Take a look at the below list of Creedence Clearwater Revival Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till. Creedence Clearwater Revival is abbreviated as CCR, which was an active American band in the 1960s and 1970s. The group used a variety of musical styles such as blues rock, swamp rock, and roots rock genres. The group consisted of John Fogerty, who was the primary songwriter, his brother Tom Fogerty, a rhythm guitarist, Stu Cook, the bassist and Doug Clifford, the drummer. The band members had a short-lived music career, but it was remarkable. The band disbanded in 1972, after four years of working together. Their music plays in the U.S. until today. They stood out from other musicians in San Francisco.
List of Top 10 songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival of all time
10. “Born on the Bayou.”
This song is from the album ‘Bayou Country’. The song was greatly inspired by John Fogerty’s childhood which was mythical. This song has over time become the band’s signature song which is often used in opening concerts. The song talks about a father who firmly believed in his son and was trying to instill confidence in him. “My poppa said, “Son, don’t let the man get you.Do what he did to me.”Here, the father is warning the so concerning an enemy whom he should immediately attack before he attacks him just as he had done to the father. The song was a hit to their single release and became a favorite song of many people.
9. “Up Around the Bend.”
The song became famous because of its high-pitched guitar played by Fogerty. The song has been used widely in the world, especially in video games. The song became an enormous hit in the UK, and it was certified gold. The song just calls its audience to gather up around the bend. ‘Come away, come away if you’re going, leave the sinkin’ ship behind.’ This is a song for all seasons that emphasizes on positive thinking by fixing your mind on a crystal day.
8. “Travelin Band”
This song is from the album ‘Cosmo’s Factory’. The song was greatly inspired by the rock and roll songs which were sung in the mid-1950s. It describes the journey of any given musician waiting anxiously somewhere at music festivals and losing their possession at a certain station. “Take me to the hotel, baggage gone, oh well. Come on, come on, won’t you get me to my room?”
7. “Run Through the Jungle.”
The song is about the American use of guns by its citizens, legally or illegally. The song is from the album ‘Cosmo’s Factory, ‘ and its genre is rock. “Two hundred million guns are loaded. Satan cries.’ Take aim’. Better run through the jungle. The increase of usage of guns in a nation is a dangerous occurrence. People kill one another illegally which endangers the future of the country. “Let the people know my wisdom. Fill the land with smoke.”The song was written by John Fogerty, who wanted to reveal the extent to which guns have been used. The song featured in 2008 in the film “Tropic Thunder.”
6. “Green River.”
It is a song whereby the writer remembers his past as well as those things that he loves. He enjoys an experience on a water bend where the calm waters flow. He sounds like he loves nature and what it brings forth. “Stoppin’ at the log where catfish bite, walkin’ along the river road at night. I can hear the bullfrog callin’ me.” This song featured in 2009 in the movie “Trailer for the film “Taking Woodstock.”
5. “Who’ll Stop the Rain.”
This song is from the album Cosmo’s Factory’. John Fogerty wrote this song after heavy rains fell which pushed back their performance time, It was a single which later achieved its premium status. “Still the rain kept pourin’. Fallin’ on my ears. And I wonder; still I wonder who’ll stop the rain. It had been raining heavily, and this was the second day that the CCR were waiting to perform. John decided to write this song about the mystery of rain that no one could stop.
4. “Down on the Corner.”
The song is from the album “Willy and the Poorboys.” It’s a fictional song whereby Willy and the Poorboys play along with the street, and the depend on people who bring nickels to appreciate what they were doing. “Down on the corner, out in the street. Willy and the poorboys are playin’. Bring a nickel: tap your feet. Rooster hits the washboard, and people just got a smile.” It seems to the audience that what the boys are doing is all magic which attracts so many people. This is one of the Creedence Clearwater Revival Top 10 Songs of All Time.
3. “Fortunate Son.”
These songs talk about the lucky people who were brought up in well up home. These include sons of military leaders, senators or millionaires. This song has been used severally in the Vietnam’s war-theme films, as in “Forrest Gump.”John Fogerty symbolically demonstrates how lucky the fortunate sons are. They don’t go through the common struggles of an ordinary child. “Some folks are born silver spoon in hand…”
2. “Bad Moon Rising.”
This song covers some genres which include psychedelic, acoustic folk, zydeco, reggae and rock. It featured in the 1980s in the film “An American Werewolf in London.” The songwriter is foreseeing a time of danger that is shortly coming. “I see the bad moon arising. I see trouble on the way. I see earthquakes and lightnin’.”
1. “Proud Mary.”
This song was released in 1971. ‘Proud Mary’ was listed on the first 500 songs of the time on Rolling SStone magazine. It talks about the fate that is brought about by pride.”Left a good job in the city.’ ‘Workin’ for the man ev’ry night and day.’ And I never lost one minute of sleepin’. Worrin’ ‘bout the way things might have been.”
The Final song by Creedence Clearwater Revival
1. “Sweet Hitch-Hiker.”
The CCR seemingly worked together, and all of them incorporated their skills to bring out the best. However, it seems like some of them felt they did not receive adequate benefit compared to what they were offering. They, therefore, decided to write each person their work and perform their material. Being ambitious is the reason as to why some of them went back to their former career which slowly led to the end of the band.
Despite the brief career of CCR, its music is highly credited even today. Their music is still used in films, movies and also played on various radio stations in the world.