Chart Position: 13

  • #233 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Lead vocals: Eric Burdon
  • Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
  • Guitar: Hilton Valentine
  • Keyboards: Dave Rowberry
  • Backing vocals: Chas Chandler
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Produced by Mickie Most
  • This song was very popular with U.S. armed forces personnel stationed in South Vietnam in the mid sixties
  • This song was originally written for the Righteous Brothers
  • Later recorded by Cryan’ Shames (1966), American Breed (1967), Partridge Family (1972), Blue Oyster Cult (1978), Angelic Upstarts (1980), Gilla (1979), Steve Bender (1978), David Johansen (1982), Richard Thompson (1988), Overkill (2000), Space (1998), Ann Wilson w/Wynonna Judd (2007), Alice Cooper (2011) and many others



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