50 Years, 50 Albums 1984: Bruce Springsteen ‘Born in the U.S.A.’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1984: Bruce Springsteen ‘Born in the U.S.A.’

Tough choice for this week’s 50 Years, 50 Albums. We had the 9th studio album from Scorpions Love at First Sting, which is a great follow up to their previous album Blackout, the U.S. introduction to the band. We also had the 5th studio album from the Cars Heartbeat City, which had six great singles including the song “Drive”, one of Benjamin Orr’s greatest vocal performance. But the year 1984 really belonged to Bruce Springsteen’s 7th studio album Born in the U.S.A. All 12 tracks on that album are the most recognizable “Bruce” songs out there, from the misinterpreted title song to everything else. Dare we say a perfect album? Yes. Selling over 30 million copies it was Springsteen’s most commercially successful album and one of the highest selling albums ever. Most rock critics consider it one of the greatest albums of all time.

Learn more about the album:

What Does ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ Really Mean?

How Bruce Springsteen Wrote and Recorded ‘Born In The U.S.A.

How Bruce Springsteen’s Anti-Vietnam Anthem Got Lost In Translation

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