born in the USA

“This old world is rough, it’s just getting rougher. Cover me, come on baby, cover me …” These true words were sung in 1984: lyrics from the heart of the scorching “Cover Me,” one of the 12 iconic tracks on the masterpiece album Born in the USA, which is turning 30 on June 4. Often touted as one of the Boss’s most commercial and critically successful albums, producing seven top 10 chart hits, it is truly Springsteen at the top of his form in both lyrics and melodies. I relive my “Glory Days” and reflect on “My Hometown” every time I put this album on. Take yourself back and let yourself feel “I’m on Fire” and “Dancing in the Dark” again… they never disappoint.

– Dave Probizanski