Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days,” in conjunction with Born in the U.S.A represents Springsteen’s ability to relate personally to his audience through his typical working class dress, socioeconomically unifying attitude, and instrumentation such as improvised saxophone sections and simple chord structures combined with a synthesizer to connect with technological advancement. 

Bruce Springsteen performing “Born in the U.S.A.” in 1985. Credit: (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)