When it comes to rousing, ass-kickingly awesome anthems, Bruce Springsteen can belt them out like no one else. And when you hear Bruce rock out to “Born in the USA,” it’s impossible not to get pumped up.
About 32 years ago, “Born in the USA,” a song that had us pumping our fists and stomping our feet while also offering a harrowing insight into the fallout from the Vietnam War, peaked at number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song clearly still holds up, and whether you’re listening to the Boss perform it back in the day or a lot more recently, he still gives it that homegrown, heartland America grittiness that no other artist past or present could match.