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 a 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 and take a walk, but are unable to release the seat belt. In the last verse they drive home, defeated by said 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 bassist Louis Satterfield.
|Canada (RPM Top Forty-5's)||6|
|New Zealand (Listener)||2|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||3|
|US Billboard Hot 100||10|
|US Billboard R&B Singles||10|
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