No Surrender (song)
|Song by Bruce Springsteen from the album Born in the U.S.A.|
|Released||June 4, 1984|
|Recorded||Late 1983 at The Hit Factory in New York|
"No Surrender" is a song from Bruce Springsteen's album Born in the U.S.A. A pop influenced rocker, it was only included on the album at the insistence of Steven Van Zandt, but has since become a concert staple for Springsteen, usually in a low-key, acoustic arrangement. It became prominent worldwide in 2004 when John Kerry, the Democratic candidate in that year's presidential election in the United States and a fan of Springsteen, used this theme song as the main theme song for his campaign. Though it was not one of the seven Top Ten hits of the album, "No Surrender" nevertheless charted on the Mainstream Rock chart, peaking at #29.
During the Born in the U.S.A. Tour, "No Surrender" was rarely played, instead of having a full band version the song was a slow acoustic guitar and harmonica version.
In 2009 Two Cow Garage recorded the song for the A side of Vol. 9 of Subruban Home Records' "Under the Influence" 7" covers series. Side B of the 7" features Jr. Juggernaut covering "Trouble" by Cat Stevens.
In 2013, Mark Salling recorded a cover of the song for the TV show Glee as a tribute to cast member Cory Monteith who died suddenly earlier in the year. His version of the song was featured in the season 5 episode "The Quarterback", a tribute to Monteith and his character Finn Hudson who had recently died.
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