HUNGRY HEART

Live 28 Dec 1980 version


Alright!
One two!

Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack
I went out for a ride and I never went back
Like a river that don't know where it's flowing
I took a wrong turn and I just kept going

Everybody's got a hungry heart
Everybody's got a hungry heart
Lay down your money and you play your part
Everybody's got a hu-hu-hungry heart

Whoa! Right!

I got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack
I went out for a ride and I never went back
Like a river that don't know where it's flowing
I took a wrong turn and I just kept going

Everybody's got a hungry heart
Everybody's got a hungry heart
Lay down your money and you play your part
Everybody's got a hu-hu-hungry heart
Oh yeah

I met her in a Kingstown bar
We fell in love I knew it had to end
We took what we had, we ripped it apart
Now here I am down in Kingstown again
Come on!

(Everybody's got a hungry heart)
Oh yeah!
(Everybody's got a hungry heart)
Oh yeaaah
(Lay down your money and you play your part)
Alright!
(Everybody's got a hu-hu) hungry heart

Everybody needs a place to rest
Everybody wants to have a home
Don't make no difference what nobody says
Ain't nobody like to be alone, whoa ho ho

Everybody's got a hungry heart
Everybody's got a hungry heart
Lay down your money and you play your part
Everybody's got a hu (hungry heart)
Once more!
(Everybody's got a hungry heart)
Ooh yeah!
(Everybody's got a hungry heart)
Ooh yeah!
(Lay down your money and you play your part)
Alright!
(Everybody's got a hungry heart)
Ooh yeah, oh yeaaah
La la la la la la
Ooh hungry yeah
La la la la la la
Oh yeaaah
La la la la la la
Oh yeaaah
La la la la la la
Come on!
(La la la la la la)
(La la la la la la)


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 28 Dec 1980 performance of HUNGRY HEART at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, during The River Tour. The song was played in a full-band arrangement and featured a guest appearance by Flo and Eddie who provided backing vocals. The parts in bold are sung by the crowd. The parts between parentheses are sung by Flo and Eddie. This live 28 Dec 1980 performance of HUNGRY HEART was included on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986.

The 28 Dec 1980 Show

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band rounded up the 1980 leg of The River Tour with three concerts at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on 28, 29, and 31 Dec 1980. The three shows were recorded live in the Record Plant Remote truck by Toby Scott, assisted by David Bianco and Jim Scott, and later became one of the main sources for the Live/1975-85 box set which includes six recordings from these shows. Four additional recordings were released as B-sides and on compilation albums.

Ticket stub for the 28 Dec 1980 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Ticket stub for the 28 Dec 1980 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

  1. MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY
  2. BADLANDS
  3. TWO HEARTS
  4. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  5. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  6. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  7. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN
  8. FACOTRY
  9. THE PROMISED LAND
  10. OUT IN THE STREET
  11. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
  12. THE RIVER
  13. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  14. THUNDER ROAD
  15. CADILLAC RANCH
  16. HUNGRY HEART
  17. SHERRY DARLING
  18. FIRE
  19. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  20. 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
  21. FOR YOU
  22. STOLEN CAR
  23. WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
  24. POINT BLANK
  25. THE TIES THAT BIND
  26. RAMROD
  27. YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
  28. BACKSTREETS
  29. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  30. SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
  31. JUNGLELAND
  32. BORN TO RUN
  33. DETROIT MEDLEY

The Live/1975-85 Box Set

With the Born In The U.S.A. album and tour, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band reached the highest level of rock stardom. Columbia Records was expecting a follow up studio album and tour that would, like it's predecessor, achieve a huge commercial success. Instead, Springsteen released Live/1975-85, an over-three-hours-and-a-half-long live compilation album consisting of 40 tracks recorded at various concerts between 1975 and 1985.

Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85

The set was produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, and Bruce Springsteen, and hit the stores on 10 Nov 1986. It was released as a box set with either five vinyl records, three cassettes, or three CDs. Live/1975-85 is the first album to be credited to "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band" instead of "Bruce Springsteen" only.

The highly-anticipated live album generated advance orders of more than 1.5 million copies, making it the largest dollar-volume pre-order in the history of the record business at the time. Record stores around the country found fans waiting in line on Monday morning before opening and one New York store reportedly sold the album right off the back of the delivery truck. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart and also became the first five-record set to reach the top 10 and the first to sell over a million copies. Live/1975-85 is the second-best-selling live album in U.S. history based on RIAA certification. It has been certified by the RIAA for 13 times platinum, trailing only Garth Brooks' Double Live.

