation
    Bruce Springsteen was born in 1949.

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  • 30. 

    Which Bruce Springsteen song contains the line "Roy Orbison singing for the lonely"?

    • A.

      Prove It All Night

    • B.

      Badlands

    • C.

      Thunder Road

    • D.

      Growin Up

    Correct Answer
    C. Thunder Road
    Explanation
    "Thunder Road" is the correct answer because this Bruce Springsteen song contains the line "Roy Orbison singing for the lonely." The line is a reference to the famous American singer Roy Orbison, known for his emotional ballads and powerful vocals. Springsteen's inclusion of this line adds depth to the song's narrative and showcases his admiration for Orbison's talent.

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