Monday, January 12, 2015

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 40 of 100 - "Creedence Clearwater Revival"

I've decided I've been making this way to difficult on myself by trying to keep it overly varied! If I plan to ever finish this list, I'm going to have to admit that a band like Creedence Clearwater Revival has at least five albums that deserve to be on this list, because from 1968 through 1970, CCR was killing it! So here they are! 

The self-titled "Creedence Clearwater Revival" came out in 1968, and contained "I Put A Spell On You," "Suzie Q,"(#9) and "Porterville!" Creedence had arrived!

The 1969 "Bayou Country" contained both the killer songs, "Born On The Bayou," and "Proud Mary"(#2) and this really obscure psychedelic swamp cover!

In 1969, they also released "Willy And The Poor Boys," that had "Down On The Corner"(#3), and "Fortunate Son"(6) on it!

Not content with that many hits, they also released "Green River" in 1969 with "Green River"(#2), "Bad Moon Rising"(2), and "Lodi" on it!

In 1970, CCR released "Cosmo's Factory" that had four chartoppers on it, "Travelin' Band"(#2), "Who'll Stop The Rain"(#2), "Up Around The Bend"(#2), and "Lookin' Out My Back Door"(#1)!! In the course of only four years "Creedence Clearwater Revival" racked up 17 top 40 hits, and they were all good! Nice run!!!


  1. Very, very solid band, for sure. One of my dad's favorites too.

  2. My Dad liked Spike Jones and the City Slickers!