Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (2:30)

Cover of The Best of The Animals

From The Best of The Animals and 119 other releases

“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is one of the most famous songs of The Animals. Later it was covered by their lead singer Eric Burdon and followers such as Joe Cocker and Santa Esmeralda. Originally it was written as a ballad for the female jazz singer Nina Simone.
Later on it was used as a sample in the track ‘dontgetit’ of American rapper “Lil Wayne”.


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  • Yer_Ropes


    7 Apr 2:22pm Reply
  • TWHsr

    Real good., love the Animals.

    21 Mar 4:39am Reply
  • freetofu

    I think this version's not bad.

    22 Jan 1:02am Reply
  • pollepet

    yeah, Eric

    17 Jan 10:25pm Reply
  • tomrud73

    what is up with this crap version? this is AWFUL.

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Storchel

    Love it!

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • oldchap2

    I'm an Animal lover.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Elyssyan

    'Lyrics are so Good...Love the Animals!♥

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Darrylappleby

    i remember that day technozenexp, we spent the night smoking weed and crying.

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • technozenexp

    the first song i played on electric guitar

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TWHsr

    Mine too Gary.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • DZRTsurfer88

    for almost 50 years, this track has spoke to the core of my heart, because i am just a soul whose intentions are good; Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • BigChoupique

    @ magiceye94 ... grow some new ears. Classic is Classic.

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • magiceye94

    The song is great, but this performance Sucks. I've heard Eric and The version by Esmerelda (disco) and if this is your first listening to it, PLEASE listen to the recordings so that you can enjoy it.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TWHsr


    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Vanessatraviesa

    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good, oh lord please don't let me be misunderstood----ahh genius

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • felghen

    Idiots stop listening to the version put up on here and get Spotify or something FFS!

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Oregon_Myst

    LFM must cycle various versions because the song I'm listening IS the original! ♥

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Holiday Inn Lounge out near the Airport version. Don't donate to the tipjar.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TWHsr


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