#546 Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen makes his fourth appearance out of five on the list. Everyone who knows music knows which album he released in 1984. I did not know his music until this point in history. I grew to like him from this point and forward. It was a gradual appreciation. Born in the U.S.A. is Springsteen’s most commercially successful album, in fact, it is one of the most successful records ever.

The first song that made me like Springsteen was “I’m on Fire” and secondly was the first single released from the album “Dancing in the Dark“. My feelings for his music worked backwards. I never really like the title single until much later in his career. Even now that I am doing this list of 1001 Albums, I have become a bigger fan.

Messages keeps gettin’ clearer
Radio’s on and I’m movin’ ’round my place
I check my look in the mirror
Wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
Man, I ain’t gettin’ nowhere

There is one terrible song on this album, “Glory Days“. I hate that song.

This album is extremely commercial sounding compared to his previous albums, but it is still great. The music draws you in, but it’s the lyrics that sting. He is us and we are him. The Boss knows what we feel and he shows us that he feels it too. 9.5/10.

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