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Tougher Than The Rest by Bruce Springsteen

Album: Tunnel of LoveReleased: 1987Charted:
  • This song finds Springsteen telling his lover that he will find a way to stick it out and be there for her.
  • This was one of the few Springsteen songs to sell better in England than the US.
  • This was the third single off Tunnel Of Love, an album recorded while Springsteen's first marriage, to Julianne Phillips, was in trouble.
  • Springsteen recorded this in his home studio in Rumson, New Jersey.
  • Emmylou Harris covered this in 1990. UK group Everything But The Girl covered it in 1992, and Country singer Chris LeDoux recorded it for his 1994 album Haywire. >>
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    Julian - Oakland, AR
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Comments: 10

When I first got Tunnel Of Love in '87 and heard this I knew he was in trouble with his marriage..Jim - Long Beach, Ca
Chris LeDoux is the country singer you're referring to. Great version as well.Julian - Oakland, Ar
This is a song that gets better as I get older, the video is fantastic (which I hadn't seen til recently). Powerful lyrics...Tim - Springfield, Il
Covered by a country and western singer. I forget the name but it fit with the bullrider image.Bruce - Johnstown, Pa
It's still a good song, though!Matthew - Milford, Ma
...Darn, I was expecting a more energetic beat...Matthew - Milford, Ma
Bruce can write about love without being all whiny. If only all young dudes would listen to this things would go a lot smoother with their relationships. It take a MAN to handle all that gets thrown at you. HONEST SONG!Dave - San Antonio, Tx
What a song. "Maybe your other boyfriends couldn't pass the test" what a line, and it hit home with so many of my relationships when I was younger. Chimes of Freedom album has a great live version on there.Josh - Terre Haute, In
This song was the best pick up line the world has ever seen. Try watching an old concert video and have a look at the looks Bruce sends Patti while doing this song!Roy - Bergen, Norway
A Beautiful love song, one of the few love songs I actually like.Kyle - Belleville, Canada
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