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Fun Music Information -> Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Creedence Clearwater Rivival, Creedence Clearwater Revivial, Creedence Clearwater, Creedance Cleerwater Revival, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Credence Clearwater Revival, C.C.R. also Tina Turner, CCR


Fans of CCR have opened a museum dedicated to the group. Every effort is made to make visitors comfortable. You gotta go? No problem. Signs everywhere inform you "There's a bathroom on the right".
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood

Band Name Origins:

  • According to John Fogerty, the name is a combination of a beer commercial and a friend's name. Submitted by: Amy
  • The name inspired by a logo on Olympia beer cans. Submitted by: Sean Smith

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: CCR. Submitted by: jdizzy

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Fortunate Son"He sings "(something) son" several times followed shortly by "fortunate one", but never "fortunate son". - Brian Kelly

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Down on the Cobbler""Down on the Corner"Lefty Lucy
"Loud Mary""Proud Mary"The Mole
"Who'll Stop The Strain?""Who'll Stop The Rain?"Lisa Basil
"Have You Ever Seen The Strain?""Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"Lisa Basil
"Have You Ever Heard The Hail""Have You Ever Seen The Rain"Regina Haniger

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Bad Moon Rising,"Astrology is a pseudoscience.Susanna Viljanen
"Who'll Stop The Rain,"Nobody can. Weather is not controllable.Susanna Viljanen
"Run Through The Jungle,"It is impossible to run through a thicketSusanna Viljanen
"Bad Moon Rising,"You naughty, naughty Moon!Offender

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Hitchin' A Ride," Vanity Fare"Sweet Hitch-Hiker," Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Desert Moon," Great White"Bad Moon Rising," Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Where's The Party?," Madonna"Down On The Corner," Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Don't Let The Rain Come Down," The Serendipity Singers"Who'll Stop The Rain?," Creedence Clearwater Revival
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Up Around The Ben" originally "Up Around The Bend"
"Don On The Corner" originally "Down On The Corner"
"I Came Out Of The Sky" originally "It Came Out Of The Sky"
Pat Mahiney
"Up Around The Bed" originally "Up Around The Bend"
"Who'll Top The Rain?" originally "Who'll Stop The Rain?"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Bard Moon Rising" originally "Bad Moon Rising"
Night when everyone speaks in iambic pentameter?
"Bad Moon Rinsing" originally "Bad Moon Rising"
But how would you rinse a moon (good OR bad)?
Pat Mahiney
"Fortunate Song" originally "Fortunate Son"
Paul Bear
"Bald Moon Rising" originally "Bad Moon Rising"
"Proud Marty" originally "Proud Mary"
It may or may not change the gender.

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Have You Ever Seen The Rein?" originally "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"
If not you must be inexperienced with horse riding
Naomi Swanson
"Jodi" originally "Lodi"
"Feelin' Glue" originally "Feelin' Blue"
Yvette Bristle
"Loki" originally "Lodi"
Rory Williams, the Last Centurion
"Have You Even Seen The Rain?" originally "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Bad Moon Rising""Bad Doom Writing"Annie Gardener
"Lookin Out My Back Door""Freakin Out Can't Take More"Annie Gardener
"Who'll Stop the Rain""Who'll Stop My Pain"Ann Hammond
"Suzie-Q""Annoying You"grin reaper
"Lookin Out My Back Door""Freakin Out Can't Take More"Mad Hatter
"Down On the Corner""Han Won't be Cornered"Jeff Hingle
"Fortunate Son""Unfortunate One"Annie Gardener
"Lookin Out My Back Door""Freakin Out Can't Take More"mad hatter
"Molina""Rashida"Randy Hearn
"Have You Ever Seen The Rain""Speeding Train Blues"John Davison

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Bad Moon RisingCD-ROM game, i.e. Purple Moonamericangirlfan8998
Bad Moon RisingSupermoon, Lunar EclipsesBlood Crimson Moon
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?UmbrellasKermit

