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Written by John Fogerty for Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1970 this song is possibly best remembered for the star whose career it launched, Tina Turner. Although hers was arguably the best cover of Proud Mary, it was not the only one. Proud Mary may be one of the single most covered songs in popular music, with a veritable host of crooners contributing to the songs' popularity. Among the artists to cover Proud Mary:

Left a good job in the city, working for the man every night and day
And I never lost a minute of sleeping worrying 'bout the way things might have been
Big wheel keep on turning, Proud Mary keep on burning

Been a lot of places in Memphis, pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city 'til I hitched a ride on the riverboat queen
Big wheel keep on turning, Proud Mary keep on burning

Sources:
www.cdnow.com

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