Best Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs

The Top Ten
1 Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Great song - lots of power and soul. Just a cracking great song. Lodi is another favorite, as is Long As I Can See the Light. Someday Never Comes is another classic that deserves a mention.

Once at a concert, I saw someone who was sitting quietly and sober all along. They stood up all excited as soon as they heard someone singing a cover of this song.

I'm kind of surprised that this song made it to number one on here. It's got so much heart, soul, and blues to it. What a great band.

2 Fortunate Son

This isn't just a song, though it is extremely good. It embodies a cultural phenomenon. This song represents cultural and demographic change during the sixties and seventies and the anti-Vietnam War protests more than anything else.

CCR has many songs that would be in my top 50 best songs ever, but this one has to take at least number five out of every song I have heard. It stirs a certain prideful and energetic feeling that makes me want to sing along.

This song is one of many songs broadcasted by Vietnamese propagandists to make American G.I.s homesick during the Vietnam War. Because it's good.

3 Bad Moon Rising

I would say the reason that I'm such a big fan of CCR is that I watched 'The Big Lebowski.' The funny part is that I'm already a huge Slipknot fan.

This song is one of the best rock songs.

Don't go around tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a bathroom on the right

4 Proud Mary

Kind of surprised, but yeah, amazing song. I thought that it would be a little higher, but Have You Ever Seen the Rain? has so much soul that you really can't argue that it is killer.

I remember hearing this as a little kid, I was about six. I haven't heard it until today! I never remembered the name or anything. Good to hear it again!

I'd put it at number 2, behind Have You Ever Seen the Rain. Such evocative images.

5 Down on the Corner

This is one song which, when I hear it, my smile is instant. It only happens with this band. I'm not joking. I can't help but smile when I hear a CCR song. They're amazing.

"Have You Ever Seen the Rain" deserves to be number 1, but this is my favorite. It always makes me think of summer.

Listening to this now. Groovy, upbeat, and a great sound. Mood lifter!

6 Up Around the Bend

This is the best driving song! Some sweet guitar! Gotta love it! Awesome stuff!

That intro riff is just... absolutely amazing!

Best beginning riff ever. Yeah!

7 Lookin' Out My Back Door

Such a catchy and uplifting song. It should at least be in the top 10, but I guess 11 is good too, as long as it's up there.

Every time I hear this song, I think of the car scene in The Big Lebowski, and it automatically makes me smile.

8 Born on the Bayou

I really love them all. It's hard to come here with one song in mind that you want to vote for. Then you look down the list, and those songs start playing in your head when you see the titles. I particularly like the vocals on this one, though.

I really do think this song is CCR's masterpiece. It's not just Fogerty. The drumming and the bass in this song are outstanding. Fogerty is great on every song, but I think the whole band really shines on this one. Also love Who'll Stop the Rain.

The epitome of good old hard rock. You can't listen to this song and not move! "Born on the Bayou" and "Green River" are his two best. John's voice is amazing. No one can copy him... ever!

9 Who'll Stop the Rain

When this song comes on the rock station I listen to, it made me realize how great of a band Creedence was. For such a short-lived band, they had so many great songs. This would have to be my favorite. I love John Fogerty's vocals on this one, and the guitar is amazing.

It's so hard to choose my favorite song by this band because they were great and are one of my favorite bands. I'd have to choose this one. The vocals, the music, and the catchiness (haha that's not a word) are too much to resist. I think this should be right behind Have You Ever Seen the Rain? which I can respect as the top spot song.

10 Green River

Underrated song. Not CCR's very best, but it has a cool rhythm and should be in the top 10 or maybe higher.

Jesus, this should be top 5, no matter what.

The Contenders
11 Run Through the Jungle

I just selected a random CCR song when I didn't know the band very well. This was the random song I selected, and I loved it. It's been one of my favorites ever since.

The perfect song for driving through the rain. This bluesy song is evocative of the Vietnam War.

My favorite band, and my favorite song of theirs.

12 Travelin' Band

I understand that this song doesn't deserve to be number one, but it definitely deserves to be in the top ten.

Listened to this a lot recently. One of my three favorites by CCR.

13 Suzie Q

This and Born on the Bayou are great jam songs. They might be rated higher if Fogerty had written them, but you've got to love their arrangement of it. Really the song that introduced me to CCR.

Are you kidding! This song should at least be in the top 3, if not the number one CCR song. Sad to see such a great song at number 9.

I'm offended that this isn't even in the top 10. Amazing song. Every song by them is amazing. Amazing band.

14 Hey Tonight

Brilliant song to swig back some whiskey and make memories with friends and family.

15 I Heard It Trough the Grapevine

This is a true work of art. Amazing guitar solos, and Fogerty does a great job of singing at the beginning. A true classic! This should be way higher.

With all due respect to Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, etc., this is my favorite version of this song.

The best song for breakups! I've promised that my son or daughter will listen to them. CCR is the best!

16 I Put a Spell on You

Listen to this one. It's visceral. In every relationship that lasts more than a few weeks, there is always some kind of enchantment.

This is not only the best CCR song of all time, it is the best rock and roll song of all time. So different, awesome guitar, and menacing vocals.

The best of John Fogerty. His voice is legendary in this song.

17 Lodi

I can't believe I'm having to add this. Should be top ten! Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again. Anyone who has ever played gigs can relate to this song.

18 Ramble Tamble

Real fans love this one the best.

19 Midnight Special

There was a big gap on this list. Just take a look on YouTube. You'll see a video of it with more than 5 million views. Now look for something like "The Working Man." There's no video with more than a tenth of that one.

Beautiful rhythmic song. A classic.

20 Sweet Hitch-Hiker
21 Cotton Fields

I absolutely love this song by Creedence. It was hard to choose between this and the gem that is Born on the Bayou. Two very different sounds. It all depends on what type of mood I'm in at the time. Later today I might come back and vote for the other. Who can tell?

An unknown song that, if written by the Eagles, would have become a timeless classic.

Great song, and I love Fogerty's arrangement. These guys were Americana personified.

22 Long As I Can See the Light

This is just such a lovely, relaxing song. Sometimes, with all the commotion through the day, you just want peace at the end of it. And this is the song to play.

This song has such raw emotion, and the sax solo gives me goosebumps every time. At least for me, this is number 1.

Number 18? What, seriously? This song deserves to be number 1!

23 Someday Never Comes

A song that is always underestimated. It's a melancholic one - something rare for this band. And it is very well done.

Masterpiece! The voice travels along the human soul. The "meaning" of life in a song.

I just love every CCR song, but this is truly beautiful and leaves a melancholy note. I love father-son songs.

24 Effigy

Potentially the most underrated of all Creedence songs. The guitar solo is some of Fogerty's best work, and the chorus is awesome. For any other band, this would be much higher, but CCR is so damn good!

This should be top 12 because it is killer! I get a spine-chilling feeling every time this is cranked up. Creedence is the best good-times band, but they're also deep as hell too.

I just love the guitar solo in this song.

25 Walk on the Water

This song is so incredibly underrated. It has one of their best guitar solos, and the drums are incredible.

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