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Bad Moon RisingNASAKerry
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?National Weather ServiceMC Blargenfedibblenohip
LodiLodi, California chamber of commerceBob
Bad Moon RisingLunar Eclipse HotlineLunar Pirate
It Came Out of the SkyAlien Abductee Support GroupLaurel
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Meet Me By The River's Edge
   Gaslight Anthem
Green River
   Creedence Clearwater Revival
Meet Me By The Green River's Edge
Amanda Svenson
Take It On The Run
   REO Speedwagon
Run Through The Jungle
   Creedence Clearwater Revival
Take It On The Run Through The Jungle
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
   Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who'll Stop The Rain?
   Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Stopped The Rain?
A combination of same-artist musical questions!
Way Down
   Elvis Presley
Down On The Corner
   Creedence Clearwater Revival
Way Down On The Corner
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

OMC combined with Creedence Clearwater Revival
The second band is often referred to by its initials
Submitted By: Cody Finke
New Clearwater Glass Revival
New Grass Revival combined with Creedence Clearwater Revival
Couldn't fit all the words without making it sound like a tongue twister.
Submitted By: Fuller
10CC combined with Creedence Clearwater Revival
Since the second band is often referred to by its initials (but never recorded that way).
Submitted By: nally
Creedence Bongwater Revivial
Bongwater combined with Creedence Clearwater Revival
As if Bongwater wasn't weird enough by themselves. Just imagine Ann Magnuson and John Fogerty in a duet.
Submitted By: The Skuz

There are additional Creedence Clearwater Revival Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Born on the Bayou"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin’ with salt and cake come queee.
Original Lyrics:
Rollin' with some Cajun Queen
"Suzie Q"
Misheard Lyrics:
Seuss is cute
Original Lyrics:
Suzie Q
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Dr. No
Original Lyrics:
I wanna know...
"Proud Mary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Vittles keep on turnin'
Original Lyrics:
Big wheels keep on turnin'
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Born on the Bayou"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin’ with salt and cake come queee.
Original Lyrics:
Rollin' with some Cajun Queen

Story about this misheard lyric by: HM

Just heard silly nonsense here.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Proud Mary"
Better Lyrics:
Strainin', strainin', strainin' on the toilet
Original Lyrics:
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Proud Mary"
Better Lyrics:
Roiling (gasses)

Roiling (gasses)

In the Yavinesque troposphere

**** this is referred from the Ballantine paperback novel version of the classic first STAR WARS movie, released in 1977.
Original Lyrics:
Rolling, rolling, rolling down the river
Submitted by: Star Warrior
"Proud Mary"
Better Lyrics:
Rolling on a Vista [in recognition of Rolling Vista Drive on Palos Verdes Peninsula]
Original Lyrics:
Rolling on a river
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
I don't care
Why They're Repetitive:
I don't know why they're repetitive, but I don't care! :-)
Submitted by: Bill S

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Looking Out My Back Door"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Maybe John Fogerty lives in an area where such things are so common he can see them lookin' out his back door... but I think it's more likely he was consuming substances that shouldn't be consumed. Why else would he have come up with such a crazy line as this?
Submitted by: Princess Ana
"Down On The Corner"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
He blows it on the harp...
Why They're Nonsensical:
This makes sense also...'harp' or 'mouthharp' is a nickname for a harmonica
Submitted by: Robert
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Looking Out My Back Door"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Dinosaur Victrola
Listenin' to Buck Owens
Why They're Misrhymed:
Not a good rhyme
Submitted by: John
"Lookin' Out My Back Door"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Dinosaur Victrola Listenin' to Buck Owens
Why They're Misrhymed:
It is amazing that they actually pull this one off, but try singing it yourself! You can't make it work!
Submitted by: Shannon
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Cotton Fields"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
As submitted 'It was down in Louisiana, Just about a mile from Texarkana.' but really, 'It was down in Louisiana, Just about a HOUR from Texarkana.
Why They're Inappropriate:
In response to a posting by Meredith Corpening about 'Cotton Fields' lyrics being inappropriate because of the perceived geographical gaffe about Texarkana being at it's closest 30 miles, I think there is some ambiguity in the interpretation of the lyrics that allows for 'HOUR' instead of 'MILE'. Tekarkana might be an HOUR from Louisiana, even if clearly it's not a mile. Thus, the lyrics are not as inappropriate as they seem.
Submitted by: Dave Alexander

