100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: ‘It’s My Life’- The Animals. One of the great rock n’ roll declarations of independence- this song was written specifically for The Animals by two songwriters from the famous Brill Building writers in New York City- Roger Atkins and Carl D’Errico- it was the writers most successful song. The bass guitar of Chas Chander and electric 12 guitar of Hilton Valentine lead the way- and you have the distinctive organ of Dave Rowberry- which gave The Animals a different sound than other British Invasion acts. ‘It’s My Life’- one of my favorite Animals songs- I assumed it did better on the charts than it actually did- #23 in US and #7 in UK- I think it has fared better over the years than it did at the time.
Single: ‘It’s My Life’/ Written by Roger Atkins and Carl D’Errico/ Record Company- MGM/ Recorded September 10, 1965/ Time: 3:09/ Produced by Mickie Most/ Released October 22, 1965/ #23 in US Billboard Hot 100 and #7 in UK Singles Chart.