Come On (Chuck Berry song)

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"Come On"
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A-side label of the 1961 Chuck Berry US single
Single by Chuck Berry
A-side "Go Go Go"
Released October 1961 (1961-10)
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1961
Genre Rock and roll
Length 1:53
Label Chess
Songwriter(s) Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry singles chronology
"I'm Talking about You"
"Come On"

"Come On" is a song written and first released by Chuck Berry in 1961. It has been recorded in many versions by a large number of bands since its release. "Come On" failed to chart in the US Top 100, but the B-Side, "Go Go Go", reached number 38 on UK charts.


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 version[edit]

"Come On"
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A-side label of the 1963 Rolling Stones UK single
Single by the Rolling Stones
B-side "I Want to Be Loved"
Released June 7, 1963 (1963-06-07)
Format 7-inch single
Recorded May 10, 1963
Length 1:48
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Chuck Berry
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham
singles chronology
"Come On"
"I Wanna Be Your Man"

"Come On" was chosen as the Rolling Stones' debut single. Released in the late spring of 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) and GRRR! (2012).[1]

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 that day. It was the first time the song was heard in any capacity during a Rolling Stones concert since 1965.


Other versions[edit]