Rockin' All Over the World

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About Rockin' All Over the World

"Rockin' All Over the World" is a rock song written by John Fogerty, formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival. It made its debut on Fogerty's second solo album in 1975. It was also released as a single, spending six weeks in the US top 40, peaking at #27. Rolling Stone critic Dave Marsh considered the song a good choice for the album's lead single, although he claimed that it was "little more than the formulaic CCR sound with the title repeated over and over, like a chant." Status Quo recorded their own, heavier arrangement of Fogerty's song for their 1977 album Rockin' All Over the World.  


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Status Quo, also colloquially known as The Quo or just Quo, are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of boogie rock. more »

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COMPOSER
"Rockin' All Over the World" was written by John Fogerty, formerly a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
ORIGINAL RELEASE
Fogerty originally released the song as a lead single from his second solo album, also titled "Rockin' All Over the World" in 1975.
STATUS QUO COVER
The band Status Quo covered the song just two years after Fogerty's original release, in 1977.
CHART SUCCESS
Status Quo's cover of the song was a great commercial success, reaching the top 3 in UK Singles Chart.
LIVE AID
Status Quo's version of "Rockin' All Over the World" was famously the opening number of the historic global charity event Live Aid in 1985.
NUMEROUS COVERS
The song has been covered by dozens of artists following Status Quo's successful reinterpretation, including Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Coldplay.
LIVE PERFORMANCE TOGETHER
John Fogerty and Status Quo indeed shared a joint performance of "Rockin' All Over The World" during a show in 2012.
SONG MEANING
The song is recognized as a quintessential anthem of perseverance and unity - painting a picture of people all over the world dancing and having fun despite their differences.
MUSIC VIDEO
Status Quo's music video for their cover version is notable for its unique mix of animation and live-action footage.
CULTURAL IMPACT
Beyond its success as a hit song, "Rockin' All Over the World" has become a rallying cry at sporting events, political rallies, and other events that call for unity and celebration.

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