House Of The Rising Sun - 25 Cover Songs

posted Jan 17, 2012, 1:56 PM by Drew Franklin   [ updated Jun 17, 2016, 10:09 PM ]
One might wonder how many times this song has been covered, and by what bands?  In my own humble opinion and personal taste my favorite is the 70s version by Frijid Pink. Secondly The Animals. I like the Frijid Pink version the best because it borders more on the boundaries of hard rock / metal mix. I also like the Fuzz guitar in it.

On one of my Youtube ventures to find as many bands and musicians as I could that covered it, I was amazed at some of the versions of the song that sounded great by some I thought would be terrible. A few examples would be Bon Jovi. I thought they did a great version of House Of The Rising Sun. Female Artist Roxy Perry also did a great blues soul rendition. Thin Lizzy too. Even Waylon did a semi decent run at it.


Some I felt were not so great, and again this is a personal opinion is Bob Dylan and Courtney Love.


Decide for yourself. There are a lot of people out there that have covered The House Of The Rising Sun. One reason is nobody really knows who wrote it and you don't have to pay anyone royalty fees. It's a free for all.


House Of The Rising Sun - Youtube Channel Playlist


Take a listen and see what you think. I think there are about 25 different bands & musician videos covering it. Some good, some not so good. Listen to The Animals and the Frijid Pink version and decide which one you think is better. Maybe not better because they are both good, but which one you like more than the other.



The Blue Dots - House Of The Rising Sun, Rockabilly





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