TOUGHER THAN THE REST

Album version


Well it's Saturday night, you're all dressed up in blue
I been watching you a while, maybe you been watching me too
So somebody ran out, left somebody's heart in a mess
Well if you're looking for love, honey I'm tougher than the rest

Some girls they want a handsome Dan or some good looking Joe
On their arm, some girls like a sweet talking Romeo
Well 'round here baby, I learned you get what you can get
So if you're rough enough for love, honey I'm tougher than the rest

The road is dark and it's a thin thin line
But I want you to know I'll walk it for you any time
Maybe your other boyfriends couldn't pass the test
Well if you're rough and ready for love, honey I'm tougher than the rest

Well it ain't no secret I've been around a time or two
Well I don't know baby, maybe you've been around too
Well there's another dance, all you gotta do is say yes
And if you're rough and ready for love, honey I'm tougher than the rest
If you're rough enough for love, baby I'm tougher than the rest

Hoo hoo hoo
Hoo-hoo


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Info

TOUGHER THAN THE REST is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1987 album Tunnel Of Love. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of TOUGHER THAN THE REST.

The album version of TOUGHER THAN THE REST was included on The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition) compilation album.

Composition And Recording

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Tunnel Of Love

Tunnel Of Love is Bruce Springsteen's eighth studio album. It was released on 06 Oct 1987 on Columbia Records. It was recorded between January and July 1987 at Thrill Hill East, Springsteen's home studio in Colts Neck, NJ.

Bruce Springsteen -- Tunnel Of Love
Bruce Springsteen -- Tunnel Of Love

The album features 12 tracks and clocks at 46:25. It is produced by produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and Chuck Plotkin.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album released as part of Sony BMG'S (previously Sony Music Entertainment) series of "Essential" sets. According to Springsteen's liner notes comments, the collection was intended as an introduction to his music for new fans who attended shows on The Rising Tour.

The collection is fundamentally a 2-disc set (clocking at 153:37) compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Live In New York City release. A 3-disc limited edition (clocking at 201:04) was also released. It includes a bonus third disc comprising of a selection of rarities and previously unreleased recordings.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was released on 11 Nov 2003 on Columbia Records. It debuted and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart where it spent 13 weeks. It also reached #28 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was awarded certified gold and platinum records by the RIAA on 16 Dec 2003.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was reissued on 16 Oct 2015, this time as a 2-disc set (clocking at 156:25) with an updated track list, compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Greatest Hits (1995 edition) collection. This 2015 reissue features remastered tracks not found in that form on other Springsteen releases.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)

Other Official Releases

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The album version of TOUGHER THAN THE REST was included on some various artists albums.

Various artists -- Kuschelrock 16
Various artists -- Kuschelrock 16

2xCD - Sony Music Media (SMM 508453 2) - Germany, 2002
2xCD - Sony Music Media (SMM 508453 9) - Germany, 2002
2xCD - Sony BMG (88697 27181 2) - Germany, 2008
Various artists -- KuschelRock 16 Geschenk-Edition
Various artists -- KuschelRock 16 Geschenk-Edition

2xCD - Sony Music Media (SMM 508453 6) - Germany, 2002
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 14
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 14

2xCD - Sony Music Media (SMM 5096922) - Belgium, 1997
Various artists -- Χρυσές Μπαλάντες 9
Various artists -- Χρυσές Μπαλάντες 9

2xCD - Columbia (COL 510523 2) - Greece, 2002

Other versions of TOUGHER THAN THE REST were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- LA Sports Arena, California 1988
The live 23 Apr 1988 version of TOUGHER THAN THE REST was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Christic Shows, November 16 & 17, 1990
The live 17 Nov 1990 version of TOUGHER HAN THE REST was released on The Christic Shows, November 16 & 17, 1990 official live download in 2016.

Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Covers

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Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - Totem Records (TTM 480499 2) - Italy, 1995

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. TOUGHER THAN THE REST is performed by Luca Barbarossa and Alexi Lalas.
Richard Coleman -- I Can't Believe It's Not... Bruce Springsteen
Richard Coleman -- I Can't Believe It's Not... Bruce Springsteen

CD - Pegasus (ICBINCD 047) - Germany, 2001

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Studio 99 -- Born In The USA: Springsteen - A Tribute
Studio 99 -- Born In The USA: Springsteen - A Tribute

CD - Going For A Song (GFS402) - UK, 2001

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume One
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume One

CD - Uncut (2003 04A) - UK, 2003

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a free CD (volume 1 of 2) issued exclusively with the April 2003 issue of Uncut magazine. TOUGHER THAN THE REST is performed by The Mendoza Line.
New Jersey All Stars -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
New Jersey All Stars -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - Cedar (1402) - Europe, 2004

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Studio Group -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol 2
Studio Group -- A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol 2

Digital album - Charly Records (no catalog number) - unknown country, 2006

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Mark Wright -- Real World: The Bruce Springsteen Project
Mark Wright -- Real World: The Bruce Springsteen Project

CD - Revolver (REV XD 271) - UK, 2008

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Andrew Nicholson -- Driving All Night: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Volume II
Andrew Nicholson -- Driving All Night: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Volume II

CD - no label (no catalog number) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Pop Royals -- Sing The Hits Of Bruce Springsteen
The Pop Royals -- Sing The Hits Of Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Marathon Media (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2009

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Wave Pictures -- Play Some Pool
The Wave Pictures -- Play Some Pool

CD-R - Where It's At Is Where You Are (no catalog number) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a free disc included with the label's "Girls In Their Summer Clothes / If I Should Fall Behind" 7-inch single.
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set

Digital album - Planet Music (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was also released the same year as three separate volumes: Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 1 1973-1985, Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 2 1980-1989, and Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 3 1990-2009. A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set however includes two tracks not found on the three separate volumes. In 2012, the same tracks found on A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set were distributed over three download-only digital Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp tribute albums: Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 1, Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 2, and Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 3.
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Big Eye Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- It's Boss Time
Various artists -- It's Boss Time

10" EP - Badlands Record Company (bad10012) - UK, 2011

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute EP. It's a limited edition release sold exclusively at independent stores that participated in the 4th annual "Record Store Day" campaign (16 Apr 2011). TOUGHER THAN THE REST is performed by Danny & The Champions Of The World.
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 1
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 1

Digital album - Zulu (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Rock Riff Tones -- We Love (A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen)
Rock Riff Tones -- We Love (A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen)

Digital album - Devoted Music (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2013

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Boo Hoo & The Burning Hell -- Sing For The Lonely
Boo Hoo & The Burning Hell -- Sing For The Lonely

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Germany, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo -- Songs Beneath The River
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo -- Songs Beneath The River

10" EP - Everyone Sang (ES141V) - UK, 2014

This is a Record Store Day exclusive release.
New Tribute Kings -- World Allstars - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Hits
New Tribute Kings -- World Allstars - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Hits

Digital album - Legacy Records (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2014

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)

CD - COAAST-TMP (no catalog number) - Germany, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. TOUGHER THAN THE REST is performed by East Blues Experience.
Moa Holmsten -- Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythm
Moa Holmsten -- Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythm

CD - Fill In The Blank Records (no catalog number) - USA, 2015

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Rob Hirsch -- A Tribute To The Boss
Rob Hirsch -- A Tribute To The Boss

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Austria, 2015

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Las Vaquitas Son Ajenas: Visión Social y Politica de Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Las Vaquitas Son Ajenas: Visión Social y Politica de Bruce Springsteen

CD EP - no label (no catalog number) - Argentina, 2016

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute EP. TOUGHER THAN THE REST is performed by Untoke.
Various artists -- Songs Of Springsteen: A Covers Collection From 105.7 The Hawk's Bruce Brunch
Various artists -- Songs Of Springsteen: A Covers Collection From 105.7 The Hawk's Bruce Brunch

10" EP - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2016

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute EP. TOUGHER THAN THE REST is a live version performed by Emily Grove.

Available Versions

List of available versions of TOUGHER THAN THE REST on this website:

TOUGHER THAN THE REST [Album version]
TOUGHER THAN THE REST [Live 27 Apr 1988 version]

Page last updated: 18 Jan 2017