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Which Bruce Springsteen song did you love first?

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.

Related content:

View Photo Gallery: Bruce Springsteen’s new album “Wrecking Ball” explores themes of a nation’s faded promise, of its lost covenant with its workers, veterans and youth. As he was working on the album, a new book gave him the chance to write his thoughts about three decades of tough times in our nation. The following are excepts of his foreword to “Someplace Like America,” by Washington Post photographer Michael Williamson and writer Dale Maharidge, both Pulitzer Prize winners.

Watch: Springsteen sings ‘This Land Is Your Land’ at SXSW

Springsteen gives a rock history lesson


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