Carol (Chuck Berry song)
|Single by Chuck Berry|
|Recorded||12 June 1958|
|Studio||Chess (Chicago) |
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Chuck Berry singles chronology|
"Carol" is a song written and recorded by Chuck Berry, first released by Chess Records in 1958, with "Hey Pedro" as the B-side. The single reached number 18 on Billboard's Hot 100 and number nine on the magazine's R&B chart.  In 1959, it was included on his first compilation album, Chuck Berry Is on Top.
Berry employs his well-known guitar figure, which AllMusic critic Matthew Greenwald describes as "a guitar lick that indeed propelled not just Berry's greatest works, but the rock & roll genre itself."  The Rolling Stones recorded it in 1964 for their debut album and a live version was released on Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1969).  A live recording from Oakland in November 1969 is included in the bootleg Live'r Than You'll Ever Be. Their recordings were preceded by a performance by the Beatles in 1963, later included on Live at the BBC (1994). Several other artists have also recorded the song. 
- "The Chuck Berry Database: Details For Recording Session: 12. 6. 1958". A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry. Dietmar Rudolph. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
- Whitburn, Joel (1988). Top R&B Singles 1942–1988. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 42. ISBN 0-89820-068-7.
- Greenwald, Matthew. "Chuck Berry: Carol – Review". AllMusic. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
- "Carol – Also Performed By". AllMusic. Retrieved May 12, 2018.