Springsteen’s Only #1 Song on the Billboard Charts

He wrote it, but the Manfred Mann cover went to #1 on February 19, 1977.  “Blinded by the Light” ended Marty MacGregor’s two-week run for “Torn Between Two Lovers” and stayed at #1 for one week before it was overtaken by the Eagles “New Kid in Town.”

“Dancing in the Dark,” which was written and performed by Springsteen, made it to #2 on June 30, 1984 and stayed in that spot for five weeks.  It was unable to overtake Prince’s “When Dove’s Cry” and Duran Duran’s “The Reflex.”