Human Touch (Bruce Springsteen song)

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"Human Touch"
Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch - coverart - II.jpg
Single by Bruce Springsteen
from the album Human Touch
B-side "Souls of the Departed"
Released March 21, 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single
Recorded June 18, 1990; A&M Studio
Genre Soft rock
Length 6:28
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bruce Springsteen
Producer(s) Roy Bittan, Jon Landau
Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen singles chronology
"Spare Parts"
"Human Touch"
"57 Channels (And Nothin' On)"

"Human Touch" is a song recorded by the American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. It was the first single from the album of the same name and was released in 1992. The song topped the chart in Norway and was also a top ten hit in many countries, including the Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, and Switzerland. In the U.S., the song reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (charting as a double A-side with "Better Days"), and topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for three weeks. The song features future American Idol judge Randy Jackson on bass guitar and Toto's Jeff Porcaro on drums. It is sometimes played by Springsteen and the E Street Band in concert despite their having been dismissed at the time of the original recording.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Human Touch" — 6:28
  2. "Souls of the Departed" — 4:16
  3. "Long Goodbye" — 3:26
7" single
  1. "Human Touch" — 6:28
  2. "Souls of the Departed" — 4:16



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 17
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 19
Dutch Top 40[2] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 4
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 20
German Singles Chart[1] 15
Irish Singles Chart[4] 4
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[5] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 4
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 4
UK Singles Chart[6] 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[7] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Dutch Top 40[2] 86

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Human Touch", in various singles charts (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  2. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  4. ^ Irish Single Chart Archived 2010-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  5. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  7. ^ a b c Billboard (Retrieved January 12, 2009)

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