Chart Position: 23

  • Written by Bruce Springsteen
  • #21 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • #35 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 100 greatest pop songs
  • This song took 3 1/2 months to record
  • When the 1975 LP Born to Run was released, Springsteen made the covers of both Time and Newsweek magazines
  • The song’s lyrics reflect Springsteen’s need to get away from his hometown of Asbury Park NJ
  • Produced by Jon Landau
  • Springsteen and the E Street Band played the song in concert in 1974, a year before it was released on LP
  • Recorded in Blauvelt NY
  • Later recorded by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984), Big Daddy (1991), Suzi Quatro (1995), Feelings (1996), Hollies (1999), American Boys (2000), David West (2000), Jerry Lawson & Jimmy Hayes (2001), Melissa Etheridge (2001), Ray Wilson (2002), Dynamo’s Rhythm Aces (2003), Cowboy Mouth (2003) and Adam Green (2004)

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