Sweet Hitch-Hiker

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"Sweet Hitch-Hiker"
Sweet Hitch-Hiker - Creedence Clearwater Revival.jpg
Single by Creedence Clearwater Revival
from the album Mardi Gras
B-side"Door to Door"
ReleasedJuly 1971
Format7" 45 RPM
Genre
Length2:59
LabelFantasy
Songwriter(s)John Fogerty
Producer(s)
Creedence Clearwater Revival singles chronology
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
(1971)
"Sweet Hitch-Hiker"
(1971)
"Someday Never Comes"
(1972)

"Sweet Hitch-Hiker" is a song by the American roots/swamp rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival from their 1972 album Mardi Gras. It was first released as a single in 1971 and reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] On the Record Retailer UK Singles Chart, it peaked at #36.[2]

The song was written by CCR singer John Fogerty, and it has been described as a "classic John Fogerty stomper" by author Hank Bordowitz.[3]

The song mentions the Greasy King, a restaurant in El Cerrito, the California city where the band members were raised.

The B-side of the single was the song "Door to Door" written and sung by Stu Cook.

Chart performance[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Gold[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-8230-7499-0. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  2. ^ Warwick, Neil; Kutner, Jon; Brown, Tony (2004). The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles and Albums. London: Omnibus Press. p. 275. ISBN 1-84449-058-0. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  3. ^ Bordowitz, Hank (2007). Bad Moon Rising: The Unauthorized History of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-55652-661-9. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Musicline.de – {{{artist}}} Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – {{{artist}}} – {{{song}}}" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Library and archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  8. ^ "Creedence Clearwater Revival Chart History". Billboard.com. Billboard.
  9. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, August 28, 1971
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Sweet Hitch-Hiker". VG-lista.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Sweet Hitch-Hiker" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Sweet Hitch-Hiker". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  15. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca.
  16. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1971
  17. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database