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They don't get much more classic than this every young person should hear this. Ray Davies performed it at the Olympics In London.
I remember listening to this song while watching looking at the river themes on a summer evening... Incredible.
"You Really Got Me" and "Lola" are both great songs. But this is just an entirely different level. One of the greatest songs ever written. - PetSounds
Fair ranking (for once), it's the best, "You Really Got Me" is excellent but "Waterloo Sunset" has a universal charm...V 7 Comments
Why the BS about Jimmy Page playing guitar on this song? As far as I can tell there is only one source in the world for this myth - Jon Lord. On the other hand, every member of the Kinks, their producer, their engineer, and Jimmy Page, himself, says he did not play on You Really Got Me. The real story is so much more interesting. A 17 year old self-taught guitar player, Dave Davies, changed the way all rock guitar was played thereafter. Who wouldn't dream of doing that? It is completely BS that this myth has robbed him of this fame.
Jimmy Page plays the guitar on that song, so like he did for many other British bands before he created Led Zeppelin. Eddie Van Halen kills this song as well.
The first hard rock
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I like The Kinks a lot. I truly do. Ray Davies rocks! However, I don't get why so many people like this song. It's one of their most boring. I'm sorry if I upset you though, no offense. Thanks for making this list.
The best kinks song by far
I named my dog after this!
Very good songV 3 Comments
Came on this list expecting it to be number 1, but number 7!?!? That's just messed up - wolphert
Hello, I Love You haha... I think The Kinks is such an underrated band
All day and all if the nigh I could listen to the riff and the lyrics
To me it's better than You Really Got Me
Better riff, better solo, better lyrics
Great song... Makes you feel that you are just floating away..
Where the heck is "sitting in the midday sun"? And celluloid heroes # 10. This polls got it wrong.
LOVE LOVE THIS SONG
Started listening this song in memory of certain someone, even today this song is still stuck in my head
Starts off depressing, ends up becoming a masterpiece...
to get the real effect you still have to listen to the entire album, like Village Green...
Great epic of rage against suburban conformity
In my opinion, this song belongs on the first page, if not the top ten. Has a very unique sound which drew the attention of the likes of Pete Townshend. I love the themes of loneliness and grief expressed in this song. Was one of the few songs at the time that Ray was proud of. Please vote for this song!
Not sure who it is for, but is by far one of my favorite songs. In my opinion, the whole album is the best.
Oh my god. Not only one of the Kinks' best songs but surely an all time great. Croquet lawns village greens Victoria was my queen;suck on that Take That!
I love this song. It really should be higher on the list.
Needs more votes, what a song!
The live version on "One for the Road." enough said - musicman4
It's really good song. It's one of the my favorite songs. Awesome!
Got me through my period of alienation
The intro is sublime and it just gets better from there
Listen to a lot of Kinks, and you'll hear why it's my number one
Such a brilliant song that has inspired many equally excellent covers. This should be higher!
Their 2nd No1 single a very different sound to the first a bit more laid back with lyrics of sadness about waiting for someone you love.
Really this should be in top 5 it's so addicting. Come on people this is a great kinks song man some people don't know the definitely of music
Answering their own earlier songs...genius.
The message behind this song, I can't describe it, it just makes me feel humbled. Between that, and a really catchy beat, I love this song. One of my favorites.
Just listen to it!
Most underrated kinks song!
Revelation! Out of left field!
Amamzing and underrated track by daveV 8 Comments
One of their most beautiful and melodic songs
I just love be it.
Brilliant drum work, a catchy guitar riff and psychedelic lyrics.
In my top 5
I can't believe it is #51 on the list! This is my favorite Kinks song of all time! Great ballad leading up to triumphant ending.
One of the best kink songs, never heard anything like it
Best kinks song by far! Should be number one!
24th? Really? This is the best Kinks' song!
Very underrated. Great song - matty925
Unbelievably catchy, still topical, and with the best openly-critical-of-vegetarianism lyric ever
Great song for dave
It's stuck forever in 0,8% and I have been given it my votes for months now. Fix this problem, please, it's not cool!
The chorus is absolutely unmatched.
Beautiful song, one of my favourites.
I don't think it's the best song, but #30? The beat on this song is amazing! Great and underrated.
Why 29? Personally I think Village Green is over rated compared to Face to Face (my favorite. kinks album) but this song is no doubt the best off Village Green
Definitely their finest song, just makes me feel good and warm all the time.
Full of positive energy and harmony about life in a Village Green!
I am a really totally The Kinks freak since I am a child.
I know 90% of their songs for sure. But this sing is absolutely superior to any other.
Officially lost faith in this world, came here expecting to see this song among the top 3, and it sits here at no. 70, what a shame this list is.
I think that's a testament to how many great songs Ray Davies wrote... - Gg2000
The perfect travel song.
Here it is...61...sigh
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