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The River "is a song by American singer Bruce Springsteen. It appeared on 10 October 1980 on his fifth studio album The River. In the same year, for the first time in theNetherlands as single released by CBS Records. [1A year later, the single also released in the United Kingdom . [2"The River" was never released as a single in the United States. The single came In the Top 2000 in 2011 for the first time in the top 10.

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Background[Edit]Edit

On 22 september 1979 Springsteen played for the first time "The River" during a concert at Madison Square Garden. This performance he gave in the context of No Nukes, a series of concerts that was protested against the use of nuclear energy. The song would be initially be part of the album The Ties That Bind, but Springsteen decided to extend it with some dark, rawer songs, and he called the double album The River. [3the shooting of "The River" took place in July or August 1979 in The Power Station's place in Manhattan (New York). [4]

Springsteen was when writing the text inspired by a Hank Williams's first number , called the "Long Gone Lonesome Blues". [5In the song Springsteen sings about the frustrations of life in the working class:[6"I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company. But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy. "(Dutch: "I got a job in the building at the Johnstown Company. But lately there is not much work by the economy. ").

A conversation between Springsteen and his brother-in-law was the basis for "The River". He was at the time, lost his job in the construction and to make matters worse ran his marriage on the rocks. [7Springsteen is regarded as an icon of the American working class and the trials and tribulations of this class run like a red thread through his oeuvre. [8[9with his first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey (1973) and The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973), he released atribute to this life. He then brought on Born to Run (1975) and Darkness at the Edge of Town (1978) the struggles and frustrations to the jaw. The River with the albums (1981) and Nebraska (1982) described Springsteen the despair that may have these difficulties as a result. So goes "The River" about disappointments and expectations that cannot be fulfilled: "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true. Or is it something worse " (Dutch:" Is a dream a lie if it is not true. Or is it something worse. ")

The song appeared in 1986 on the live album Live/1975-85. This recording was a recording of a concert on september 30, 1985 at the LA Coliseum. "The River" makes further part of the compilation albums Greatest Hits (1995) and The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003).

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"The River" is released as a single, several times including:

1980 -7 ", Dutch Edition (CBSA 1179)
A: "The River"-4: 59

B: "Independence Day"-4: 46

1981 -12 ", UK Edition (CBS A 13.1179)
A1: "The River"

A2: "Born To Run" B1: "Emma"

1981-7 ", UK Edition (CBS A1179)
A: "The River"-4: 59

B: "Independence Day"-4: 46

1981-7 ", French Edition (A 1356)
A: "The River"-4: 59

B: "Ramrod"-4: 04

1981-7 ", New Zealand Edition (CBS BA 222843)
A: "The River"

B: "Point Blank"

1981-7 ", Australian Edition (CBS BA 222789)
A: "The River"

B: "I'm a Rocker"

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 30-05-1981-11-07-1981
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Position: 26 18 15 12 12 15 27 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 30-05-1981-25-07-1981
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Position: 43 40 30 27 25 28 29 39 49 from

Flemish Radio 2 Top 30[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 20-06-1981 to 04-07-1981
Week: 1 2 3
Position: 26 21 29 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
The River 48 33 26 19 30 20 27 40 11 21 30 30 10 15 7


The River
Single from:

Erwin Nyhoff

Released 7 October2011
Type of carrier Music download
Recording 2011
Genre RockBallad
Tag 8Ball
Writer (s) Bruce Springsteen
Position (s) in the charts
Erwin Nyhoff
2011

Always on my mind

2011

The River

2011

Rumour has it

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Erwin Nyhoff[Edit]Edit

In the third episode of the second season of "The blind auditions" from The voice of Holland on 7 October 2011 Erwin Nyhoff sang the song The River. All four coaches turned their seat to. Nyhoff chose Angela groothuizen as coach. Then came the number available as music download . After Nyhoff in the semifinals, on 13 January 2012, went through to the final at the expense of Niels Geusebroek , the song was downloaded frequently so that the single a week later at number 83 came in the Dutch Single Top 100. During the final of The voice of Holland on 20 January brought Nyhoff performed the song again.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 21-01-2012-28-01-2012
Week: 1 2
Position: 83 80 from


The River
Single from:

Iris Of Streets

Released 10 February2012
Type of carrier Music download
Recording 2012
Genre RockBallad
Tag 8Ball
Writer (s) Bruce Springsteen
Position (s) in the charts
Iris Of Streets
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2012

The River

2012

Hurt

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Iris Of Streets[Edit]Edit

In the second live show of the first season of The Voice of Flanders sang Iris of Streets on February 10, 2012 the song The River. After the broadcast was equal the number available as a music download. A week later came the single at number 35 in in the Flemish Ultratop 50.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Flemish Ultratop 50[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 18-02-2012
Week: 1
Position: 35 from

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