FlinterFile: Bruce Springsteen- Streets Of Philadelphia

The movie Philadelphia, about a man dying of AIDS, was released in 1993.The director, Jonathan Demme, had made the first scene of the movie and asked Neil Young to make a song for it, something like the song Southern Man. Neil Young made a song, Philadelphia, but Demme would use it in the end, so he still needed a song to open the movie. He knew Bruce Springsteen from the clip for Sun City and called him. Springsteen worked on a song about the death of a friend, but it didn’t fit on a rock beat and sent the song as he had it to Demme, who liked it. And that’s the song we now know. In the US, it was number 9 and in the UK it was his biggest hit, making number 2. Enjoy

Bruce Springsteen- Streets Of Philadelphia

Posted on August 20, 2017, in 1990-1999, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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