July 20

“Down on the Corner:” Jerry Reed’s Version of CCR’s Song

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What is happiness to you? Does happiness mean a material thing or the moments that we have? Everyone wants to be happy every day, but they said that it is impossible to be happy every day. The truth is happiness is only a state of mind. If you look at things in a positive and good way, you’ll feel happy about it. However, if you always start your day in a bad way or you think badly then bad things happen. Some say money can bring you happiness, yes it can, but only temporarily. Most of the time, happiness does not require money at all. Sometimes happiness is as simple as listening to Jerry Reed’s version of “Down on the Corner.”

Jerry Reed’s Cover

Jerry Reed recorded the song “Down on the Corner” in 1982 for his thirty-first studio album The Bird. “Down on the Corner” entered the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at No. 13 in 1983. His album The Bird peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Only two songs in his album were able to enter the Billboard chart. His version of “Down on the Corner” and “The Bird.” His titled track reached the No. 2 position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1982.


“Down on the Corner” was first recorded in 1969. Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) was the first to record this song. John Fogerty wrote the song for the CCR’s album Willy and the Poor Boys. CCR’s version reached No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Other Versions

Artists from different genre’s recorded their own version of this song too, beginning from 1970 to 2014. Some of the artists were The Goo Goo Dolls, The Osmond Brothers, and Bryan Adams.

About the Song

The song is about four young boys who, every after dinner time, go out to one corner of the street and play music to earn money and to make people happy. The song says that you don’t need money to have fun, which is partly true.

Come and dance along with Jerry Reed’s version of “Down on the Corner.”

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