Classic Number One Song

It was September 5, 1964, when The Animals super hit “House of the Rising Sun” hit number one on the pop charts. This group, based their music on American R&B and blues. For a song that has remained a classic and well-recognized, it is surprising to know that it was recorded in only 15 minutes and started its rise on the U.K. and U.S. pop charts only four months later. “House of the Rising Sun” was first recorded by Bob Dylan but it took The Animals with their version to make it a hit. They say that even Dylan was enthusiastic when he heard it for the first time on the radio. The song tells of a life that has gone wrong in New Orleans and the music is great.


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