Top 20 songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival (Top 10)

Creedence Clearwater Revival.  One of the, if not the, greatest American bands of all time.  So, thought I would do a new feature of the top 20 of their greatest ever songs across all of their albums Bayo Country, Cosmo’s Factory, CCR, Green RIver, Mardi Gras, Pendulum & Willy and the Poor Boys.

10 The Midnight Special

 Willy and the Poor Boys

9 Good Golly Miss Molly

 Bayo Country

8 Proud Mary

 Bayo Country

7 Fortunate Son
 Willy and the Poor Boys


6 Down On The Corner
 Willy and the Poor Boys

5 Bad Moon Rising

 Green River

4 It Came Out Of The Sky

 Willy and the Poor Boys

3 Lodi

 Green River


2 Have You Ever Seen The Rain

1 Travellin’ Band

 Cosmo’s Factory


Top 250 rock albums : Number 6 – Willy and the Poor Boys

Willy and the Poor Boys by CCR

6.  Willy and the Poor Boys – Creedence Clearwater Revival

As you may have already gathered, CCR are one of my favourite bands and Willy and the Poor Boys epitomises everything that CCR are about.

There is everything on this album from pure swamp rock like ‘Cotton Fields’ to rock ‘n’ roll classics like ‘Fortunate Son’ and ‘It came out of the sky’ plus a couple of weird and wonderful tracks in which you are not too sure what genre they come under (the closing track ‘Effigy’ comes to mind).

Willy and the Poor Boys is up there with the greatest, and if you are not a CCR fan, then this would be the album to get you hooked.

Track list:
1.    Down on the Corner
2.    It Came out of the Sky
3.    Cotton Fields
4.    Poorboy Shuffle
5.    Feelin’ Blue
6.    Fortunate Son
7.    Don’t Look Now
8.    The Midnight Special
9.    Side o’ the Road
10.    Effigy

What is the best track on the album?  Well, the obvious choice would be ‘Fortunate Son’ but for me ‘It Came out of the Sky’ really gets me rockin’….