100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: ‘I’m Crying’- The Animals. For the most part The Animals relied on other writers for their hit songs- I’m Crying’ though was written by Animals singer Eric Burdon and keyboardist and founder Alan Price. ‘I’m Crying’ was the second hit single in the United States following the #1 ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ in 1964. ‘I’m Crying’ a great song- wasn’t as successful as a single #19 in the U.S. The Animals with their love for rhythm and blues- gave them a different sound from most of the groups from this period from Britain. Eric Burdon’s singing- and the organ- always stick out to my ears. They are a group I am certainly championing in this series- in checking my notes I see I am planning on featuring them nine times.
Single: ‘I’m Crying’- The Animals/ Written by Eric Burdon and Alan Price/ Record Company- Columbia/ Time: 2:49/ Produced by Mickie Most/ Recorded July 31, 1964/ Released September 1964/ Peaked at #19 in US Billboard Hot 100 # 8 in UK Singles Chart.