That's My Song, Not Your Slogan

Bruce Springsteen v. Ronald Reagan 1 of 12

In 1984, Ronald Reagan co-opted Bruce Springsteen's massive song "Born in the U.S.A." for use on the re-election campaign trail.

Reagan's unlicensed use of the song is a notable historic miscue that is laughed at by many and sparked ire in "The Boss" in 1984. Reagan took the title at face value and treated it as a flag-waving conservative anthem. In reality, Springsteen wrote "Born in the U.S.A." as an anti-war song about a disillusioned Vietnam vet trying to make a living in the United States in the 1980s.

Springsteen never sought legal action against Reagan, but he has been vocal for decades about the President's unauthorized use of his song.