It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

The Animals

One of the most important bands originating from England's R&B scene during the early '60s, the Animals were second only to the Rolling Stones in influence among R&B-based bands in the first wave of the British Invasion. The Animals had their origins in a Newcastle-based group called the Kansas City Five, whose membership included pianist Alan Price, drummer John Steel, and vocalist Eric Burdon. Price exited to join the Kontours in 1962, while Burdon went off to London. The Kontours, whose membership included Bryan "Chas" Chandler, eventually were transmuted into the Alan Price R&B Combo, with John Steel joining on drums. Burdon's return to Newcastle in early 1963 heralded his return to the lineup. The final member of the combo, guitarist Hilton Valentine, joined just in time for the recording of a self-produced EP under the band's new name, the Animals. That record alerted Graham Bond to the Animals; he was likely responsible for pointing impresario Giorgio Gomelsky to the group.

Gomelsky booked the band into his Crawdaddy Club in London, and they were subsequently signed by Mickie Most, an independent producer who secured a contract with EMI's Columbia imprint. A studio session in February 1964 yielded their Columbia debut single, "Baby Let Me Take You Home" (adapted from "Baby Let Me Follow You Down"), which rose to number 21 on the British charts. For years, it was rumored incorrectly that the Animals got their next single, "House of the Rising Sun," from Bob Dylan's first album, but it has been revealed that, like "Baby Let Me Take You Home," the song came to them courtesy of Josh White. In any event, the song -- given a new guitar riff by Valentine and a soulful organ accompaniment devised by Price -- shot to the top of the U.K. and U.S. charts early that summer. This success led to a follow-up session that summer, yielding their first long-playing record, The Animals. Their third single, "I'm Crying," rose to number eight on the British charts. The group compiled an enviable record of Top Ten successes, including "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place," along with a second album, Animal Tracks.

In May of 1965, immediately after recording "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place," Alan Price left the band, citing fear of flying as the reason; subsequent biographies of the band have indicated that the reasons were less psychological. When "House of the Rising Sun" was recorded, using what was essentially a group arrangement, the management persuaded the band to put one person's name down as arranger. Price came up the lucky one, supposedly with the intention that the money from the arranger credit would be divided later on. The money was never divided, however, and as soon as it began rolling in, Price suddenly developed his fear of flying and exited the band. Others cite the increasing contentiousness between Burdon and Price over leadership of the group as the latter's reason for leaving. In any case, a replacement was recruited in the person of Dave Rowberry.

In the meantime, the group was growing increasingly unhappy with the material they were being given to record by manager Mickie Most. Not only were the majority of these songs much too commercial for their taste, but they represented a false image of the band, even if many were successful. "It's My Life," a number seven British hit and a similar smash in America, caused the Animals to terminate their association with Most and with EMI Records. They moved over to Decca/London Records and came up with a more forceful, powerful sound on their first album for the new label, Animalisms. The lineup shifts continued, however: Steel exited in 1966, after recording Animalisms, and was replaced by Barry Jenkins, formerly of the Nashville Teens. Chandler left in mid-1966 after recording "Don't Bring Me Down," and Valentine remained until the end of 1966, but essentially "Don't Bring Me Down" marked the end of the original Animals.

Burdon re-formed the group under the aegis of Eric Burdon and the New Animals, with Jenkins on drums, John Weider on guitar and violin, Danny McCulloch on bass, and Vic Briggs on guitar. He remained officially a solo act for a time, releasing a collection of material called Eric Is Here in 1967. As soon as the contract with English Decca was up, Burdon signed with MGM directly for worldwide distribution, and the new lineup made their debut in mid-1967. Eric Burdon and the New Animals embraced psychedelica to the hilt amid the full bloom of the Summer of Love. By the end of 1968, Briggs and McCulloch had departed, to be replaced by Burdon's old friend, keyboard player/vocalist Zoot Money, and his longtime stablemate, guitarist Andy Summers, while Weider switched to bass. Finally, in 1969, Burdon pulled the plug on what was left of the Animals. He hooked up with a Los Angeles-based group called War, and started a subsequent solo career.

The original Animals reunited in 1976 for a superb album called Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted, which picked up right where Animalisms had left off a decade earlier and which was well-received critically but failed to capture the public's attention. In 1983, a somewhat longer-lasting reunion came about between the original members, augmented with the presence of Zoot Money on keyboards. The resulting album, Ark, consisting of entirely new material, was well received by critics and charted surprisingly high, and a world tour followed. By the end of the year and the heavy touring schedule, however, it was clear that this reunion was not going to be a lasting event. The quintet split up again, having finally let the other shoe drop on their careers and history, and walked away with some financial rewards, along with memories of two generations of rock fans cheering their every note. ~ Bruce Eder
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: The Complete Animals

