I have a playlist that contains every UK number one song since charts began in 1952. Thanks to EveryHit, this is a fairly simple process. Let’s remind ourselves of these songs.
“House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals was Number One on 11th July 1964 and stayed there for one week.
I love this song – it’s so gritty, passionate and tells a sad story. However, up until now I thought that this was the original version but it’s actually based on a traditional folk song called “Rising Sun Blues” and the earliest recording was made in 1933. Who knew?