The Best Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs Ranked
At their creative and commercial peak, Creedence Clearwater Revival were unlike any other rock group. Their self-titled debut album allowed them to break into mainstream although critics weren’t exactly impressed with them. Their succeeding records only proved that they were a force to be reckoned with as their albums spawned a string of classic hits that would stand the test of time.
There were conflicts behind-the-scenes which is why we’re putting the spotlight on these 10 timeless tracks that showed the band’s musical brilliance.
10. Up Around the Bend (1970)
That riff at the beginning of the song is way too good. It’s vibrant and cheerful – perfect for long road trips.
9. Susie Q (1968)
More cowbell! Although it’s been covered several times, CCR’s version became the most popular and it even cracked the top 20.
8. Green River (1980)
It’s one of the best that swamp rock has to offer.
7. Lookin’ Out My Back Door (1970)
The lyrics may be a bit odd but it’s catchy and whimsical.
6. Who’ll Stop The Rain (1970)
The vocal performance is flat-out impressive – not to mention the melody and beat!
5. Have You Ever Seen The Rain (1970)
One of their most popular tunes, this never fails to make listeners feel nostalgic.
4. Born on the Bayou (1969)
The drum, guitar, and bass – everything about it screams masterpiece.
3. Proud Mary (1969)
It’s a killer tune and a classic through and through.
2. Bad Moon Rising (1973)
It might be upbeat and all but looking closely, it’s a pretty dark song but still brilliant for all that.
1. Fortunate Son (1969)
A historical track – this remains an anti-war rock anthem.