Step 1 : Introduction to the question "What song is on the first commercial music compact disc (CD) pressed in the United States?"
...Why is a CD called a compact disc?
Compact Disc (CD) is an optical disc that is used to store data. ... Later, compact discs were made that could be used to store computer files in the same way as audio compact discs. These are called CD-ROMs (compact disc read-only memory). The computer reads the disc using a CD-ROM drive.
What is the audio format on a CD?
Audio CDs always contain uncompressed PCM stereo audio at 44100 Hz sample rate, 16-bit sample format. So to burn an audio CD, export the file(s) you want to burn as a 44100 Hz 16-bit stereo WAV or AIFF file. To configure Audacity for this: At the bottom left of the Audacity window, set the Project Rate to 44100 Hz.
Step 2 : Answer to the question "What song is on the first commercial music compact disc (CD) pressed in the United States?"
Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.":
Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." was the first commercial music CD pressed in the United States. Terre Haute, Indiana, was the location of the CBS Records CD production plant in September 1984 that pressed this Springsteen classic. The album was originally recorded on the standard of the day — analog master tapes — and the CD made from that. Originally issued in cassette and standard LP format in June 1984, the album remains one of Springsteen's most beloved collections. Source: HistoryofInformation.com