The Animals were a highly popular and influential blues-inspired British rock band that became famous in the 1960s. The original lineup consisted of Eric Burdon (vocals), Alan Price (organ and keyboards), Hilton Valentine (guitar), John Steel (drums), and Bryan "Chas" Chandler (bass), and there were many personnel changes and breakups along the way. Originally known as the Alan Price Combo, the band changed its name to the Animals around 1962, then to Eric Burdon and the Animals after around 1966.
The Animals debuted in 1964 with "House Of The Rising Sun" which topped the charts. Their best known songs also include "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" (1965), "See See Rider" (1966), and "San Franciscan Nights" (1967). The Animals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
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- Bring It On Home To Me 1965
(This song was previously a hit for Sam Cooke (1962) and later also became a hit for Eddie Floyd (1968) and Lou Rawls (1970).)
- Don't Bring Me Down 1966
- Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 1965
(This song later also became a hit for Santa Esmeralda (1978).)
- The House Of The Rising Sun 1964
(Based on a folk song dating back to at least the 1920s when blues singer Texas Alexander first recorded it, this song topped the charts for the Animals in 1964 and later also became a hit for Frigid Pink (1970), Santa Esmeralda (1978), and Dolly Parton (1981).)
- I'm Crying 1964
- Inside-Looking Out 1966
- It's My Life 1965
- We Gotta Get Out Of This Place 1965
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- Help Me Girl 1966
(This song also became a hit for the Outsiders (1966).)
- Monterey 1967
(This song was in commemoration of the Monterey International Pop Festival held June 16-18, 1967.)
- San Franciscan Nights 1967
- See See Rider 1966
(This song (a.k.a. "C.C. Rider.") was previously a hit for Chuck Willis (1957) and LaVern Baker (1963) and also became a hit for Bobby Powell (1966).)
- Sky Pilot (Part One) 1968
- When I Was Young 1967
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