Today in Music: 6/4/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: Born in the U.S.A, the seventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, was released on June 4, 1984. The album was recorded at The Power Station and Hit Factory studios in New York City and produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Steven Van Zandt and Springsteen. Born in the U.S.A achieved massive commercial success, selling over 30 million copies and producing seven top ten singles: “Dancing in the Dark”, “Cover Me”, “Born in the U.S.A.”, “Glory Days”, “I’m Goin’ Down”, and “My Hometown”. The album showed Springsteen embracing a more mainstream sound than on his previous releases. The title track became one of Bruce Springsteen’s most misunderstood songs. The chorus of the song gives the illusion of a positive, patriotic anthem but the lyrics actually depict the difficulties and margilization of working class Vietnam veterans returning home. Born in the U.S.A. was the best-selling album of 1985 and the best-selling album of Springsteen’s career. The album was #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for seven weeks and remained on the chart for a total of 143 weeks. The iconic album cover was shot by Annie Lebovitz. #bornintheusa #brucespringsteen #estreetband #powerstation #hitfactory #jonlandau #chuckplotkin #stevenvanzandt #dancinginthedark #coverme #imonfire #glorydays #imgoindown #myhometown #vietnamvets #classicalbums #topalbums #iconicalbumcovers #annielebovitz

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