Bruce Springsteen's Biggest Billboard Hits

Bruce Springsteen
Danny Clinch

In honor of the birthday of one of rock's most iconic acts, Billboard has compiled an exclusive ranking of the Boss' 20 biggest Hot 100 hits

Happy 64th birthday, Bruce Springsteen!

In honor of the special day for one of rock's most iconic acts, Billboard has compiled an exclusive ranking of the Boss' 20 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits. (Not only is today Springsteen's 64th brithday, but it's also three days past the 38th anniversary of his first Hot 100 appearance: "Born to Run" debuted on the chart dated Sept. 20, 1975.)

Here's a look, from No. 20 to No. 1, at Springsteen's best-performing Hot 100 hits, with songs' peak positions and years in parentheses.

Let's (born to) run 'em down:


20, "Badlands" (No. 42, 1978)

19, "Fire" (No. 46, 1987)

18, "Prove It All Night" (No. 33, 1978)



17, "Fade Away" (No. 20, 1981)

16, "Human Touch"/"Better Days" (No. 16, 1992)

15, "Born to Run" (No. 23, 1975)

14, "Secret Garden" (No. 19, 1997)

13, "One Step Up" (No. 13, 1988)

12, "Streets of Philadelphia" (No. 9, 1994)

11, "I'm Goin' Down" (No. 9, 1985)

10, "Tunnel of Love" (No. 9, 1988)

9, "Born in the USA" (No. 9, 1985)



8, "My Hometown" (No. 6, 1986)

7, "War" (No. 8, 1986)

6, "Cover Me" (No. 7, 1984)

5, "I'm on Fire" (No. 6, 1985)

4, "Brilliant Disguise" (No. 5, 1987)

3, "Glory Days" (No. 5, 1985)

2, "Hungry Heart" (No. 5, 1980)

1, "Dancing in the Dark" (No. 2, 1984)




Bruce Springsteen's Biggest Billboard Hits are based on songs' actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.