Disc 1

1. Boom Boom

2. Talkin' Bout You

3. Blue Feeling

4. Dimples

5. Baby Let Me Take You Home

6. Gonna Send You Back To Walker

7. Baby What's Wrong

8. The House Of The Rising Sun

9. F-E-E-L

10. I'm Mad Again

11. The Right Time

12. Around And Around

13. I'm In Love Again

14. Bury My Body

15. She Said Yeah

16. I'm Crying

17. Take It Easy

18. The Story Of Bo Diddley

19. The Girl Can't Help It

20. I've Been Around

Disc 2

1. Memphis Tennessee

2. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

4. Roadrunner

5. Hallelujah I Love Her So

6. Don't Want Much

7. I Believe To My Soul

8. Let The Good Times Roll

9. Mess Around

10. How You've Changed

11. I Ain't Got You

12. Roberta

13. Bright Lights Big City

14. Worried Life Blues

15. Bring It On Home To Me

16. For Miss Caulker

17. I Can't Believe It

18. We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place

19. It's My Life

x

Track List: Animalisms

1. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

2. Maudie

4. Sweet Little Sixteen

5. You're On My Mind

7. Gin House Blues

9. What Am I Living For

10. I Put A Spell On You

12. She'll Return It

13. Inside Looking Out

14. Don't Bring Me Down

15. Cheating

16. Help Me Girl

17. See See Rider

18. I Just Wanna Make Love To You

19. Boom Boom

20. Big Boss Man

21. Pretty Thing

22. Don't Bring Me Down

23. See See Rider

24. Help Me Girl

25. Cheating

x

Track List: House Of The Rising Sun

4. Let The Good Times Roll

5. I'm Crying

12. The Right Time

14. Gonna Send You Back To Walker

15. Bring It On Home To Me

x

Track List: The Best Of The Animals

1. House of the Rising Sun

2. I'm Crying

3. Baby, Let me Take you Home

4. Around and Around

5. Talkin' Bout You

6. Don't Let Me be Misunderstood

7. Boom Boom

8. Dimples

9. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

10. I'm in Love Again

11. Bury My Body

12. Gonna Send You Back to Walker

13. Story of Bo Diddley

14. It's My Life

15. Bring it on Home to me

Comments

Report as inappropriate
odomc7
:):)I love this song
Report as inappropriate




Report as inappropriate
I love how the song the house of the rising takes place in New Orleans- where I live
Report as inappropriate
Music's salsa
Report as inappropriate
loving ever beet of it
Report as inappropriate
Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now you've started reading this. But if you read this and ignore it, then you will have very bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes. When your done hit the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen.
Report as inappropriate
metallicagur l 1 8
❤❤❤
Report as inappropriate
Tjhhuui
Report as inappropriate
Kimjujjhyjuu t u y h k j h i p o o i u g
Report as inappropriate
Taking all I can get no regrets!
Report as inappropriate
House of the Rising Sun
Report as inappropriate
nnniiiccceee e
Report as inappropriate
Amie could just be a love song to have in your mental profile to really know love the great n not so but love is still there oya
Report as inappropriate
marieabella1 7
❤❤
Report as inappropriate
very gay makeitwrk0
Report as inappropriate
I love this song! And I'm not even very old...This song is my new favorite!!!! It makes me feel so happy!����
Report as inappropriate
GREAT SONG!!!!
Morehead, KY
Report as inappropriate
Great song, ❤❤ New Orleans
Report as inappropriate
❤️❤️❤️❤️my 7 year old daughter loves this song!!
Report as inappropriate
that's fake and gay bruh
Report as inappropriate
This song is just fantastic to listen to.
Report as inappropriate
The first song I learned on guitar! I love it
Report as inappropriate
I don't really like. Just not quite into it.
Report as inappropriate
So NICE to FINALLY Hear the ORIGINAL!!❣❣ ❣ All of the Covers that OTHERS Have Done, Just Aint the SAME!! I LOVE THIS SONG & COVERS HOPEFULLY WILL GET KIDS TO WANT TO HEAR THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS!!? THIS IS REAL MUSIC❣❣❣☮☮☮☮
Report as inappropriate
walker.trist i n
I lik
Report as inappropriate
I agree where are the lyrics?
Report as inappropriate
The rising sun }{
Report as inappropriate
ellenwyo
ya where are they
Report as inappropriate
Where's the lyrics ?
Report as inappropriate
I want to thank all you commenters that have served our country! Rock on!
