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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
When punk bands recognize a song as the seminal sound of punk, and garage bands recognize the same song as their initial influence -- and then hard rock / metal bands recognize that exact same song as their genre's starting point, you have something incredible that almost no other band can lay claim to. As far as the Page myth - even Jimmy Page himself has admitted that he did NOT play on this song (one of many sources on the subject: http://kearth101.cbslocal.com/2014/08/04/five-little-known-facts-about-the-kinks-you-really-got-me/). I absolutely agree with the comment about how difficult it is to realize how radical this song was over 50 years ago, but if you listen to nothing but Gerry & the Pacemakers for about a week and then put this on - that should do the trick.V 1 Comment
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
The riff is what mostly people like. - zxmV 5 Comments
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
If You Really Got Me is in good ranking everywhere, then this song why not? - somekindofaguy
All day and all if the nigh I could listen to the riff and the lyricsV 1 Comment
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.
Great epic of rage against suburban conformity
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...
Started listening this song in memory of certain someone, even today this song is still stuck in my head
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!
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!
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
One of their most beautiful and melodic songsV 1 Comment
Not sure who it is for, but is by far one of my favorite songs. In my opinion, the whole album is the best.
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.
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.
Best kinks song by far! Should be number one!
24th? Really? This is the best Kinks' song!V 1 Comment
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