Disc 1 (CD format):

1.THUNDER ROADRecorded live on 18 Oct 1975 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
2.ADAM RAISE A CAINRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
3.SPIRIT IN THE NIGHTRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
4.4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)Recorded live on 31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
5.PARADISE BY THE "C"Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
6.FIRERecorded live on 16 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
7.GROWIN' UPRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
8.IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITYRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
9.BACKSTREETSRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
10.ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
11.RAISE YOUR HANDRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
12.HUNGRY HEARTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
13.TWO HEARTSRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Disc 2 (CD format):

1.CADILLAC RANCHRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
2.YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)Recorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
3.INDEPENDENCE DAYRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
4.BADLANDSRecorded live on 05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
5.BECAUSE THE NIGHTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
6.CANDY'S ROOMRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
7.DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWNRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
8.RACING IN THE STREETRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
9.THIS LAND IS YOUR LANDRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
10.NEBRASKARecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
11.JOHNNY 99Recorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
12.REASON TO BELIEVERecorded live on 19 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.BORN IN THE U.S.A.Recorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
14.SEEDSRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

Disc 3 (CD format):

1.THE RIVERRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
2.WARRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
3.DARLINGTON COUNTYRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
4.WORKING ON THE HIGHWAYRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
5.THE PROMISED LANDRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
6.COVER MERecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
7.I'M ON FIRERecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
8.BOBBY JEANRecorded live on 21 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
9.MY HOMETOWNRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
10.BORN TO RUNRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
11.NO SURRENDERRecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
12.TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUTRecorded live on 20 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.JERSEY GIRLRecorded live on 09 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Other Official Releases

Besides its release on the Live/1975-85 box set, the live 28 Dec 1980 version of HUNGRY HEART can also be found on eight Bruce Springsteen samplers.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85

LP - Columbia (CAS 2543) - USA, 1986
LP - CBS (12CDN 324) - Canada, 1986
LP - CBS (SAMP 1104) - Holland, 1986
LP - CBS (SAMP 1104) - Spain, 1986

Promotional sampler compiling 8 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live (Argentina LP issue)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live

LP - CBS (70.015) - Argentina, 1986
MC - CBS (170015) - Argentina, 1986
MC - CBS (8283-4) - Uruguay, 1986

Promotional sampler compiling 10 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set.


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The "Live" / The Legend Comes Alive

LP - CBS/Sony (XDAP 93156) - Japan, 1986
MC - CBS/Sony (XDKP 93022) - Japan, 1986

Promotional release compiling 10 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set. The cassette tape issue is extremely rare and features a different artwork.

Bruce Springsteen -- Ao Vivo (LP issue)
Bruce Springsteen -- Ao Vivo

LP - CBS (177.127/1-464061) - Brazil, 1986
LP - CBS (CS-10624) - Venezuela, 1986
MC - CBS (77.127/4-464061) - Brazil, 1986
CD - CBS (700.268/2-464061) - Brazil, 1991

Sampler compiling 10 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set. The Venezuela issue, which features the same overall packaging as the Brazil one, is appropriately titled "En Vivo" (Spanish) instead of "Ao Vivo" (Portuguese).

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85

LP - AFRTS (P-23957 RL 50-6) - USA, 1986

12-inch sampler compiling 6 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set, manufactured and distributed by the U.S. military's "Armed Forces Radio And Television Service" for library rental at overseas Army bases.

Bruce Springsteen -- Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen -- Bruce Springsteen

7" EP - CBS (SSC 6011) - South Africa, 1987

Promotional sampler compiling 4 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Future Of Rock'n'Roll / 70's To 80's
Bruce Springsteen -- The Future Of Rock'n'Roll / 70's To 80's

2xCD - CBS/Sony (XADP 90009~10) - Japan, 1988

Japan-only promotional 2-CD set sampler compiling 28 tracks from Springsteen's first nine albums plus two 1988 live B-sides.
Bruce Springsteen -- Tougher Than The Rest
Bruce Springsteen -- Tougher Than The Rest

CD - Columbia (XPCD 192) - UK, 1992

UK-only promotional CD sampler issued in limited quantities to tie in with the 1992 Wembley shows and contains 16 tracks from Springsteen's albums up to 1992.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HUNGRY HEART on this website:

HUNGRY HEART [Album version]
HUNGRY HEART [Live 28 Dec 1980 version]
HUNGRY HEART [Live 19 Nov 1984 version]
HUNGRY HEART [Live 10 Jul 1992 version]
HUNGRY HEART [Live 28 Oct 1999 version]
HUNGRY HEART [Live 09 Aug 2003 version]

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