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(s)||Leonard Chess, Phil Chess|
|Chuck Berry singles chronology|
The song is comical four verse story. In the first verse the narrator is cruising in his car with his girlfriend, and they kiss. In the second they start to cuddle, and drive slow. In the third they decide to park (on the Kokomo[disambiguation needed]) and take a walk, but are unable to release the seat-belt. In the last verse they drive home, defeated by the recalcitrant seat-belt.
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.
- English punk band Toy Dolls, on their 1989 album Wakey Wakey
- The Proclaimers covered the song for the Slab Boys soundtrack.
- "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
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- 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: 1964-06-13" UK Singles Chart.
- "Chuck Berry - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
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