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Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Which Bruce Springsteen song did you love first?

It’s a time of renewal for Bruce Springsteen fans. The rock legend has a new album out and his 2012 tour kicked off Sunday in Atlanta. The tour features a modified lineup of backing musicians (it had to, following the death of saxophonist and sidekick Clarence Clemons last year). The “Wrecking Ball” tour hits the Verizon Center in Washington on April 1.
Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band during his "Wrecking Ball" concert tour premiere on Sunday in Atlanta. (David Goldman - AP)

In other words, it’s springtime on the backstreets.

In that vein, we have a question for the Springsteen fans out there: What song caused your love for Bruce Springsteen to bloom?

Name the song — and key lyrics, if you want — and the backstory in the comments section of this post (below), and vote for your favorite posts by clicking “Recommend.” You can also nominate a favorite via Twitter by using the hashtag #welcometospringsteen.

We’ll feature some of the most popular posts next week as the E Street Band’s Washington tour stop nears.

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