The House of the Rising Sun

American traditional folk song

"The House of the Rising Sun" is a 1964 song by British band The Animals and taken from their debut studio album The Animals. It topped the single charts in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Finland and Spain. It also went to number 2 in Australia and New Zealand.

"The House of the Rising Sun"
Single by the Animals
from the album The Animals
B-side"Talkin' 'bout You"
  • June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19) (UK)
  • August 8, 1964 (US)
RecordedMay 18, 1964
  • 4:29 (album version)
  • 2:59 (radio edit)
Songwriter(s)Traditional, arr. by Alan Price
Producer(s)Mickie Most
The Animals singles chronology
"Baby Let Me Take You Home"
"The House of the Rising Sun"
"I'm Crying"

References change

  1. Miller, Michael (June 26, 2013). "'House of the Rising Sun' to set on Costa Mesa". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 22, 2020. The band's 1964 hit "House of the Rising Sun," which cast a traditional ballad in a hard, bluesy arrangement, is considered a folk-rock milestone, and hits like "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" remain classic rock radio staples.
  2. Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith (22 November 2019). Listen to Classic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre. ABC-CLIO. p. 251. ISBN 978-1-4408-6579-4.