Music Monday: Madonna and Bruce End 34-Year Slump

Proving that they weren’t just flashes in the pan, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen returned to the top of the Billboard Charts with their newest albums this week.

The last time these two held the top two spots was back in 1985, when Springsteen was on top with “Born in the USA” and Madonna held the number two spot with “Like a Virgin”.

Here’s what the Billboard Chart looked like back then:

34 years is a long time between hits; you have to admire the two artists for hanging in there for so long despite their lack of success. I had just assumed that Madonna had retired.

Hopefully, this will be the motivation that Bruce needs to get the old band back together and go on tour.

But I understand if Bruce just doesn’t have the energy anymore to be putting on those epic three-hour-plus concerts like he used to do back in the 80s.

Here’s one of my favorite songs from Born in the USA and one of my favorites from his new album. Enjoy, and let’s hope we don’t have to wait another 34 years… 🙂

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