Around and Around
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|"Around and Around"|
|Single by Chuck Berry|
|from the album Chuck Berry Is on Top|
|A-side||"Johnny B. Goode"|
|Released||March 31, 1958|
|Genre||Rock and roll, blues|
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones covered the song on their EP, Five by Five and second U.S. album 12 X 5 in 1964. Besides the band members it featured Ian Stewart (musician) on piano. In October 1964, they performed the song as part of their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. They played it on a regular basis on their tours in 1964 and 1965. In 1964 the Stones opened their famed TAMI Show with the song. After more than a decade they performed the song again at the Knebworth Fair on August 21, 1976. It was also included on the 1977 live album Love You Live, from the El Mocambo club gig in Toronto. After that, it has only been performed occasionally, most recently during the band's 2012 U.S. tour at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on December 15.
The Animals covered it on both their US debut album The Animals, MGM Records – SE 4264, and their UK debut album also called The Animals, Columbia (EMI) 33SX 1669, in 1964. Eric Burdon had it also included on some of his live sets.
U.S. rock band Pearl Jam released an in-studio version as the b-side of its 2016 Christmas single.
The song was a staple of the Grateful Dead, who played it in concert over 400 times between 1970 and 1995. It appears on 19 Grateful Dead albums, and nine more by related acts from the Grateful Dead family.
David Bowie recorded the song in 1971, produced by Ken Scott, under the title "Round and Round". It was released as the B-side of the single "Drive-In Saturday" in April 1973. This is one of David Bowie's rarer recordings. The original single mix was included on the compilations Rare (1982) and Re:Call 1, part of the Five Years (1969–1973) compilation (2015). Alternate mixes were included on Bowie's Sound + Vision box sets (1989, 2003) and on the bonus disc of the Ziggy Stardust - 30th Anniversary Reissue (2002). Picture disc versions was released in both the RCA Life Time picture disc set and the Fashion Picture Disc Set.
Meat Loaf placed the song in his "Rock 'n Roll Medley" during his 1989 tour for a short time.
American punk rock band, Germs released their version of the song which is included on the posthumous What We Do Is Secret EP released in 1981, as well as (MIA): The Complete Anthology released in 1993. Although originally a Chuck Berry song, their version is much closer to David Bowie's version. Lead singer, Darby Crash was heavily influenced by Bowie, as well as other members of the band.
It was also covered by Waysted in their 1985 album The Good The Bad and The Waysted. The song is a staple of their live set since.
Japanese band The Joint, recorded a version with changed lyrics (mostly in Japanese about being constantly drunk) on their CD Hoochie Coochie Men.
The song was also a staple at Argentine band Los Piojos's live shows, and a medley featuring "Around & Around" and "Blue Suede Shoes" (renamed in Spanish as Zapatos de Gamuza Azul) was released on their 1999 live album Ritual.
- "Grateful Dead Family Discography: Around And Around". Deaddisc.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.