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YMMV: Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Award Snub: The band was never even nominated for a Grammy.
  • Covered Up: Their rendition of "Susie Q" is by far more widely known than the original by Dale Hawkins, and their version of "I Put a Spell on You" is usually played more often than the original Screamin' Jay Hawkins version.
    • In reverse, their song "Proud Mary" was Covered Up by Ike & Tina Turner.
    • Fogerty had a minor solo hit with "Rockin' All Over the World". Then Status Quo covered it...
  • Ear Worm: Most of their songs, though probably "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary" and "Down on the Corner" most of all.
  • Epic Riff: "Susie Q", "Green River", "Born on the Bayou", "Down on the Corner", "Up Around the Bend", "Fortunate Son", "Who'll Stop the Rain"
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: "Bad Moon Rising" is about the apocalypse.
  • Face of the Band: John Fogerty
  • Memetic Mutation: A very early example of one is in "Bad Moon Rising". It was a popular thing for drunk people at concerts to get the lyrics wrong (sometimes by accident) by saying "There's a bathroom on the right". Some of the lesser informed concert goers would actually think those were the lyrics.
  • Signature Song: "Born on the Bayou"
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: The song "Lookin' Out My Back Door" is probably their best example of a feel good song. It's just so damn happy you can't help but smile when you listen to it.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Travelin' Band" was close enough to "Good Golly, Miss Molly" that Little Richard's publishers sued the band (and got an out-of-court settlement).
  • Vindicated by History: Thank you, Forrest Gump!

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