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"It Came Out of the Sky"
The Lyrics:
Well, a crowd gathered round and a scientist said it was marsh gas.
Spiro came to make a speech about raising the Mars tax.
The Vatican said, woe, the Lord has come,
Hollywood rushed out an epic film
Ronnie the Popular said it was a communist plot.
Who They Mention:
Spiro Agnew Ronald Reagan
Submitted by: Carrie
"Lookin' Out My Back Door"
The Lyrics:
Dinosaur Victrola
Listenin' to Buck Owens
Who They Mention:
Buck Owens
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Travelin' Band"
The Lyrics:
737 comin' out of the sky
Oh, won't you take me down to Memphis
On a midnight ride?
I wanna move
Product Brand Name:
Boeing 737 aircraft
Submitted by: Bob

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Born On The Bayou"
The Song Lyrics:
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'
Song They Mention:
"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley
Submitted by: Cassandra
"Fortunate Son"
The Song Lyrics:
Some folks are born
made to wave the flag
Yeah, the red, white, and blue
When the band plays 'Hail To The Chief'
Yeah, they'll point the cannon at you.
Song They Mention:
Hail To The Chief
Submitted by: Ricky

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"It Came out of the Sky"
Opening Lines:
It came out of the sky, landed just a little south of Moline
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
"Bad Moon Rising"
Opening Lines:
I see a bad moon rising.
This one's for you, Chris.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Travel In Band" originally "Travelin' Band"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Fortun Ate Son" originally "Fortunate Son"
Fortun: A king of Pamplona in the 9th century.
Submitted by: Peter
"Long As I Can Seethe Light" originally "Long As I Can See The Light"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Look In Out My Back Door" originally "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
Submitted by: Peter

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Midnight Special"
The Lyrics:
Let the midnight special shine a ever lovin' light on me.
It should be AN, not A! Get it right, John!
Submitted by: Isac

Song Title Anagrams:

"Lido" originally "Lodi"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"I'm A Spliced Thing" originally "Midnight Special"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Thing I Misplaced" originally "Midnight Special"
I can't seem to find it anywhere!
Submitted by: Alexis
"Icon To Mom" originally "Commotion"
Submitted by: Lily Orange
"Mom, I On Cot" originally "Commotion"
Submitted by: Lily Orange

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Proud Mary "
The Lyrics:
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans
Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana
Submitted by: Bob
"Who'll Stop The Rain"
The Lyrics:
I went down to Virginia Seeking shelter from the storm
This is a line from CCR's song, "Who'll Stop The Rain" that gives a shoutout to the state of Virginia.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Pagan Baby" Length: 6:26
One of their longest songs.
Submitted by: Susanna Viljanen
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Length: 11:06
The one standout track on their "Cosmo's Factory" album, it was cut down for radio play, but you may still hear the 11-minute version on some album rock stations even today.
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Die Low" originally "Lodi"
Submitted by: Matt Washer
"Mad Boon Rising" originally "Bad Moon Rising"
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris
"Rule: Whop The Stain" originally "Who'll Stop The Rain?"
Submitted by: Amber Malone
"Booking Out My Lack Door" originally "Looking Out My Back Door"
Got to sit down, rake a pest on the torch.
Submitted by: Lucinda Blair

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Bad Moon Rising"
The Lyrics:
Don't go 'round tonight,
It's bound to take your life.
There's a bad moon on the rise!
A thrilling song, about someone having bad vibes about the full moon.
Submitted by: Jack

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Lookin' Out My Back Door"
The Lyrics:
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon?
Won't you flake a ride on the spyin' toon?
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss
There are additional Lyrics Spoonerisms available.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Who'll Stop The Rain?"
1978 action drama with Nick Nolte
Submitted by: Rocky

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