"Born in the U.S.A.," "Glory Days," "Dancing in the Dark," "Born to Run" and "Streets of Philadelphia" are some of Bruce Springsteen's most popular hits, according to Billboard.com and CheatSheet.com. The list on Billboard.com reflects chart statistics for Springsteen's songs.
"Secret Garden," "Prove It All Night," "Badlands," "Fire" and "Human Touch" are some of Springsteen's other very popular songs, reports Billboard.com. The BillBoard.com list consists of Springsteen's hits from the 1970s through to the mid-1990s and offers each song's peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 and its peak date.
"Born in the U.S.A." is possibly Springsteen's most iconic hit. The accompanying album cover is attributed to Annie Leibovitz, and it includes "The Boss" standing in front of a large American flag, which suggests a patriotic rock anthem. However, the song's lyrics reference the desperation of working class citizens and a blue-collar boy who enters the military for lack of options. The soldier returns home from the Vietnam War and finds himself unwelcome and displaced.
Ronald Reagan used "Born in the U.S.A." during his 1984 presidential campaign as a theme song; Springsteen subsequently asked him to stop, reports CheatSheet.com. "Born in the U.S.A." is "Rolling Stone" magazine's 280th of the best 500 songs of all time as of 2015. The song is the title track of the album, which also includes hits "Glory Days" and "Dancing in the Dark."