31 Oct


“Bad Moon Rising” is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was the lead single from their album Green River and was released in April 1969, four months before the album. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September 1969 (see 1969 in music). It was CCR’s second gold single.[1]

The song has been recorded by at least 20 different artists, in styles ranging from folk to reggae to psychedelic rock.

In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked it #364 on its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.


Fogerty reportedly wrote “Bad Moon Rising” after watching The Devil and Daniel Webster. Inspired by a scene in the film involving a hurricane, Fogerty claims the song is about “the apocalypse that was going to be visited upon us.”[2]


Posted by on October 31, 2016 in music



  1. roughwighting

    October 7, 2016 at 3:47 am

    This song gives me a L O T of memories!

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  2. gunnardeckare

    October 31, 2016 at 9:54 am

    This is real good rock music!

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  3. SonniQ

    November 1, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Damn they look so young ( or I’m older than I realize.) Knowing what R&R went on to become,seeing 4 guys on stage banging the drums in a simple 4/4 meter, no harmonies or effects, but with a clear melody with a good voice is refreshing. A tune that is timeless with the baby boomers.

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  4. America On Coffee

    November 1, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Surely they would be impressed by any flattery, today:-)!! It all sounds good to me! Keep being the groove, SonniQ !! LOL!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Cyndi

    November 6, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    YES. One of my all time favorites!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. SonniQ

    November 25, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Oh, I’ve got grove! The young have nothing over on me!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. America On Coffee

    November 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Bet you do! :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  8. SonniQ

    December 4, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    But I do have wisdom they haven’t developed yet. (smile)

    Liked by 1 person

  9. America On Coffee

    December 5, 2016 at 4:07 am


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