About the song

59 years ago, in 1964, British rock band The Animals released their iconic song “House of the Rising Sun.” The song, which tells the story of a person’s descent into a life of sin and regret, quickly became a hit and was a defining moment in the band’s career.

The song features a haunting and emotional vocal performance by lead singer Eric Burdon, accompanied by the band’s signature bluesy rock sound. The song’s brooding atmosphere and powerful lyrics struck a chord with audiences, and it quickly topped the charts in both the UK and the US.

With its distinctive melody and memorable guitar riff, “House of the Rising Sun” remains a classic of the rock genre and has been covered by countless artists over the years. The song’s influence can be felt across multiple musical genres, and it continues to be a beloved and enduring piece of music.

The Animals’ rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” was a defining moment in the band’s career, and it solidified their place in rock and roll history. The song remains a timeless classic, and its impact on popular music is still felt today, nearly six decades after its release.