Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry
Berry Chuck 1958 Chuck Berry Is On Top

Deep down Louisiana
Close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods
Among the evergreens

There stood a log cabin
Made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy
Named Johnny B. Goode

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1958
  • single released March 31, 1958
  • from the album Chuck Berry Is on Top (1958)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #7 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the famous opening guitar riff on "Johnny B. Goode" is essentially a note-for-note copy of the opening solo on Louis Jordan's "Ain't That Just Like a Woman" (1946) which was played by guitarist Carl Hogan
  • on the record:
       Chuck Berry- vocals and guitar
       Lafayette Leake- piano
       Willie Dixon- bass
       Fred Below- drums
  • written by Chuck Berry while he was on tour in New Orleans in 1958
  • produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess
  • recorded January 6, 1958 at Chess Records Studio, Chicago, IL
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