Bruce Springsteen has teased his new cover of the Commodores‘ 1985 classic “Nightshift.” The track, which will officially drop on Friday (October 14th), will be included on his upcoming covers collection, Only The Strong Survives, which will be released on November 11th.
“Nightshift,” which pays tribute to such soul legends as Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson, was the band’s first hit after frontman and primary songwriter Lionel Richie left the band. The tune, which was co-written by drummer Walter Orange, was sung by him and Richie’s replacement J.D. Nicholas.
“Nightshift” peaked at Number Three on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at Number Two on the Adult Contemporary chart, and hit Number One on the magazine’s Hot Black Singles list.
The tracklisting to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Only The Strong Survive‘:
“Only The Strong Survive”
“Soul Days” – with Sam Moore
“Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”
“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”
“Turn Back The Hands Of Time”
“When She Was My Girl”
“Hey, Western Union Man”
“I Wish It Would Rain”
“Don’t Play That Song”
“Any Other Way”
“I Forgot To Be Your Lover” – with Sam Moore
“7 Rooms Of Gloom”
“What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted”
“Someday We’ll Be Together”
CHECK IT OUT: A clip of Bruce Springsteen performing “NIghtshift”: