There’s something infectious and totally engrossing with Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 album “Born in the U.S.A.” that we can’t just point out. Wait, we got it. It’s Bruce all along.
This installment of PYHOF is more than just a playlist feature; it’s an ode to a 1980s classic that thundered through speakers and amps during the time. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” just celebrated its 30 years and that’s some serious mileage that new artists may have a difficulty to top.
Even after three decades, numerous music industry gimmicks, piracy laws, and revamped stints; “Born in the U.S.A.” can still thump your eardrums and make your fingers do rhythmic taps on your table. From the title song to Bruce’s electrifying “Dancing in the Dark,” to the feel-good kick of “Glory Days” to the succinctly seductive “I’m on Fire,” Bruce Springsteen knew how to write songs that would satisfy even the sonic waves of the future.
Springsteen’s 1984 album may be three decades old but it’s still relevant up to now. Anyone who refuses to stomp his feet to “Born in the U.S.A.” is just selling himself short and plainly missing out.