Song of the Day: The Animals – “Don’t Bring Me Down”

Happy birthday wishes go out to legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, who turns 76 years old today. Here’s one of the many great tracks King wrote along with former husband Gerry Goffin. This track had a different sound than other Goffin/King songs, which according to Songfacts, King didn’t appreciate — something she once had the chance to say to Animals frontman Eric Burdon’s face. “I didn’t realize that it was a Goffin, King song until I was in a doctor’s office in Beverly Hills and Ms. King came in and sat next to me,” Burdon told Songfacts. “I didn’t know it was her, I was just reading a magazine and she turned to me and said, ‘You know, I hated what you did to my song.’ I didn’t know what to say, so all I said was, ‘well, sorry.’ and then as she got up to go into the doctor’s office, she turned around and said, ‘but I got used to it.'”

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