The song "The House Of The Rising Sun" was made famous by The Animals in their 1964 recording, but it's far older than that. It may date from 16th-century England, before being taken across the Atlantic and 'Americanized' during the 18th century. The Animals' recording has been described as "arguably the first folk rock tune", adapting an old folk song to modern rock rhythms and instruments. Dozens of artists have recorded the song - far too many to list here. YouTube has literally thousands of references to the title, including many recordings.
I like it very much, and I have my own favorite recording. It occurred to me: since so many artists have covered it, how about a little interactive music appreciation session? I'll link to my favorite recording, then ask you, my readers, to respond with yours.
Here's my favorite version, by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, in heavy rock style.
What did you think of it? What's your favorite version of this classic piece? Please let us know in Comments, and include a link to a YouTube clip of your chosen version if you can find it there.