Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen Bruce 1975 Born ToRun45

Baby, this town rips the bones from your back
Its a death trap, its a suicide rap
We gotta get out while were young
'Cause tramps like us
Baby, we were born to run

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975
  • from the album Born to Run (1975)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #21 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • Springsteen's first hit on the Hot 100
  • it took six months during the spring and summer of 1974 to record the track; guitarist Steven Van Zandt has commented- "Anytime you spend six months on a song, there's something not exactly going right.  A song should take about three hours."
  • on the record:
         Bruce Springsteen- guitar, vocals
         Clarence Clemons- tenor saxophone
         Danny Federici- organ
         David Sancious- keyboards
         Garry Tallent- bass guitar
         Ernest Carter- drums
  • written by Bruce Springsteen; written in early 1974 at 7½ West End Court in Long Branch, New Jersey; while the beginning of the song was written on guitar around the opening riff, the composition was finished on piano, the instrument that most of the Born to Run album was composed on
  • produced by Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel
  • recorded at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, New York
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