Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood 45 by Santa Esmeralda

An idea like this could have only worked during the disco era. Create a studio group and record a dance version of the old Animals hit, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” Amazingly it not only became a big hit but was actually one of the more creative singles of the disco era.

Nicolas Skorsky and Jean-Martin de Scarano formed the group in 1977 and hired Leroy Gomez as the lead singer. “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” first reached the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart on November 15, 1977, and finally peaked at number 15. The song proved so successful that a band was formed to tour.

Gomez would leave the band after their biggest hit but would return during 2005 when the band reformed.

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