Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Left a good job in the city
Working for The Man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying 'bout the way things might have been

1969
2
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969
  • peaked at No. 8 on the UK Singles chart in 1969
  • from CCR's second studio album, Bayou Country (1969)
  • ranks #156 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • written by John Fogerty; Fogerty reportedly wrote the song while on a steamboat called the “Mary Elizabeth”
  • Fogerty had three ideas for the song title when he wrote the tune- "Proud Mary," "Riverboat," and "Rolling On A River"
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