BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #16: “HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN”- CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #16: “Have You Ever Seen The Rain’- Creedence Clearwater Revival. January 30, 1971.

  • Single:”Have You Ever Seen The Rain’- Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Record Company- Fantasy
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by John Fogerty
  • Time: 2:39
  • B-side:”Hey Tonight”
  • Album-Pendulum
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #8 10 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Another great Creedence Clearwater Revival song from the late 60’s early 70’s period. It was about to end- the hits and the group- they had 2 more Top 40 hits in them before breaking up. While many have seen the song as a commentary on the Vietnam War and the dissent in America at the time- Fogerty has said in interviews that it was about the discord going on in CCR at the time. The band had exceeded all expectations- they had all this great success- were rich and famous and the members of the band were depressed and unhappy. Great song whatever it’s about. “Hey Tonight” the b-side also got a lot of airplay.

8 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #16: “HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN”- CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

    • I never mind not knowing what a song is about- i like coming up with my own thought on it.. I wouldn’t have thought this one was about the band itself at the time but it does make sense.

    • Yeah. If the song speaks to me, why they wrote it is largely irrelevant. It’s kind of like viewing drawings or paintings or people…eye of the beholder…or, ear of the beholder. 😆

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