Come On (Chuck Berry song)
|Single by Chuck Berry|
|A-side||"Go Go Go"|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Chuck Berry singles chronology|
"Come On" is a song written and first released by Chuck Berry in 1961. It has been recorded in many versions by a large number of bands since its release. "Come On" failed to chart in the US Top 100, but the B-side, "Go Go Go", reached number 38 on UK charts.
According to the liner notes from the Berry compilation album The Great Twenty-Eight, the performers on the record were as follows:
- Chuck Berry – lead vocals, guitar
- Johnnie Johnson – piano
- Ebby Harding – drums
- L.C. Davis – tenor saxophone
- Martha Berry – background vocals
The Rolling Stones version
|Single by the Rolling Stones|
|B-side||"I Want to Be Loved"|
|Released||June 7, 1963|
|Recorded||May 10, 1963|
|Studio||Olympic Studios, Barnes, London|
|Producer(s)||Andrew Loog Oldham|
|the Rolling Stones singles chronology|
"Come On" was chosen as the Rolling Stones' debut single. Released in the late spring of 1963, it reached number 21 on the UK single charts. The B-side was the Stones' arrangement of Willie Dixon's "I Want to Be Loved". Both songs were recorded in May 1963. "Come On" has been released on several compilation albums: More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (1972), Singles Collection: The London Years (1989) (together with its B-side), Singles 1963-1965 (2004) (together with its B-side), Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones (2007), GRRR! (2012) and Stray Cats, a bonus disc available only on the Rolling Stones In Mono Box Set(together with its B-side).
During the 6 June 2013 concert in Toronto, Canada, as part of the "50 & Counting Tour", Mick Jagger sang a few bars (with Charlie Watts drumming the beat) after mentioning the single being released exactly 50 years ago that day. It was the first time the song was heard in any capacity during a Rolling Stones concert since 1965.
- Mick Jagger – lead vocals
- Keith Richards – guitar
- Brian Jones – harmonica, backing vocals
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Charlie Watts – drums
- The Chocolate Watch Band recorded a version of this song in 1967
- Ian Gomm recorded a slow version in 1978 on Stiff Records.
- Joe Jackson had a version as a B-side to his 1979 I'm the Man single, a 1979 live recording was included on the 1980 Propaganda album (various artists) and later on the 2001 reissue of his 1979 album I'm the Man
- Dutch rock band the New Adventures recorded their version of it in 1979
- A bonus track (presumably from the same recording session) on the 1998 remastered edition of Wishbone Ash's 1980 Just Testing album
- Renée Geyer covered the song on her album, So Lucky (1981)
- Serbian new wave band Idoli recorded a version with lyrics in Serbian language, entitled "Hajde", on their 1981 EP VIS Idoli
- "Come On! The Rolling Stones mark 50 years since debut single with rare live rendition". The Independent. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
- The Rolling Stones, "Come On" at AllMusic