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Creedence Clearwater Revival

Bad Moon Rising

  • Revival
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Musical
  • Acoustic
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  • 1969
  • 1965
  • 1912
  • 1960
  • 1970

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“Bad Moon Rising” is a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival, written by John Fogerty. It was the lead single from their album Green River released in April 1969, four months before the album, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September 1969 (see 1969 in music). It was CCR’s second gold single. The song has been recorded by at least 20 different artists, in styles that range from acoustic folk to reggae to psychedelic rock to zydeco. Sonic Youth named an entire album after it. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ There's a bad moon on the rise ... Well, it's bound to take your life ... Don't go around tonight

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This song is listed #355 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival (See Charts): The Working Man, The Midnight Special, Cross-Tie Walker, Commotion, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Wrote A Song For Everyone, Lodi, Penthouse Pauper, Bootleg, and Effigy.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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