Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival
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It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no senator's son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one

1969
14
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969
  • “Fortunate Son” was the B-side of “Down on the Corner"
  • the opening track on side 2 of CCR's fourth studio LP, Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • on the record:
         John Fogerty- lead vocals, lead guitar
         Tom Fogerty- rhythm guitar, backing vocals
         Stu Cook- bass
         Doug Clifford- drums
  • written by John Fogerty
  • Fogerty: "The song speaks more to the unfairness of class than war itself. It's the old saying about rich men making war and poor men having to fight them."
  • produced by John Fogerty
  • recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California
  • Fantasy Records label
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