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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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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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
Do you have the time to listen to me whine, about nothing and everything all at once?

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

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

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

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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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Post by SJner » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:38 pm

1. Born in the USA
2. My Hometown
3. Cover Me
4. Dancing in the Dark
5. Downbound Train
6. Glory Days
7. I'm on Fire
8. I'm Goin' Down
9. Working on the Highway
10. Bobby Jean
11. No Surrender
12. Darlington County

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

Post by ArcadeFire » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:57 pm

1. Born in the USA
2. Dancing in the Dark
3. I'm on Fire
4. Bobby Jean
5. Glory Days
6. No Surrender
7. Cover Me
8. I'm Goin' Down
9. My Hometown
10. Downbound Train
11. Darlington County
12. Working on the Highway

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