High Hopes (Tim Scott McConnell song)

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"High Hopes"
Song by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from the album Blood Brothers (EP)
Released 1995
Format CD
Recorded January 1995
Genre Rock
Length 4:20
Label Columbia
Writer Tim Scott McConnell
Producer Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau

"High Hopes" is a song that was recorded by American musicians Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band during their 1995 Greatest Hits sessions and eventually released on the Blood Brothers (EP) in 1996. The song was written and originally released in 1987 by Tim Scott McConnell.[1] The song was also released on a record with McConnell's band The Havalinas in 1990.

2013 re-recording[edit]

"High Hopes"
Single by Bruce Springsteen
from the album High Hopes
Released November 25, 2013
Format CD
Recorded 2013
Studios 301, Sydney
Genre Rock
Length 4:56
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Tim Scott McConnell
Producer(s) Ron Aniello and Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen singles chronology
"Death to My Hometown"
"High Hopes"
Music video
"High Hopes" on YouTube

On November 25, 2013, Springsteen released a brand new recording of the song along with a music video which was the first single from his eighteenth studio album, High Hopes, released in January 2014.[2]


I was working on a record of some of our best unreleased material from the past decade when Tom Morello (sitting in for Steve [Van Zandt] during the Australian leg of our [Wrecking Ball Tour] tour) suggested we ought to add "High Hopes" to our live set. I had cut "High Hopes," a song by Tim Scott McConnell of the LA based Havalinas, in the 90′s. We worked it up in our Aussie rehearsals and Tom then proceeded to burn the house down with it. We re-cut it mid tour at Studios 301 in Sydney.

—Bruce Springsteen[3]


Chart (2013–14) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 36
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 30
France (SNEP)[6] 145
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 64


  1. ^ "HIGH HOPES [Original Tim Scott McConnell version]". Springsteenlyrics.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Greene, Andy (November 18, 2013). "Bruce Springsteen Releasing 'High Hopes' Single - Yahoo Music". Music.yahoo.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Springsteen, Bruce (November 25, 2013). "Bruce On 'High Hopes'". BruceSpringsteen.net. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes [2013"] (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes [2013"] (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  7. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes [2013"] Canciones Top 50. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes [2013 – swisscharts.com"]. Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved January 19, 2014.

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