No Particular Place to Go
|"No Particular Place to Go"|
|Single by Chuck Berry|
|from the album St. Louis to Liverpool|
|Format||7" 45 RPM|
|Recorded||March 25, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Producer||Leonard Chess, Phil Chess|
|Chuck Berry singles chronology|
The session(s) during which "No Particular Place to Go" was recorded were produced by Leonard and Phil Chess, and backing Berry were pianist Paul Williams, drummer Odie Payne, and an unknown bassist.
|Canada (RPM Top Forty-5's)||6|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||3|
|US Billboard Hot 100||10|
|US Billboard R&B Singles||10|
- George Thorogood & The Destroyers, whose version was played with more of a rock feel.
- Perennial rock group Status Quo, which earned them some minor success.
- French singer Eddy Mitchell, entitled "A crédit et en stéréo."
- Swedish singer/songwriter Björn Skifs, which was sung in Swedish.
- Norwegian folk musician Øystein Sunde, entitled "Ikke no' spesielt sted å dra," and sung in Norwegian.
- Hip hop artist Mos Def, as Chuck Berry in the film Cadillac Records.
- English rock band The Troggs, on their 1975 self-titled album.
In popular culture
The song can be heard on the radio station of the computer game Mafia II during the 1950s period, though the song was released much later than the era the game is set in.
The song is played on One Foot in the Grave as Victor is a chauffeur in the episode "The Exterminating Angel".
The song is featured in the Steve Martin film Sgt. Bilko and is played over the military base's radio station as a warning that the antagonist Major Thorn (played by Dan Ackroyd) is approaching the motor-pool. The cast proceeds to hide their illicit activities upon hearing the song as the Major approaches.
- "Hot Pop Spotlights". Billboard: 36. May 16, 1964.
- Gold (CD liner). Chuck Berry. United States: Geffen Records/Chess Records. 2005. pp. 24, 27. 0602498805589. http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1987023.
- Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Chess Era (1955-1966)". Retrieved December 14, 2010.
- "RPM - Item Display: Top Singles - Volume 1, No. 21, July 13, 1964" (.Php). Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 2004.
- "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
- "Chuck Berry - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
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