Report as inappropriate
#tonedef1 Thank you Thank you!
Report as inappropriate
I was born nearly 15 years after this song came out and it still resonates with me
Report as inappropriate
Wow! I haven't heard this in yrs.
Report as inappropriate
hudsona119
I like it animals don't arrest me I'm just a kid
Report as inappropriate
I love that your intentions are good
Report as inappropriate
creid4378
cool song
Report as inappropriate
Like this song
Report as inappropriate
I served in the United States Navy from 1981-1987.
Report as inappropriate
tonedef1
To the people of the future who comment here and happen to read this: You are commenting on the Artist page for The Animals, NOT on the actual song you're listening to. So if you comment 'Love this song' and don't mention the song name, no one will ever have any idea what song you're talking about.
Report as inappropriate
I was on the Nimitz 88-90.
Report as inappropriate
Today marks the 241st anniversary of the United States Navy
Report as inappropriate
Reminds me of running the rivers in Viet name 1970 in a Pbr
Report as inappropriate
This song always hits me directly in my soul!
Report as inappropriate
i love this song
Report as inappropriate
alexandraabe l l a 1 7
❤❤❤❤❤
Report as inappropriate
Sounds so much more American than the other s**t than the USA was producing at the time.
Report as inappropriate
Totally awesome classic Jam, by The Animals. The House of the Rising Sun. This song was the first song that I ever learned how to play On My Guitar. It totally changed my life, and began my Musical background, to become a musician. The Animals Rock America! Totally Rockin tune! Rock on!
Report as inappropriate
This is the first take of recording they nailed it and that's what our hearing first take
Report as inappropriate
I'M OLD. HAVE CONSISTANTLY LOVED THIS SONG AND ARTISTS FOR OVER 50 YRS
Report as inappropriate
This has been my favorite song of all time since day one.
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[121, 94, 127, 99, 84, 81, 94, 96, 116, 80, 112, 105, 88, 112, 64, 77, 75, 124, 124, 81, 97, 80, 125, 125, 65, 114, 91, 91, 121, 112, 71, 99, 118, 124, 81, 121, 108, 73, 95, 91, 120, 117, 84, 90, 112, 85, 74, 74, 65, 107, 65, 67, 93, 118, 100, 65, 93, 100, 127, 104, 73, 65, 120, 100, 104, 84, 122, 126, 66, 122, 81, 109, 104, 77, 79, 101, 82, 100, 121, 107, 111, 116, 118, 66, 103, 105, 77, 88, 66, 118, 64, 123, 87, 94, 66, 71, 110, 107, 109, 71, 112, 108, 90, 86, 81, 124, 72, 86, 113, 92, 77, 84, 95, 113, 124, 110, 101, 125, 91, 77, 101, 108, 102, 91, 119, 104, 68, 112, 112, 94, 121, 75, 120, 110, 82, 93, 86, 124, 90, 70, 90, 105, 88, 114, 82, 123, 98, 89, 99, 80, 87, 108, 123, 80, 64, 85, 74, 99, 70, 105, 86, 75, 94, 67, 107, 73, 116, 120, 67, 70, 112, 126, 80, 113, 82, 119, 126, 83, 79, 72, 95, 85, 106, 65, 96, 102, 82, 107, 89, 80, 87, 70, 114, 67, 67, 83, 120, 95, 78, 95, 126, 71, 95, 119, 68, 85, 97, 118, 82, 93, 115, 85, 73, 78, 108, 110, 64, 107, 85, 103, 78, 87, 81, 127, 70, 93, 121, 110, 78, 82, 77, 125, 124, 66, 67, 79, 65, 125, 84, 117, 93, 91, 70, 79, 102, 107, 87, 82, 123, 104, 75, 123, 118, 76, 74, 74, 124, 84, 103, 126, 98, 91, 76, 74, 82, 72, 101, 92, 100, 95, 89, 97, 71, 113, 68, 65, 100, 92, 76, 79, 74, 76, 99, 74, 98, 114, 98, 108, 121, 73, 126, 71, 67, 100, 115, 72, 66, 85, 82, 109, 79, 80, 99, 65, 98, 108, 69, 108, 89, 125, 74, 84, 101, 89, 106, 119, 76, 105, 119, 79, 101, 74, 90, 79, 91, 79, 101, 97, 113, 126, 68, 112, 107, 76, 70, 120, 82, 88, 74, 115, 107, 68, 104, 74, 99, 97, 90, 90, 94, 89, 72, 74, 79, 64, 103, 70, 118, 75, 123, 111, 79, 82, 126, 69, 95, 82, 76, 84, 82, 74, 105, 117, 96, 127, 67, 75, 97, 73, 100, 67, 67, 64, 111, 108, 127, 105, 115, 107, 123, 77, 71, 99, 107, 66, 123, 112, 86, 107, 120, 110, 66, 76, 105, 87, 102, 82, 122, 117, 95, 101, 105, 95, 78, 66, 74, 65, 103, 110, 71, 116, 109, 88, 110, 85, 126, 126, 68, 64, 67, 76, 73, 71, 94, 111, 127, 69, 116, 83, 82, 73, 105, 88, 101, 108, 118, 96, 70, 85, 76, 70, 108, 116, 85, 108, 70, 113, 88, 89, 102, 83, 105, 100, 103, 73, 127, 65, 67, 82, 104, 84, 107, 105, 109, 77, 69, 80, 100, 104, 80, 112, 127, 126, 118, 70, 121, 67, 69, 84, 78, 100, 79, 73, 98, 126, 77, 124, 121, 113, 126, 97, 64, 84, 102, 93, 101, 114, 125, 120, 79, 78, 106, 83]