Best Uses of Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs in Movies and Television
Nothing says "Vietnam flashback" like a Creedence Clearwater Revival song. Four guys from California were able to capture the rustic South like no other band before or since.
As years went on, their sound also came to epitomize the unrest of the 1960s. Filmmakers began to use CCR's songs as the background for civil rights protests, sniper fire in Nam, and even LSD trips gone bad.
With the band's lead singer and chief songwriter, John Fogerty, playing a solo set at Hard Rock Live tonight, let's look at the ten best uses of CCR in movies and television.
10. The Expendables - "Born on the Bayou"
This Sylvester Stallone movie employed every action movie cliché in the book, including the gang of Expendables all unwinding in a bar throwing knives at a dartboard while listening to CCR.
9. Married With Children - "Who'll Stop the Rain"
Interspersed between Bud Bundy's one-liners is an entire episode titled after a CCR song where Al has to fix the family's leaky roof.
8. The Johnny Cash Show - "Proud Mary"
The band also played "Bad Moon Rising" on the Man in Black's weekly variety show, but closer "Proud Mary" brings down the house.