Back in '85, when My Hometown gave Bruce his 7th top-10 hit from the BitUSA LP, I had a thought, and I wonder if any of you thought the same. One by one, release the other 5 songs as singles so that BitUSA would be the first album composed entirely of hits (outside of compilations, of course). Keep in mind what a fantastic roll Bruce was on, and that there were plenty more unreleased songs to put on the B-sides. I have no doubt that the non-album B-sides (think Pink Cadillac) added to sales in a big way. I sure wasn't the only one who bought the 7 singles for the extra tracks.
No Surrender was a no-brainer. It would have been a huge hit. Bobby Jean, Darlington County, same thing. Working On the Highway? Sure. That leaves Downbound Train. Maybe it wouldn't have jumped off of your car radio like the others, but by then there'd be plenty of publicity over releasing every song as a single. Add in an especially good B-side, and it at least reaches the top-25.