Happy Birthday, ‘Born To Run!’ Bruce Springsteen’s legendary rock n’ roll album turns the big 4-0 today, and even The Boss is taking to social media to celebrate the milestone event: ‘Who else is listening to #BornToRun on repeat?’
On this day forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen, 65, released his third studio album, “Born To Run,” which would go on to become not only one of his best-selling albums of all time, but also one of the most highly acclaimed albums in rock n’ roll history. The album is a favorite among fans and apparently, with The Boss himself! The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer took to Twitter earlier today to honor the milestone anniversary and fans were all too pleased to share in the birthday celebrations. Click here to see their reactions!
“Who else is listening to #BornToRun on repeat today?” Bruce tweeted to his fans after announcing the 40th anniversary of the album. Within hours, the hashtag was trending on Twitter, as fans young and old continued to share their favorite tracks, videos of live performances, and general birthday wishes. Here are some of their best tweets, including those from some from your favorite celebs and one presidential candidate hopeful!
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) August 25, 2015
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) August 25, 2015
— Spotify (@Spotify) August 25, 2015
— Chris Christie (@ChrisChristie) August 25, 2015
— Jimmy Kastner (@JimmyKastner) August 25, 2015
— Brantley Pollock (@brantleypollock) August 25, 2015
I grew up in Englishtown, a few miles from Bruce Springsteen's hometown of Freehold. I can't overstate what #BornToRun means to us from NJ.
— Lou Brutus (@LouBrutus) August 25, 2015
For those who aren’t quite up on their American rock history, “Born To Run” was released on Aug. 25, 1975 to rave reviews and earned Bruce his first Top 10 Billboard album. From that point on, Bruce was no longer just “the next Bob Dylan,” but rather a rock superstar in his own right. And yet oddly enough, prior to its release the New Jersey native was on the brink of being dropped by his label Columbia Records after putting out two poor performing albums. “Born To Run” has since gone on to sell more than 6 million copies worldwide and ultimately catapulted Bruce into a whole new level of stardom that still exists today. #LongLiveTheBoss!
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— Alyssa Montemurro