The House Of The Rising Sun
The Animals
Animals 1964 House of the Rising Sun LP

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God, I know I'm one

1964
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1964 for three weeks
  • No. 1 on the UK Singles chart in 1964 for one week
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #123 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the biggest hit for The Animals
  • on the record:
       Eric Burdon- vocals
       Hilton Valentine- guitar
       Alan Price- organ
       Chas Chandler- bass
       John Steel- drums
  • a traditional song with a melody that may stretch as far back as 17th century England
  • written by Traditional, Public Domain, arranged by Alan Price
  • produced by Mickie Most; Most: "It only took 15 minutes to make so I can't take much credit for the production"
  • recorded May 18, 1964 at De Lane Lea Studios, 129 Kingsway Holborn, London
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