The Animals hit  No.1 on the US singles chart with “House Of The Rising Sun”

In 1964 The Animals hit  No.1 on the US singles chart with “House Of The Rising Sun” with their rendition of old folk song “The House Of The Rising Sun”

The Animals hit  No.1 on the US singles chart with “House Of The Rising Sun”

British band The Animals reach the top of the charts in the U.S with their rendition of old folk song “Rising Sun Blues” titled “The House Of The Rising Sun” on September 5th, 1964. The song was a worldwide hit for the band but only months after it’s release reached the U.S charts.  Their version of the song was so popular that is often mistaken by being their original composition.  Writer Lester Bangs labeled it “a brilliant rearrangement” and “a new standard rendition of an old standard composition. The influential song became The Animals signature song, still played regularly to this day.



Watch The Animals performing “The House Of The Rising Sun”



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