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"Route 66" (originally recorded as "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66") is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup. The song uses a twelve-bar blues arrangement and the lyrics follow the path of federal highway U.S. Route 66, which traversed the western two-thirds of the U.S. from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California.

Nat King Cole, as the King Cole Trio, first recorded the song the same year and it became a hit, appearing on Billboard magazine's R&B and pop charts.<ref name="Whitburn"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The song was subsequently recorded by many artists including Bing Crosby, Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, Them, Asleep at the Wheel, and Depeche Mode.<ref name="Unterberger"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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"Route 66" (originally recorded as "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66") is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup. The song uses a twelve-bar blues arrangement and the lyrics follow the path of federal highway U.S. Route 66, which traversed the western two-thirds of the U.S. from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California.

Nat King Cole, as the King Cole Trio, first recorded the song the same year and it became a hit, appearing on Billboard magazine's R&B and pop charts.<ref name="Whitburn"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The song was subsequently recorded by many artists including Bing Crosby, Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, Them, Asleep at the Wheel, and Depeche Mode.<ref name="Unterberger"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Route 66 (song) sections
Intro  Composition and lyrics  Recording history  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Composition and lyrics
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