Prove It All Night

Album: Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
Charted: 33
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  • The first single off Darkness On The Edge Of Town. The album was released after a legal battle with his first manager, Mike Appel, kept Springsteen from recording for almost 3 years.
  • Springsteen has said the message he was trying to convey in this song is: "Success requires sacrifice." It is one of the songs on Darkness On The Edge Of Town that implies you have to work for the hopes and dreams spelled out in the songs on Born To Run.
  • This plays well at large live shows due to its powerful opening guitar riff and explosive sax solo.
  • Took 49 takes to record.
  • In 1978, Springsteen set out with some friends to graffiti one of his own billboards. They wanted to give Bruce a mustache, but ended up spray painting "Prove It All Night" over his face.
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Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 23rd 1978, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their 117 show 'Darkness Tour' at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York...
    Twelve days later on June 4th, 1978 "Prove It All Night" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart as position #80; six weeks later on July 16th, 1978 it would peak at #33 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 9 weeks...
    Was track four of side two on his fourth studio album, "Darkness On the Edge of Town", and the seventh song of his 22 song set at the Shea's Performing Arts Center.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny*** 'But if dreams came true, oh, wouldn't that be nice' ***
    On June 2nd 1978, Columbia Records released Bruce's fourth studio album 'Darkness On The Edge of Town'...
    It peaked at #5 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart...
    Two tracks were released as singles; "Prove It All Night" (it peaked at #33 on July 16th, 1978) and "Badlands" (reached #42 on September 17th, 1978)...
    (Never sign a contract on the hood of a car)!!!
  • Larry from Detroit, MiMy all time favorite song from "The Boss"...
  • Mark from Worcester, MiThat's okay Scott in St Louis. It works. Nothing wrong with a clean ass. In fact that might be a better place to start.
  • Ruth from North Attleboro, MaThis is thee cassette they had just switched from 8 tracks in '78. I was 15 and this CD blew me away as did Bruce that Nov. in Providence, RI!
    However I just took this song as a gf/bf/song, it never made sense that way. But I have so many spins on his music. Darkness was really hot. Deep and sensual.
  • Scott from St. Louis, MoI always thought the opening line was "I've been working real hard trying to get my ass clean."
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