CCR in Media

CCR in Media


*"Up Around the Bend" plays in the 1998 HBO mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon" as Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land on the Moon. (This is an anachronism, as "Apollo 12"'s lunar flight took place in November, 1969, and the song came out in April, 1970.) "Bad Moon Rising" also plays during the "Apollo 16" scenes.
*In "The Simpsons" episode "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington", Homer Simpson sings a portion of "Bad Moon Rising", after hearing Marge ask someone to perform CPR. Also, in the episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen" a portion of "Proud Mary" is performed.
*In the American TV program "Married With Children", Al Bundy sings portions of "Proud Mary", Who'll Stop the Rain, and Norman Whitfield's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", which CCR famously covered.
*On the TV series "My Name Is Earl", CCR is confused with CPR (like on the "The Simpsons") and Randy begins to sing during the medical emergency.
*"Have You Ever Seen the Rain" is used in sgcite|Unending, the final episode of TV Series "Stargate SG-1". This was only the third time that a song not written by the crew of "Stargate" was used on the show.
*On the TV show "Gilmore Girls", the character Jackson Melville is a fan of CCR, and the show has frequently referenced them. In the episode "I Solemnly Swear", Jackson's wife puts on CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" before he realises that she might have cheated on him; "CCR" gets mentioned six times within four lines of dialogue, which ends with Jackson's "You ruined Creedence for me!". In "Those are Strings, Pinocchio", Jackson offers to put some CCR music on. In "Raincoats and Recipes", Jackson sports a Creedence shirt that he says he got as an anniversary from his wife.
* In an episode of TAI TV, guitarist Mike Carden of The Academy Is... is seen dancing on his 21st birthday to "Down on the Corner"
*In the American TV program Dexter, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" was used in one of Dexters flashbacks, in 1973 when his father listens to the song on the radio and turns up the volume.
*In the American sci-fi drama television series "Supernatural", "Bad Moon Rising" is played in the Season 1 finale when a semi truck collides with Dean's '67 Chevy Impala. "Run Through the Jungle" is played in a Season 3 episode when Sam and Dean meet someone in a bar.
*ESPN football analyst Chris Berman gave former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Andre Rison the nickname "Bad Moon Rison".
*In the TV show "Las Vegas", last episode of 1st season, "Long As I Can See the Light" is playing while Danny and Mike are driving on the Strip.


*In "Nick Hornby"'s book "A Long Way Down", CCR is quoted as being the disease which one of the main characters is dying of. In reality, he is not dying, he is just too ashamed to admit his reasons for committing suicide. He cites CCR because they are one of his favourite bands.
*In the book "The Shining" by Stephen King, there is a portion of the lyrics to "Bad Moon Rising".
*In the "Dark Tower series" by Stephen King, several times, Eddie says how his brother used to pull out his Creedence records from time to time.


*"Bad Moon Rising" was played during the end credit roll in "Mr. Woodcock"
*"Keep on Chooglin'" was played in the 1980 film "Where the Buffalo Roam".
*"Fortunate Son" was played over the beginning and ending credits of the remade "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004) as well as during the ending credits of "Live Free Or Die Hard" (2007); the film "My Fellow Americans" features "Bad Moon Rising".; "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" appears in the trailer for "December Boys".
*In "Apocalypse Now", during the Playboy bunny scene, the band plays "Suzie Q".
*In the film "The Big Lebowski", the main character, Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, lists "Creedence" as his favorite band. "Looking out My Back Door" and "Run Through the Jungle" can be heard during the course of the movie.
*"Keep on Chooglin'" was played in the 2007 film "Wild Hogs
*In the film "Forrest Gump", when Forrest is in the helicopter going to Vietnam, the song "Fortunate Son" is playing.
*In "Live Free or Die Hard", there is a scene in which Matthew Farrell complains about CCR being on the radio to which John McClane responds by turning it up. The track featured is "Fortunate Son".
*In the film "Evan Almighty", the song played at the start of the film is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?".
*Several Creedence songs including "Who'll Stop the Rain" feature in the film "Dog Soldiers", which is also known under this alternative title
*"Bad Moon Rising" features during the werewolf transformation in "An American Werewolf in London"
*In the film Remember The Titans "Up and Around the Bend" was used throughout a football scene.
*In the Film "" The CCR song "The Midnight Special" is Featured at both the start and the end of the Film. "The hitchiker Scene with Dan Aykroyd, and the Ambulance scene also with Dan Aykroyd.
*In the Film "December Boys", the song "Who'll Stop The Rain" was featured in the scene where Daniel Radcliffe and Teresa Palmer (who play Maps and Lucy respectively) are in the cave.
* In the film "Blade", the song "Bad Moon Rising" is featured.
* In the film "We Are Marshall", the song "Lookin' Out My Back Door" is played.
* "Born On The Bayou" was played in the 1993 "Jean-Claude Van Damme" film "Hard Target (film)".
* "Born On The Bayou" opened the 1988 film "Return of the Swamp Thing".
* "Bad Moon Rising" is played in the film "My Girl", while Vada and Thomas boundlessly play and run.

Other Appearances

* Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana started a CCR cover band before starting Nirvana.
* "Lookin' Out My Back Door" was covered by Finnish Metal group Children of Bodom on their 2008 single Blooddrunk.
* The Scottish football club Dundee United use the song "Up Around The Bend" whenever they score at their home ground
* At Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party in February 2008, rock band Daughtry, Chad Kroeger and Slash performed a cover of Born on the Bayou.
* Jamie Thomas, professional skateboarder, used "Fortunate Son" as his song in his video part in the Zero Skateboards video "New Blood"
*"Fortunate Son" was played in the intro of "Battlefield Vietnam"
*"Green River" was played in the fictional radio station K-Dst in the computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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