I have never been a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen (I know, I know, don't throw stuff at me, it happens, not everyone can worship him). The only song of his that I actually really really liked was "Hungry Heart" (I bought the 45 of that in 8th grade I think).
Thanks to the Columbia House Record and Tape Club, I probably have a copy of Born in the USA around somewhere although I know it's not a record I would have picked up under any other circumstances than as part of a Columbia House order!!
In recent years, I've found myself enjoying The River and Tunnel of Love more and more. Many years ago, I remember hearing "tougher than the rest" for the first time, as a cover by Everything But The Girl. I loved their version of it. It's a great pop song.
Another pop group, one I love love love, Camera Obscura also covered it. It's a sweet treatment, I'm sure that Bruce himself must approve. I certainly do.