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About "Sweet Hitch-Hiker"

"Sweet Hitch-Hiker" is a song by the American roots/swamp rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival from their 1972 album Mardi Gras. It was first released as a single in 1971 and reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their 9th and last top 10 hit. On the Record Retailer UK Singles Chart, it peaked at #36.The song was written by CCR singer John Fogerty, and it has been described as a "classic John Fogerty stomper" by author Hank Bordowitz. It was a departure from previous CCR songs in that it dealt explicitly with sexual themes.

The song mentions the Greasy King, a restaurant in El Cerrito, the California city where the band members were raised.

The B-side of the single was the song "Door to Door" written and sung by Stu Cook.

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Albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)
Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
Bayou Country (1969)
Green River (1969)
Cosmo's Factory (1970)
Pendulum (1970)
Mardi Gras (1972)
Live in Europe (1973)
The Concert (1980)
Live at Woodstock (2019)
At the Royal Albert Hall (2022)

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