Song of the Day: The Animals – “We Gotta Get out of This Place”

Happy birthday to The Animals and War frontman Eric Burdon, who turns 75 years old today. This classic 1965 song was originally written for The Righteous Brothers by songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The Animals’ version went to No. 2 in the U.K. and No. 13 in the U.S. and became a popular song among soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. The song was rated 233rd on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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