Come On (Chuck Berry song)
Cover of the 1961 US single
|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 extensively covered and versioned by a large number of bands since its release. "Come On" failed to chart in the US Top 100, but B-Side "Go Go Go" reached #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 – guitars and vocals
- Johnnie Johnson – piano
- Ebby Harding – drums
- L.C. Davis – tenor saxophone
- Martha Berry – background vocals
The Rolling Stones version
Cover of the 1971 UK single
|Single by The Rolling Stones|
|B-side||"I Want to Be Loved"|
|Released||June 7, 1963|
|Recorded||May 10, 1963|
|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 #21 on the UK single charts. The B-side was another cover version, 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) and GRRR! (2012).
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
- Charlie Watts – drums, cowbell
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar, backing vocals
- The Chocolate Watch Band recorded a cover version of this song in 1967.
- Serbian new wave band Idoli recorded a version with lyrics in Serbian language. entitled "Hajde" on their 1981 EP VIS Idoli.
- A cover version of the song was included as a bonus track on the 1998 remastered edition of the Wishbone Ash Just Testing album.
- Dutch rock band The New Adventures recorded a cover version in 1979.
- Joe Jackson covered it on the 2001 reissue of his 1979 album I'm the Man.