Secret Garden (Bruce Springsteen song)

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"Secret Garden"
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Single by Bruce Springsteen
from the album Greatest Hits
A-side "Secret Garden"
B-side "Thunder Road" (live)
Released April 11, 1995
Format CD
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:30
Label Sony
Songwriter(s) Bruce Springsteen
Producer(s) Bruce Springsteen
Jon Landau
Chuck Plotkin
Bruce Springsteen singles chronology
"Streets of Philadelphia"
(1994)
"Secret Garden"
(1995)
"Hungry Heart"
(1995)
"Streets of Philadelphia"
(1994)
"Secret Garden"
(1995)
"Hungry Heart"
(1995)

"Secret Garden" is a 1995 single by Bruce Springsteen. It was originally released February 27, 1995 on his Greatest Hits album on Columbia Records. Upon its initial release it peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Secret Garden" was re-released on April 11, 1997, through Sony Records as a two track single, of which also featured a live version of "Thunder Road". (An EP was also released in 1995, featuring two versions of "Secret Garden" ("album" and "string"), live versions of "Murder Incorporated" and "Thunder Road" and the original version of "Pink Cadillac" from "Greatest Hits.") This re-issue returned the song to the Hot 100, where it peaked at number 19 and is Springsteen's final Top 20 hit in the United States to date.[1]

The song gained much of its popularity after being featured on the soundtrack for the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire peaking at No. 12 and No. 15 on the Adult Top 40 and Top 40 Mainstream respectively.[1]

"Secret Garden" was also featured in the film Night at the Roxbury.

The song has been performed only a handful of times live. It was performed three times in 1995 in New York, and one time on the Reunion Tour in 2000. The song returned to the setlist once in 2013 when Springsteen performed it in the UK. After a three-year hiatus, Springsteen performed it twice in 2016 in New Jersey and Washington DC, and once in 2017 in Brisbane, Australia.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Secret Garden" – 4:29
  2. "Secret Garden - string version" – 4:38
  3. "Murder Incorporated - live version" – 5:50
  4. "Thunder Road - Live" – 5:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995-1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 9
Canadian RPM Top Singles 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 14
German Singles Chart 66
Irish Singles Chart 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 29
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 19
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 5
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 12
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[9] 15

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[10] 83
End of year chart (1997) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[11] 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic Bruce Springsteen chart history
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bruce Springsteen – Secret Garden". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bruce Springsteen" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bruce Springsteen: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bruce Springsteen Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Bruce Springsteen Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Bruce Springsteen Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Bruce Springsteen Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1995". RPM. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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