Robert Gordon with Link Wray [first official version on Private Stock single]
Pointer Sisters [n°2 US, n°1 B & NL]
Jawadde [as Vrijen]
Silvia Millecam [as Brand]
Big Star [35 sec. version live in Memphis]
Heather Nova [as I'm On Fire]
Bruce wrote it for Elvis and even sent him the demo couple of weeks before he died, piling up the heap at Graceland (see also: Feels Like I'm In Love). When Elvis passed away, Springsteen gave the song to Link Wray & Elvis fan Robert Gordon, as witnessed by Eric Geevers, who played bass on Link's last three records and toured with Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding. An official Bruce version (from December '78) came with live box set 1975-1985, but he first recorded it during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town sessions, released only through bootlegs like Do I Have To Say His Name? The Jersey Devil Hits Again, along with an author's version of Because The Night. Both of these author's studio versions were saved up officially for The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (2010).