1950 HOT CHART which ranked radio and jukebox play, listed the top song as Pink Champagne by Joe Liggins who also had the top song in 1945, Honeydripper. Every man wanted to be a honeydripper.
The HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN cut in 1964 by the Animals has no known author. No one knows where or when it was written. Probably a folk tale about about a New Orleans flophouse or maybe an opium den, the British invasion group growled and guitared it into a hit.