EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Bad Moon Rising’ – Creedance Clearwater Revival

What was the number one song in the UK on 20th September 1969?

American rock band, Creedance Clearwater Revival got to number one for 3 weeks with Bad Moon Rising.

John Fogerty’s apocalyptic predicting country rock tune, is despite it’s subject matter- a jolly little tune. It’s incredibly catchy and its popularity throughout the years is justified. Again, this 60’s song has been featured on the NME’s Ruby Trax charity album, where it was covered by The Blue Aeroplanes.

Lyrics

I see the bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today
Don’t go around tonight
Well it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise
I hear hurricanes a-blowing
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers over flowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin
Well don’t go around tonight
Well it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise, all right
Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye
Well don’t go around tonight
Well it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise
Don’t come around tonight
Well it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

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