5. ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce SpringsteenBorn To Run

The Boss’ premier anthem for the road, ‘Born to Run’ is an adrenaline rush from start to finish. A chrome-wheeled, last-chance saloon drama of two lovestruck misfits aiming to escape their unforgiving town and hit the road for good, ‘Born To Run’ drips with sheer desperation. And the music more than matches the couple’s restless yearning. Bruce & The E Street Band throw everything but the kitchen sink in to create one of the definitive road songs. The late Clarence Clemons’ thrilling sax solo is perhaps the highlight of the entire piece. An epic track that must be played at full volume.

Available on: Bruce Springsteen Born To Run (Columbia, 1975).