Best Twitter Reactions to the 40th Anniversary of Springsteen’s Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen’s third album, his career-making Born to Run, turns 40 today. Naturally, Twitter has been buzzing all day with 140-character reflections, reactions and praise for the work that spawned hits like “Born to Run” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” and helped the New Jersey-born singer break into the mainstream.
The occasion even seems to have Chris Christie back on the Springsteen side of his ongoing “Who do I like better, Springsteen or Bon Jovi?” battle. He released a whole statement on Twitter, calling the album “my desert island disc. … It is the most powerful rock album of my lifetime.” (See the rest of his statement below.)
Here’s who else decided to chime in today, and what they had to say:
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) August 25, 2015
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) August 25, 2015
— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) August 25, 2015
Happy 40th to Born To Run. Strap your hands across my engines!
— Trampled by Turtles (@tbtduluth) August 25, 2015
— Matt O'Malley (@MattOMalley) August 25, 2015
Old Twitter: the album Born To Run turns 40 today
Young Twitter: what's an album
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 25, 2015
Listening to Born to Run because today is its 40th anniversary and also because I grew up on the Jersey Shore and it is a day of the week.
— Peter Schultz (@pete_schultz) August 25, 2015
#BornToRun 40 years old today. An album nearly as old as me. Written about a place I've never lived. Yet it's always felt like mine.
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) August 25, 2015
— DALES. (@brianlogandales) August 25, 2015
40 years ago today, one of the greatest albums in music was released – Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run. pic.twitter.com/DBOoRNJAZj
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) 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
— Chris Wragge (@ChrisWragge) August 25, 2015
— Gary Shapiro (@GShapiro9News) August 25, 2015
We gotta get out while we're young
`Cause tramps like us,
baby, we were born to run. #40anny
— DJ Robert Drake (@DJRobertDrake) August 25, 2015
If you don't listen to "Born To Run" and think about how awesome New Jersey is at least once today, I don't want to know you.
— Amy Z. Quinn (@AmyZQuinn) August 25, 2015
"Born To Run" just turned 40. It's as old as the dads in Bruce Springsteen songs who don't want their daughters to date Bruce Springsteen.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 25, 2015
— Jared Zoneraich (@imjaredz) August 25, 2015
40 years ago today, the greatest album I'll ever listen to was released. Crank up some "Born to Run" kids. pic.twitter.com/ImJg8aHrhK
— Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) August 25, 2015
And then there was Christ Christie’s glowing, page-long manifesto:
— Chris Christie (@ChrisChristie) August 25, 2015