Fogarty’s iconic song was released in 1969
Global Celebration Continues as ‘Fortunate Son’, Written and Performed by John Fogerty and Recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Surpasses 1 Billion Streams on Spotify, Concord Says Reported by Music Publishing. This standout achievement follows another hit, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” which Fogarty wrote for Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), which will reach 1 billion streams in March 2023. broke through. Both songs are now part of Spotify’s Billions Club. An exclusive collection of songs that includes other mega hits from the Concord catalog such as Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” to name a few. “Fortunate Son” is on his Spotify “Billions Club” playlist, which includes less than 450 of his songs out of the hundreds of millions currently streaming on the platform.
“I’m humbled and honored that my song ‘Fortunate Son’ reached 1 billion streams. [on Spotify]. This happened when I finally got the rights to an early song after waiting a lifetime,” says Fogerty. “I wrote this song to express my anger at the inequality of treatment of people in our culture. We look forward to celebrating.”
Fogarty has a lot to celebrate this year. In January 2023, he regained control over his own work and acquired a majority interest in worldwide publishing rights from Concord. Fogerty, who is currently touring the world, and his two sons are playing a catalog of songs that have resonated with fans for over 50 years.
Written by John Fogerty and released as an early single in October 1969, “Fortunate Son” was included on CCR’s fourth studio album. Willie and the Poor Boys. The album, which included other Fogerty-penned hits such as “Down on the Corner” and “Midnight Special”, was released in November 1969 to wide critical acclaim and commercial success. It was a success, peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200. , “Fortunate Son” peaked at #2 on the US charts, and in December 1970 he received an RIAA Gold Disc Award. “Fortunate Sun” includes U2, Pearl Jam, Rise Against, Dropkick Murphys, Cat Power, Santana and Scott Stapp, Bob Seger, Death Cab for Cutie.
“Lucky Son” has received many accolades, including being added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural and historical significance. The song holds her undeniable place in history as one of the most visceral and high-profile protest songs of the Vietnam War era. Beyond anti-war sentiment, the song is an ode to the 99%, condensing a critique of elitism and class privilege into her simple but powerful and defiant three words, “It Ain’t Me.” . The song is poignant about the inequalities of class and war, and touches on privilege and lack thereof, a sentiment that remains relevant and relevant today.