|"No Particular Place to Go"|
|Single by Chuck Berry|
|from the album St. Louis to Liverpool|
|Recorded||March 25, 1964|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Producer(s)||Leonard Chess, Phil Chess|
|Chuck Berry singles chronology|
"No Particular Place to Go" is a song by Chuck Berry, released as a single by Chess Records in May 1964 and released on the album St. Louis to Liverpool in November 1964 (see 1964 in music).
"No Particular Place to Go" was recorded on March 25, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois and features the same music as Berry's earlier hit "School Days".
The song is a comical four verse story. In the first verse the narrator is cruising in his car with his girlfriend, and they kiss. In the second they start to cuddle, and drive slow. In the third they decide to park and take a walk, but are unable to release the seat belt. In the last verse they drive home, defeated by said recalcitrant seat belt.
The session(s) during which "No Particular Place to Go" was recorded were produced by Leonard and Phil Chess, and backing Berry were pianist Paul Williams, drummer Odie Payne, and bassist Louis Satterfield.
|Canada (RPM Top Forty-5's)||6|
|New Zealand (Listener)||2|
|UK Singles (OCC)||3|
|US Billboard Hot 100||10|
|US Billboard R&B Singles||10|
A 1994 performance by George Thorogood & the Destroyers is captured on their live album Live: Let's Work Together.