Ducks on the Wall

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"Ducks on the Wall"
Single by The Kinks
from the album Soap Opera
B-side "Rush Hour Blues"
Released April 18, 1975
Format 7" single 45 RPM
Length 3:12
Label RCA
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Ray Davies
The Kinks singles chronology
"Holiday Romance"
(UK, 1974)
"Everybody's a Star (Starmaker)"
(US, 1975)
"Ducks on the Wall"
(UK, 1975)
"You Can't Stop the Music"
(UK, 1975)
"I'm in Disgrace"
(US, 1976)

"Ducks on the Wall" is a song by the British rock band The Kinks. The song, appearing on the band's 1975 album Soap Opera, was written by the band's principal songwriter, Ray Davies.


The lyrics of "Ducks on the Wall" centre around the singer's (Starmaker) dismay at his wife's love for her decorative ducks which she hangs on the wall.

Release and reception[edit]

"Ducks on the Wall" was first released as the follow-up single to "Holiday Romance" (both of which would appear on the Soap Opera album.) However, like "Holiday Romance" before it, the single did not chart. A third UK-exclusive single from Soap Opera, "You Can't Stop the Music", was released in May 1975, but it was also unsuccessful.

"Ducks on the Wall" also appeared in May 1975 on Soap Opera, where it was the tenth track in the line-up.

"Ducks on the Wall" was chosen as a highlight from Soap Opera by Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic.[1]