COMPARE AND CONTRAST: Fire from The Pointers; Fire from The Boss

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Tonight’s Throwback LOVE TRACK is noted as one of the best love songs of the late ’70s, and one of the signature songs of The Pointer Sisters.

While Bruce Springsteen purists know that he’s the pen behind the lyrics and the music, both Bruce and the Pointers gave it their all on this one.

The release became the sisters’ first gold single, and a #2 hit in the winter of 1979.

 

 

And while Bruce’s version wasn’t a chart hit, it’s still a concert staple today.

 

We’re not going to choose our favorite – that’s the tough part – we’ll leave it up to YOU.  But what we will do is enjoy these two songs together – and see a little bit of how a song written one way can be interpreted in two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ways – and yet so AMAZINGLY interpreted.

 

Here’s to that.  Because THAT… is FIRE.