Listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son’ from Never Have I Ever, Season 3, Ep. 1

Season 3 of the coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever showed up on Netflix yesterday and, along with the comedy and drama, we also got yet more cool songs on each episode’s soundtrack.

Including American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son‘, which was played on Never Have I Ever, Season 3, Episode 1, “been slut-shamed” in the scene where Mr. Shapiro is speaking.

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son‘ came out in late 1969, first as a single then as a re-release on the band’s fourth studio album Willy and the Poor Boys.

The song made it to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in America, as well as charted in Belgium, Canada and France.

Since its release, ‘Fortunate Son‘ has become a well-known anti-war song, particularly against the Vietnam War, and was eventually added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural, historical and aesthetical significance.

It has also been added to many critics’ lists as one of the best and most important songs of the last century.

Particularly interesting as ‘Fortunate Son‘ is also one of rock’s shortest songs at just over 2 minutes in length.

Listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son‘ as heard on the latest season of Never Have I Ever in the song’s music video, and on the band’s Willy and the Poor Boys album.

Season 3 of Never Have I Ever is now airing on Netflix. A fourth season is already in production, and will air sometime in 2023.

Listen to more cool music from Never Have I Ever here on Leo Sigh.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.