22: Born In The U.S.A – Bruce Springsteen

NeilTop 30 - Locations

Entered Top 40s: 31 January 1985
Entry Point: 34
Highest Chart: 4
Weeks In: 16
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I am about to disappoint you, dear reader. Just about every Radio Ga Ga and Turn Up Your Radio listener that I speak to raves about the man they call The Boss but I must admit that I am not a major fan of Bruce Springsteen – sure, he has produced some great music but I just can’t get excited about going and seeing him in concert or rushing out and buying a Springsteen album. I’m not sure what it is about him – maybe it is a concern that one day he will actually burst a foofer valve while he is performing (he looks like he is going to) and I don’t want to be there to see it happen?

That said, he has written and recorded some great music over the journey, including this anthem tribute to his homeland. He deserves to carry this one into our Top 30 Songs featuring Locations Countdown.