Bruce Springsteen Covers Another Soul Classic With ‘Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)’ Music Video

Ben E. King tribute appears on the Boss’s new album, “Only the Strong Survive”

October 28, 2022

Bruce Springsteen delivers another dose of heart and soul with his new music video for “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” a song off his forthcoming covers album “Only the Strong Survive.”

The black-and-white music video sees the iconic rocker singing passionately on stage while supported by his band and back-up singers. Always ready to mingle with his mesmerized audience, the Boss eventually tosses his jacket aside and dances with his fans.

Written by Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson, “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” was first recorded in 1962 by soul singer (and Nelson’s husband) Ben E. King. Aretha Franklin turned it into a chart topper when she released her own version in 1970.

The song is the third single off “Only the Strong Survive,” preceded by Bruce’s covers of Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” and the Commodores’ “Nightshift.” Arriving in November, the 15-track album is the Boss’s 21st studio album and second covers album, following his folk-filled 2006 effort “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.”

As listeners no doubt remember, Howard recently announced Bruce is all set to make his greatly anticipated Stern Show debut to promote “Only the Strong Survive.” “He’s gonna bring his guitar. We’re going to sit. We’re going to talk. It’s going to be very nice,” Howard said of the upcoming appearance.

Bruce Springsteen’s “Only the Strong Survive” arrives Nov. 11. Catch his Stern Show debut Monday morning only on Howard 100.

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