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04th Jun 2014

Classic Album Of The Week: Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA… 30 Years On And It’s Still Boss

Today, June 4th, marks the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest rock albums ever!

Today, June 4th, marks the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest rock albums ever.

Yes, the Boss’ seventh studio album, ‘Born in the U.S.A.’, is three decades old and sounds just as great now as it did when it was first released.

To celebrate this Bruce Springsteen milestone we thought it only right to dedicate this week’s Classic Album to the musical icon.


With its phenomenal title track later becoming a Springsteen anthem, it really doesn’t come as much of a surprise that ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ was his biggest-selling album of all time – what will shock many music fans however, is the fact that despite this piece of work producing hits such as ‘I’m On Fire‘ and ‘Dancing In The Dark‘, Springsteen failed to reach the top spot and throughout his incredible career has never had a number one hit. Ever.

Last year Bruce and The E Street Band finished up their epic World Tour here on the emerald isle and we put together 18 reasons to love the boss, this record is number 19.

Several of the biggest names in music have covered hits from the album over the last 30 years, but as far as we’re concerned, many can try imitate but there’s simply no beating the Boss.

It was a tough task trying to dwindle it down but we managed it, here are our three favourite tracks from the record.

I’m On Fire

Dancing In The Dark

Born In The USA

Previous Classic Albums Of The Week
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours
Kanye West’s ‘College Dropout
Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe
AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’
Damien Rice’s ‘O’
Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’
The Smith’s ‘The Queen Is Dead’
The Waterboys’ ‘Fisherman’s Blues’

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