Written by Narada Michael Walden
(who also produced the track) and Jeffrey Cohen, this ebullient duet between Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne is a testament to long-lasting friendship. Clemons was already well known as the saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band – with wailing solos on "Born To Run
" and "Jungleland
," among others – but decided to try a solo effort while The Boss was still riding high from the massive success of Born in the U.S.A.
The move paid off with two hit singles: "You're A Friend Of Mine" and "I Wanna Be Your Hero."