All Day and All of the Night

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"All Day and All of the Night"
French 7" e.p. edition
Single by The Kinks
B-side "I Gotta Move"
Released 23 October 1964 (UK)
9 December 1964 (US)
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 23 September 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Genre Hard rock, garage rock, protopunk
Length 2:22
Label Pye 7N 15714 (UK)
Reprise 0334 (US)
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Shel Talmy
The Kinks singles chronology
"You Really Got Me"
"All Day and All of the Night"
"Tired of Waiting for You"

"All Day and All of the Night" is a song by the British band The Kinks from 1964. It reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and No. 7 on Billboard '​s United States chart in 1965.[2] The song was released on the American studio 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.[3] Page may have appeared on the single's b-side, "I Gotta Move",[4] which gives credits as "possibly Jimmy Page acoustic 12 string guitar, else Ray Davies".

EP track listing[edit]

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:

Side 1

  1. "All Day and All of the Night" — 2:22
  2. "I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter" — 2:03

Side 2

  1. "I Gotta Move" — 2:25
  2. "Long Tall Shorty" — 2:40

Original UK EP[edit]

Kinksize Hits

Side 1

  1. "You Really Got Me"
  2. "It's All Right"

Side 2

  1. "All Day and All of The Night"
  2. "I Gotta Move"

Pye NEP. 24 203, released 15 January 1965 (UK EP charts : #3)


Chart (1964) Peak
France (IFOP)[5] 12
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 22
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 7

Cover versions[edit]

Use in pop culture[edit]

The song was prominently featured in Jolly Rancher commercials in 1996-1997.

"All Day and All of the Night" was featured in television advertisements for Starburst candy in 1998 and 1999.

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.

It has been frequently noted as being very similar to The Doors song, "Hello, I Love You" (recorded four years later). Ray Davies was known to incorporate the lyrics into live performances.

The song "All Day And All Of The Night" is featured in the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, match ball Brazuca sponsored by Adidas.

"All Day and All of the Night" features prominently in the flashback sequences of a 2006 episode ('Bad Company') of the TV series Heartbeat.


  1. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 1964-11-21" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "The Kinks – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pure Pop lists". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Booklet of the Kinks' Picture Book boxset Sanctuary Records 2008
  5. ^ (French) "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste". InfoDisc. Select "The Kinks" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  6. ^ " – The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  8. ^ " – The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 535. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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