As I was a child of the 70s, I grew up with classic rock and CCR was definitely all over the radio. I have always had appreciation for John Fogerty and his dulcet tones. The Dude was a big fan and so am I!
Up around the bend– Filled with positive energy, this upbeat song is possibly the first one I remember. I probably called it the “do do do da” song. I was young.
Run through the jungle– This one was used in many a Vietnam era movie, among others.
The old man down the road– A John Fogerty solo song, but let’s face it, it’s a lot like Tom Petty or Phil Collins, a very similar product to his group efforts.
Born on the bayou– Another CCR song that was probably used in a few ‘Nam movies. Good rock and roll. Fogerty shows off a grittier side to his vocals.
Centerfield– Not really a CCR song but this is classic Fogerty and used in a couple baseball movies. I can’t listen to this song and not be instantly transported to spring or mid summer.
Who’ll stop the rain– A great “rain” song. Even though it might not really be about rain per se. A subtle anti-political message? You decide.
Fortunate son– Some people went off to war. Some people sang songs that were about the war. Fogerty almost did the former. Instead, he took a ride in the Army reserve and was lucky to get out. I’d say that was pretty fortunate. For him and us. Ironic?