100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD- THE ANIMALS

100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’- The Animals. Another great one from The Animals- ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ was written by Bennie Benjamin, Horace Ott and Sol Marcus- for singer/songwriter and pianist Nina Simone. Simone was the first to record it in 1964. The Animals would record it and release it in 1965- The Animals lead singer Eric Burdon would say of the song- “It was never considered pop material, but it somehow got passed on to us and we fell in love with it immediately.” ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ has been a much covered song over the years- versions including a hit version by Santa Esmeralda, Elvis Costello and Joe Cocker- but the go to version and the most known version is The Animals version. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it at #322 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.

  • Single: ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstand’- The Animals
  • Record Company- MGM
  • Genre: Blues Rock
  • Written by Bennie Benjamin, Horace Ott and Sol Marcus
  • Time: 2:28
  • B-side:’ Club A Go-Go’
  • Album- Animal Tracks
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #15 in US Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart.

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