‘Born to Run: Celebrating Springtime for Springsteen

All the hubbub over the anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen’s breakthrough #1 album ‘Born to Run’ overlooks a few important facts: 1) the song itself only reached number 23 on the Billboard charts, and 2) the song is itself only Bruce’s 15th most successful, and 3) Springsteen has NEVER had a number one song–EVER.  For the cognoscenti, yes, it was a breakthrough album, and for Springsteen himself…ditto, BUT just by the facts and figures of singles and jingles in an era of album-oriented rock, it was hardly earth-shattering or ground-shaking. You had to be there to appreciate it, I think…

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