The Born in the U.S.A. 12" Single Collection

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The Born in the U.S.A. 12" Single Collection
Box set by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Released 1985
Genre Pop/rock
Length 73:38
Label CBS
Producer Bruce Springsteen
Chuck Plotkin
Jon Landau
Steven Van Zandt
Arthur Baker
Jim Cretecos
Mike Appel
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology
The Born in the U.S.A. Single Collection
(1985)
The Collection
(2004)

The Born in the U.S.A. 12" Single Collection is a box set of 12" singles from the album Born in the U.S.A. by rock artist Bruce Springsteen. It was released in the UK in 1985 courtesy of CBS Records to help promote the Born in the U.S.A. album. It originally came with a poster of Springsteen and a bonus 7" single previously unreleased in the UK. It contains all the singles from Born in the U.S.A. except for "My Hometown" and "Born in the U.S.A.." (However Born in the U.S.A. the Freedom Mix appeared as one of the b-sides to "I'm on Fire".) All songs written by Bruce Springsteen and mixed by Bob Clearmountain except where noted.[1]

Track Listings[edit]

Dancing in the Dark[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. Dancing in the Dark (Extended Remix) 6:00

Side B[edit]

  1. Pink Cadillac 3:33
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Recorded by Toby Scott

Cover Me[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. Cover Me (Undercover Mix) 6:05
  2. Cover Me (Dub) 4:02
  3. Shut Out the Light 3:52
Cover Me Undercover Mix and Dub[edit]
  • 12" remix engineered by Toby Scott
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Additional 12" remix producer - Arthur Baker
  • Remixed at The Hit Factory[2]
  • Recorded by Bill Scheniman
Shut Out the Light[edit]
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt

Side B[edit]

  1. Dancing in the Dark (Dub) 4:57
  2. Jersey Girl (Live 7/9/81) 5:50
Dancing in the Dark (Dub)[edit]
  • Remix Engineer - Chris Lord-Alge
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Additional remix producer - Arthur Baker
Jersey Girl (Live 7/9/81)[edit]
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Written by Tom Waits
  • Recorded live at The Meadowlands July 9, 1981.[2]

I'm on Fire[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. I'm on Fire 2:36
  2. Rosalita (Come out Tonight) 7:02
I'm on Fire[edit]
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Recorded by Toby Scott
Rosalita (Come out Tonight)[edit]

Side B[edit]

  1. Born in the U.S.A. (The Freedom Mix) 7:20
  2. Johnny Bye Bye 1:20
Born in the U.S.A. (The Freedom Mix)[edit]
  • 12" remix engineer - Toby Scott
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Additional 12" remix producer - Arthur Baker for Arthur Baker, Inc.[2]
Johnny Bye Bye[edit]
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, and Jon Landau
  • Recorded by Toby Scott
  • Written by Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry

Glory Days[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. Glory Days 4:15
  2. Stand on It 2:30
Glory Days[edit]
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Recorded by Toby Scott
Stand on It[edit]
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, and Jon Landau
  • Recorded and mixed by Toby Scott

Side B[edit]

  1. Sherry Darling 4:02
  2. Racing in the Street 6:52
Sherry Darling[edit]
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Originally released on the album "The River"[2]
Racing in the Street[edit]

Bonus 7" Single: I'm Goin' Down[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. I'm Goin' Down 3:29
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt
  • Recorded by Toby Scott

Side B[edit]

  1. Janey, Don't You Lose Heart 3:23
  • Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, and Jon Landau
  • Recorded by Toby Scott

Review[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars

The Born in the U.S.A. 12" Single Collection received four and a half stars out of five from William Ruhlmann of Allmusic. He said that "The remixes were trendy at the time -- even Bob Dylan employed remixer Arthur Baker (who also served here) in the mid '80s -- though they now sound like curiosities. But the B-sides are nearly the equal of some of the released tracks on Born in the U.S.A., and the addition of songs like "Rosalita" make this box a comprehensive sampler of Springsteen's work up to 1985. The only problem is that you have to keep getting up and changing the records."[3]

Awards[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Award Category
1984 American Music Awards Favorite Pop/ Rock Single (for "Dancing in the Dark") (won)[4]
1985 Grammy Awards Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male (for "Dancing in the Dark") (won)[5]
1985 MTV Video Music Awards Best Stage Performance Video (for "Dancing in the Dark") (won)
1985 MTV Video Music Awards Best Overall Performance (for "Dancing in the Dark") (nominated)
1985 MTV Video Music Awards Best Male Video (for "Glory Days") (nominated)
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Overall Performance (for "Glory Days") (nominated)

Chart Performance[edit]

Singles[edit]

Dancing in the Dark[edit]

Chart (1984/85) Peak
position
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play 7[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2[6]
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders 1[8]
Canada (RPM) 3
UK (The Official Charts Company) 4
Ireland (IRMA) 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 11
Dutch Top 40[10] 1
Belgian Singles Chart 1
Australian Singles Chart 5
New Zealand Singles Chart 2
Norwegian Singles Chart 7
Swedish Singles Chart 2

Cover Me[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 11
Australian Singles Chart 17
Canada (RPM) 12[11]
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 13[9]
Irish Singles Chart 6[12]
Swedish Singles Chart 15[13]
UK Singles Chart 16[14]

I'm on Fire[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 12
Canada (RPM) 12
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 9
Dutch Top 40 1[10]
UK (The Official Charts Company) 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6

Glory Days[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Tracks 3[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5[6]

I'm Goin' Down[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 9[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruce Springsteen-The Born in the U.S.A. 12" Single Collection (Box Set) at Discogs", Discogs, 2012. Retrieved 2012-2-25.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Bruce Springsteen. The Born in the U.S.A. 12" Single Collection Liner notes, CBS Records, 1985. Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Bruce Springsteen-12" Single Collection review", Allmusic, 2012. Retrieved 2012-2-26.
  4. ^ "Bruce Springsteen Awards & Features", MetroLyrics, 2004-2012. Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  5. ^ "Bruce Springsteen > Charts and Awards > Grammy Awards", Allmusic, 2012. Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Bruce Springsteen > Charts and Awards > Billboard Singles", Allmusic, 2012. Retrieved 2012-3-4.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). "The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition" (Billboard Publications), page 593.
  8. ^ "Belgian peak". Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  9. ^ a b c Nyman, Jake (2005) (in Finnish). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  10. ^ a b "[1]". Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  11. ^ "RPM Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  12. ^ "Irish Singles Chart". Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  13. ^ "Swedish Singles Chart Bruce Springsteen-Cover Me". Retrieved 2012-3-5.
  14. ^ "Chart Stats Bruce Springsteen Cover Me". Retrieved 2012-3-5.