My Favorite Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs: #14 "Who'll Stop the Rain" (1970)

@JohnRoberts (54607)
Los Angeles, California
May 2, 2016 10:07am CST
Another hit off the "Cosmo's Factory" album, "Who'll Stop the Rain" made it to number two in the charts despite being one of Fogerty's most somber and thought provoking efforts. As with "Run Through the Jungle" and "Fortunate Son," it was widely assumed "Who'll Stop the Rain" concerned the Vietnam War. Apparently, the song is Fogerty's rumination on the ills of mankind and that neither the governing establishment nor flower power children can solve them. This is more acoustic folk rock CCR and Fogerty sounds mournful. Robert Stone's acclaimed novel "Dog Soldiers" was adapted into a 1978 movie starring Nick Nolte retitled "Who'll Stop the Rain" after the song which plays on the soundtrack.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Who'll Stop The Rain Cosmo's Factory Lyrics: Long as I remember The rain been comin' down. Clouds of myst'ry pourin' Confusion o...
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@FourWalls (13354)
• United States
2 May 16
Definitely on my list of favorite CCR songs!
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@marlina (72858)
• Canada
2 May 16
Same here.
@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
3 May 16
I like the CCR too. I don't know that their song "Who'll Stop the Rain" referred to the Vietnam War. Thanks for the trivia.
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@shaggin (36676)
• United States
2 May 16
That is a pretty good song. My favorite by them is Looking Out My Back Door. I used to listen to them a lot when I was young. They were my dads cassette tapes I listened to from when he was young.
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• United States
2 May 16
Creedence..one of my all time favs John. Can cheer me anytime. Hope you doing okay my friend.
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@amadeo (64106)
• United States
2 May 16
Yes,this is the group.We used to dance with this song at the club.Nice choice
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
9 May 16
Sounds like a bit of a thing for rain, as my fav' is Have you ever seen the rain
@JohnRoberts (54607)
• Los Angeles, California
9 May 16
Have You Ever Seen the Rain is another of their well known songs.
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@DianneN (76153)
• United States
3 May 16
One of my favorites!
@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
3 May 16
CCR are in my favourite collection of all time bands. YEAH!
• United States
2 May 16
This was one of my favorite songs by John Fogerty.
@teamfreak16 (40941)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 May 16
With such a strong body of work, I can see why you went with 15.
@marlina (72858)
• Canada
2 May 16
Another one of the CCR song that I love.
@msiduri (5754)
• United States
2 May 16
Another one. Boy, you're bringing my younger days back to mind.
@kevin1877uk (36974)
2 May 16
Good group from the 60's & 70's :)