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October 17, 2021

Released October 17, 1980

In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 250 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, then was re-ranked at number 253 in the 2012 revised list.

“Hungry Heart” was his first U.S. pop singles chart top ten hit single, reaching number five. (Springsteen had not intended the song to be for himself, having initially written it for The Ramones, but manager/producer/friend Jon Landau convinced him to keep it.)

The album hit number one on the U.S. pop albums chart, a first for Springsteen, and sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S. between its release and Christmas. “Fade Away” reached number 20.


October 17, 2021
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