Certain versions of songs throughout history end up becoming the ‘definitive’ version: no matter how many illustrious artists cover it, there’s still only one version that trumps them all. I’ve heard countless versions of this song, and none of them match the sheer brilliance of the Animals version. Oddly enough, no one really knows where this song came from: it’s a traditional song but it doesn’t have an entirely concrete history.

The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals on Grooveshark