All Day and All of the Night
|"All Day and All of the Night"|
French 7" e.p. edition
|Single by The Kinks|
|B-side||"I Gotta Move"|
|Released||October 23, 1964 (UK)
December 9, 1964 (U.S.)
|Recorded||September 23, 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|Genre||Hard rock, garage rock, protopunk|
|Label||Pye 7N 15714 (UK)
Reprise 0334 (U.S.)
|The Kinks singles chronology|
"All Day and All of the Night" is a song by the British band The Kinks from 1964. It reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #7 on Billboard's United States chart in 1965. The song was released on the compilation album Kinks-Size.
Like their previous hit "You Really Got Me", the song relies on a simple sliding power chord riff, although this song's riff is slightly more complicated, incorporating a B Flat after the chords F and G. Otherwise, the recordings are similar in beat and structure, with similar background vocals, progressions, and guitar solos.
For many years it was rumoured that Jimmy Page played the guitar solo; however, Ray Davies confirmed that Dave Davies created and played the solo, accidentally augmenting the riff by playing it through a speaker with a hole in it. Page may have appeared on the single's b-side, "I Gotta Move", which gives credits as "possibly Jimmy Page acoustic 12 string guitar, else Ray Davies".
EP track listing
The song was also the title track of an extended play single in some territories and was not included on an album at the time of its release. In the UK, it was included on the Kinksize Hits EP. The tracklisting for the European EP was as follows:
- All Day and All of the Night
- I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
- I Gotta Move
- Long Tall Shorty
Original UK EP
- You Really Got Me
- It's All Right
- All Day and All of The Night
- I Gotta Move
Pye NEP. 24 203, released January 15, 1965 (UK EP charts : #3)
|Germany (Media Control AG)||22|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||17|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||9|
|UK (Official Charts Company)||2|
|US Billboard Hot 100||7|
- The Stranglers made a cover in 1988, reaching #7 in the UK singles charts.
- The Remains also did a cover of the song. It can be found on their album, "A Session with The Remains".
- It was covered by Evermore on the single Light Surrounding You.
- Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai covered it for the 90th Anniversary Ibanez concert.
- the Zodiacs (1965)
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys covered on their album "This Diamond Ring".
- Los Matematicos covered it in Spanish as Deja Que Hablen in 1964.
- Trooper (1979)
- Praying Mantis (1981)
- Skew Siskin on their debut album (1992)
- Quiet Riot covered the song on their album "Down to the Bone" (1995)
- Cactus Jack (2002)
- Status Quo (November 17, 2003)
- Flunk (May 2, 2005)
- WaveGroup Sound (2007)
- Alvin and the Chipmunks (bonus track on 2007 video game)
- Metallica covered the song at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Anniversary Show with Ray Davies on vocals.
- The Adolescents covered this song on their live album, Return To The Black Hole.
- Jessica Harp covered this song on the motion picture soundtrack "Shanghai Knights"
- Tomoyasu Hotei covered it on his 2009 cover album Modern Times Rock'N'Roll.
- The Brilliant Green, featured on their 2010 single "Blue Daisy"
- 2 Live Crew, parodied the song in track "One And One" in 1987's Move Somethin'
- Zwan covered the song in one of their latest live concerts.
- Pendang Boyy aka Mohd Hasrul Hassan covered the song in three of his nationwide tour of Malaysia in 2007.
- Damn Handsome and the Birthday Suits cover this song on YouTube.
- Scorpions covered this song for the Comeblack album (2011)
- Peter Gabriel covered this song on his first tour in 1977.
- BulletBoys covered this song for their greatest hits album Smooth Up in Ya: The Best of the Bulletboys
- Kate Nash covered this song for her 2012 Death Proof (EP)
- Gisele Bundchen covered this song for adverts for H & M in 2013.
- Absolute Zero (teen rock band) covered this song with vocals by Tom Zitko.
Use in pop culture
The song was prominently featured in Jolly Rancher commercials in 1996-1997.
The Wavegroup Sound cover of "All Day and All of the Night" is featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
"A Live Version of All Day and All of the Night" is played in the video game Battlefield Vietnam.
"All Day and All of the Night" is played during the opening and closing credits of The Boat That Rocked and is also used in a trailer for the film.
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- "The Kinks awards on Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Pure Pop lists". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
- Booklet of the Kinks' Picture Book boxset Sanctuary Records 2008
- Dominic DURAND / InfoDisc. "All day and all of the night in French Chart". Retrieved 11 June 2013. You have to use the index at the top of the page and search "Kinks"
- "The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night". Charts.de. Media Control.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Kinks search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100.
- The Official Ray Davies Web Site
- The Official Ray Davies Forum - "The Old Grey Board"
- The Official Ray Davies Forum on YouTube
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics