Come On (Chuck Berry song)

"Come On" is a song written and first released by Chuck Berry in 1961. It has been recorded in many versions by many bands since its release, most notably the Rolling Stones. "Come On" failed to chart in the US Top 100, but the B-side, "Go Go Go", reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Come On"
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Single by Chuck Berry
B-side"Go Go Go"
ReleasedOctober 1961 (1961-10)
Recorded1961
StudioChess Studios (Chicago)
GenreRock and roll
Length1:53
LabelChess
Songwriter(s)Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry singles chronology
"I'm Talking about You"
(1961)
"Come On"
(1961)
"Nadine"
(1964)

PersonnelEdit

According to the liner notes from the Berry compilation album The Great Twenty-Eight, the performers on the record were as follows:

  • Chuck Berry – lead vocals, guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano
  • Ebby Harding – drums
  • L.C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Martha Berry – background vocals

The Rolling Stones versionEdit

"Come On"
 
Single by the Rolling Stones
B-side"I Want to Be Loved"
ReleasedJune 7, 1963 (1963-06-07)
RecordedMay 10, 1963
StudioOlympic Studios, Barnes, London[1]
Genre
Length1:48
LabelDecca
Songwriter(s)Chuck Berry
Producer(s)Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Come On"
(1963)
"I Wanna Be Your Man"
(1963)

"Come On" was chosen as the Rolling Stones' debut single. Released in June 1963, it reached number 21 on the UK single charts. The B-side was the Stones' arrangement of Willie Dixon's "I Want to Be Loved". Both songs were recorded in May 1963. "Come On" has been released on several compilation albums: More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (1972), Singles Collection: The London Years (1989) (together with its B-side), Singles 1963-1965 (2004) (together with its B-side), Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones (2007), GRRR! (2012) and Stray Cats, a bonus disc available only on the Rolling Stones In Mono Box Set (together with its B-side).[2]

During the 6 June 2013 concert in Toronto, Canada, as part of the 50 & Counting Tour, Mick Jagger sang a few bars (with Charlie Watts drumming the beat) after mentioning the single being released exactly 50 years ago, the day after that night.[3] It was the first time the song was heard in any capacity during a Rolling Stones concert since 1965.[1]

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Come On! The Rolling Stones mark 50 years since debut single with rare live rendition". The Independent. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ The Rolling Stones, "Come On" at AllMusic
  3. ^ "The Rolling Stones - Come On - 50th Anniversary". YouTube. Retrieved 2 June 2021.