Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” has reappeared on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, Billboard’s weekly ranking of the tracks classified as rock that actually sold the most copies. The track doesn’t just find its way back to the tally, however – it sold more than every other rock tune out there, and it has become the band’s first-ever No. 1 hit on any Billboard songs chart.
In the decades since the members of Creedence Clearwater Revival went their separate ways, Billboard has created dozens of charts, with many focusing on specific genres. It’s not surprising that the band hasn’t ever ruled over rankings like the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, as it simply didn’t exist until long after their time in the spotlight came and went (which can be assumed by the inclusion of the word “digital”). However, looking at the act’s discography, it is somewhat shocking that none of their time-tested smashes went to No. 1 on the Hot 100.
In the years they were together, Creedence Clearwater Revival scored nine top 10 hits on the Hot 100, an impressive showing for the period. Frustratingly, five of their hit singles peaked at No. 2 on the all-encompassing look at the most-consumed songs in the U.S., but they were never able to reach the penthouse. Many of the Billboard charts they would have had a better shot at dominating didn’t appear until long after the band was done.
Due to strong fan support and discounts on some platforms, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s hits make triumphant returns (or debut) on a number of Billboard charts this week. Joining “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart are “Bad Moon Rising” and “Fortunate Son,” which reach new peaks by also appearing inside the top 10 at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively.