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Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

In early 1965, the British Invasion was still going strong and the bands from England continued to send great songs across the Atlantic.  The Animals reworked a song that had been a jazz single for Nina Simone in 1964 but failed to chart, and turned it into a rock classic.  The song “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” became a trans-Atlantic smash, hitting #3 in the UK, #4 in Canada, and #15 in the USA.  Rolling Stone magazine lists the song at #322 of the 500 greatest rock songs of all time.  I love the song, it’s pure Animals with great vocals, the riffs are catchy and unique and the song delivers solid lyrics from beginning to end.  Today it’s a shame but it’s another forgotten oldie.

 

Photo of 45 record sleeve by EMI Records

 

 

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