Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

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Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by Honorio » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:21 pm

Here he comes, a cool rockin' daddy in the USA…



Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." (1984)

Tracklisting:
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
02 | Cover Me
03 | Darlington County
04 | Working on the Highway
05 | Downbound Train
06 | I'm on Fire
07 | No Surrender
08 | Bobby Jean
09 | I'm Goin' Down
10 | Glory Days
11 | Dancing in the Dark
12 | My Hometown

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Post by Listyguy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm

09 | I'm Goin' Down
05 | Downbound Train
11 | Dancing in the Dark
10 | Glory Days
03 | Darlington County
08 | Bobby Jean
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
02 | Cover Me
04 | Working on the Highway
06 | I'm on Fire
07 | No Surrender
12 | My Hometown

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:14 pm

01 | Dancing in the Dark
02 | Glory Days
03 | My Hometown
04 | I'm on Fire
05 | Born in the U.S.A
06 | Cover Me
07 | Darlington County
08 | Downbound Train
09 | Working on the Highway
10 | Bobby Jean
11 | No Surrender
12 | I'm Goin' Down

My favorite Springsteen album, my favorite album of the '80s, and my #2 favorite all-time. Only average song is "I'm Goin' Down."

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Post by jamieW » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:19 am

02 | Cover Me*
11 | Dancing in the Dark*
05 | Downbound Train*
06 | I'm on Fire
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
08 | Bobby Jean
09 | I'm Goin' Down
10 | Glory Days
12 | My Hometown
07 | No Surrender
03 | Darlington County
04 | Working on the Highway

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 6.67 (Good)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by andyd1010 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:52 am

My favorite album of the '80s as well

11 | Dancing in the Dark
10 | Glory Days
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
07 | No Surrender
08 | Bobby Jean
06 | I'm on Fire
03 | Darlington County
12 | My Hometown
04 | Working on the Highway
09 | I'm Goin' Down
05 | Downbound Train
02 | Cover Me

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Post by Nassim » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:09 am

06 | I'm on Fire
11 | Dancing in the Dark
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
02 | Cover Me
07 | No Surrender
10 | Glory Days
08 | Bobby Jean
03 | Darlington County
05 | Downbound Train
04 | Working on the Highway
12 | My Hometown
09 | I'm Goin' Down

Might be the force of habit that made me give #1 spot to I'm on Fire cause I have listened to dancing in the dark more recently

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Post by bonnielaurel » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:56 am

06 | I'm on Fire
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
11 | Dancing in the Dark
10 | Glory Days
12 | My Hometown
02 | Cover Me
03 | Darlington County
04 | Working on the Highway
08 | Bobby Jean
09 | I'm Goin' Down
07 | No Surrender
05 | Downbound Train
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by Matski » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:06 pm

11 | Dancing in the Dark
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
06 | I'm on Fire
10 | Glory Days
02 | Cover Me
12 | My Hometown
05 | Downbound Train
04 | Working on the Highway
07 | No Surrender
08 | Bobby Jean
03 | Darlington County
09 | I'm Goin' Down

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by Honorio » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:55 am

08 | Bobby Jean
07 | No Surrender
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
10 | Glory Days
05 | Downbound Train
06 | I'm on Fire
11 | Dancing in the Dark
02 | Cover Me
12 | My Hometown
03 | Darlington County
09 | I'm Goin' Down
04 | Working on the Highway

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by ordinaryperson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:23 am

"I got a bad desire, oh, oh, oh, I'm on fire"

01 | Dancing in the Dark
02 | Born in the U.S.A.
03 | I'm on Fire
04 | My Hometown
05 | Downbound Train
06 | Cover Me
07 | Working on the Highway
08 | No Surrender
09 | I'm Goin' Down
10 | Bobby Jean
11 | Darlington County
12 | Glory Days
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by Honorio » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:25 am

Results after the first week of voting:

01 | Dancing in the Dark | 2,3 points
02 | Born in the U.S.A. | 3,6 points
03 | I'm on Fire | 4,2 points
04 | Glory Days | 5,1 points
05 | Cover Me | 6,2 points
06 | Downbound Train | 6,9 points
07 | Bobby Jean | 7,1 points
08 | My Hometown | 7,4 points
09 | No Surrender | 7,9 points
10 | Darlington County | 8,6 points
11 | I'm Goin' Down | 9,3 points
12 | Working on the Highway | 9,3 points

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Post by antonius » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:51 am

11 | Dancing in the Dark
08 | Bobby Jean
10 | Glory Days
06 | I'm on Fire
05 | Downbound Train
12 | My Hometown
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
07 | No Surrender
02 | Cover Me
04 | Working on the Highway
09 | I'm Goin' Down
03 | Darlington County

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by Toni » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:13 pm

- The first 3 positions are great!
- I think most of my issues with this album have been summed up on the thread about John Mellencamp's "Scarecrow". I can stand a lot of depressive music in other styles, but, in such a distant genre as "heartland rock", I think it's just too much for me.
- I find those synths on Dancing in the Dark so kitsch, I can't understand how this can be one of Bruce's most beloved songs.

10 | Glory Days
04 | Working on the Highway
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
09 | I'm Goin' Down
02 | Cover Me
03 | Darlington County: good song, a pity the Boss couldn't come with a chorus for it, those "sha-la-la" are awful
06 | I'm on Fire
05 | Downbound Train
08 | Bobby Jean: another good song screwed up by the synths
07 | No Surrender
11 | Dancing in the Dark
12 | My Hometown

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by bootsy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:35 am

01 | Born in the U.S.A.
06 | I'm on Fire
11 | Dancing in the Dark
10 | Glory Days
12 | My Hometown
09 | I'm Goin' Down
02 | Cover Me
03 | Darlington County
07 | No Surrender
08 | Bobby Jean
05 | Downbound Train
04 | Working on the Highway

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by Wezzo » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:45 am

1 | Downbound Train (#63 all-time)
2 | No Surrender (#70 all-time)
3 | Bobby Jean (#71 all-time)
4 | My Hometown (#953 all-time)
5 | Dancing in the Dark
6 | Born in the U.S.A.
7 | I'm Goin' Down
8 | I'm on Fire
9 | Cover Me
10 | Glory Days
11 | Darlington County
12 | Working on the Highway

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Post by mileswide » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:26 pm

07| No Surrender
02| Cover Me
05| Downbound Train
04| Working on the Highway
01| Born in the U.S.A.
08| Bobby Jean
03| Darlington County
11| Dancing in the Dark
10| Glory Days
06| I'm on Fire
12| My Hometown
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by Honorio » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:26 pm

Sorry mileswide but you forgot "I'm Goin' Down"

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Post by mileswide » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:12 pm

You're quite right- to the bottom it goes! (Touch wood this works as I couldn't edit my previous past yesterday or today):

07| No Surrender
02| Cover Me
05| Downbound Train
04| Working on the Highway
01| Born in the U.S.A.
08| Bobby Jean
03| Darlington County
11| Dancing in the Dark
10| Glory Days
06| I'm on Fire
12| My Hometown
09| I'm Goin' Down
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