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The Animals

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • House
  • Space
  • Funk
song from
  • 1965
  • 2012
  • 1964
  • 1969
  • 1963

“We Gotta Get out of This Place”, occasionally written “We’ve Gotta Get out of This Place”, is a rock song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and recorded as a 1965 hit single by The Animals. It has become an iconic song of its type and was immensely popular among United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. In 2004 it was ranked number 233 on Rolling Stones The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list; it is also in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ We gotta get out of this place ... Work ... Girl, there's a better life

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This song is listed #233 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, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, 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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