Up Around the Bend" is a song recorded by the American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, and written by the band's lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Fogerty. The song was composed and recorded only a few days prior to the band's April 1970 European tour and was included on the album . Released as a Cosmo's Factory single, with " Run Through the Jungle" on the flipside, the double-sided single climbed to number four on the chart in the spring of 1970. Billboard Hot 100
It was certified
gold by the RIAA for sales of over one million copies. It was also a major hit in the UK, where it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.
The song opens with a prominent, high-pitched guitar
riff played by John Fogerty. The song's lyrics have Fogerty telling of a gathering "up around the bend" on the highway and inviting the listener to join in.
The song has been
covered by artists such as Elton John, who recorded a version of the song early in his career, and Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks, who covered it on their 1984 album, .
Two Steps from the Move
Usage in media [ edit ]
"Up Around the Bend" has appeared in the following films:
(1994), Eau froide, L' (1996), Michael (2000), Remember the Titans (2006), Invincible (2007), The Hoax (2012), and Red Dawn (2013). It was also used in the Free Birds TV mini-series, (1998), in an episode of From the Earth to the Moon (2008) and in the first episode of My Name Is Earl (2016).
Hap and Leonard
The song was featured in the
Kurt Cobain documentary and is also available on its Kurt Cobain About a Son soundtrack.
The song appears in the
Activision video game, .
Guitar Hero World Tour
The song is available as a playable song for the
series of Rock Band music video games as downloadable content.
2013, the song has been frequently used in commercials for
Kellogg's Raisin Bran.
Social Distortion covered the song for the soundtrack album. Free Birds
Finnish rock and glam punk band Hanoi Rocks covered "Up Around the Bend" on their fourth studio album . The song was also released as a Two Steps from the Move single.
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