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The Animals

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

  • Rock
  • House
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Space
song from
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 2012
  • 1966
  • 1947

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“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is a song written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus for the singer/pianist Nina Simone, who first recorded it in 1964. “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” has been recorded or performed by many artists, and is best known to most people by the 1965 blues rock hit recording from The Animals. A 1977 disco/Latin rendition by Santa Esmeralda was also a hit. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh Lord, please, don't let me be misunderstood ... I'm just a soul who's intentions are good ... Yes, I'm just a soul who's intentions are good

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This song is listed #315 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by The Animals (See Charts): Baby Let Me Take You Home, See See Rider, The Night, Don't Bring Me Down, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Inside Looking Out, and The House Of The Rising Sun.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Wish You Were Here, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing's Changed, Hotel California, and Imagine.


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