Monday, April 22, 2024

(Watch) Bruce Springsteen’s Haunting Tribute to Soul Legends Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson with Commodores’ “Nightshift” from New Album


Bruce Springsteen dropped a second single today from his “Only the Strong Survive” album. It’s a moving cover of the Commdores’ 1984 hit, “Nightshift,” which memorialized the deaths that year of Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson.

This was the first record by the Commodores after Lionel Richie left the group, and it was big. “Nightshift” was written by the group’s lead singer, Walter Orange, with songwriting team Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde.

Bruce has the spirit in this one, he looks mesmerized. So looking forward to this album November 11th.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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