Working class protest song by Creedence Clearwater Revival, which appeared on their 1969 album Willie And The Poor Boys, to describe how politically entrenched or wealthy youth can evade their civic duties - like avoiding the Vietnam draft while calling others to fight their war. The song was later covered by U2, and the CCR version reappeared in both the soundtrack of Forrest Gump and the game Battlefield Vietnam.

'Fortunate Son' is also the name of a cynical biography of George W. Bush by authors Mark Crispin Miller and J.H. Hatfield.