Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
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24 classic songs with girls' names in the title
17. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
In the beginning, this song had nothing to do with a riverboat. Instead, writer John Fogerty saw it as the story of a woman who works as a maid for rich people. "She gets off the bus every morning and goes to work and holds their lives together," he explained. "Then she has to go home."