Friday, January 24, 2014

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Up Around the Bend

For our Friday Flipside feature, we have selected a “B” side of a double-sided hit by Creedence Clearwater Revival that charted equally at #4. While being the “B” side, “Up Around the Bend” was better known in the US than intended the “A” side – “Run through the Jungle.” This was not the case in most countries, as “Run through the Jungle” was the hit and “Up Around the Bend” failed to chart.

From the 1970 album “Cosmo’s Factory,” the double-sided hit was a million seller in the US and garnered gold record certification. Both songs have appeared in numerous films and TV shows over the years and both were penned and sung by CCR’s leader John Fogerty.


  1. CCR was a prolific quartet; putting out two albums a year along with a hefty touring schedule.
    John Fogerty was essentially an alto with is high voice. Expressive music from an equally impressive time.