BRUCE SPRINSTEEN: Born in the USA #1 this week in 1985
Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. was the number-one album this week in 1985. The Jersey Shore rocker outpaced Madonna's Like a Virgin, Prince's Purple Rain soundtrack and Foreigner's Agent Provocateur.
- Released on June 4th, 1984.
- It was just the second number-one album of his career (The River had been his first.)
- Seven singles were released from the album, and all received substantial airplay. "Dancing in the Dark" was the first; "My Hometown" was the last.
- Annie Leibovitz's cover photo depicts Springsteen's backside against the backdrop of an American flag.
- It was the number-one album of 1985 and the best seller of Bruce's career.
- Nominated for Album of the Year, it lost the Grammy to Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down.
- Rolling Stone ranked it number-85 on its 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The Boss remains America's most important rock and roll artists. His current Springsteen on Broadway one-man show is totally sold out and fetching the highest ticket prices in New York. Having already extended its run, the show will go through at least June.
We love The Boss and we love the 80's!