Born in the U.S.A. (album)
Born in the U.S.A. became Bruce Springsteen’s popular breakthrough, with seven top 10 hits. Uploaded by classes.maxwell.syr.edu.
Seven albums into his amazing career, Bruce Springsteen threw his devoted fans a curve. “What’s this?” they asked. “Radio songs? Hooks? Upbeat messages? Say it ain’t so, Bruce.
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But it was, and Born in the U.S.A. was both a critical and a popular success. For the first time, mainstream audiences tuned in to hear what this Springsteen guy was all about, and they liked him. This became the top-selling album of 1985 in the U.S., spent 84 weeks in the top 10, and produced a fantastic seven top-10 singles: “Dancing in the Dark,” “Cover Me,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “I’m on Fire,” “Glory Days,” “I’m Going Down,” and “My Hometown.”
After giving rock fans a serious case of depression with the lyrically powerful but dark Nebraska album, Springsteen pivoted and gained greater commercial success than he’d ever known with Born in the U.S.A. Along with the groundbreaking Born to Run, it’s the only other Springsteen album in the top 100 of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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