Who'll Be the Next in Line
|"Who'll Be the Next In Line"|
|Single by The Kinks|
|B-side||"Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy"|
|Released||19 March 1965 (UK)
21 July 1965 (US)
|Recorded||22–23 December 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|Label||Pye 7N 15813 (UK)
Reprise 0366 (US)
|The Kinks singles chronology|
"Who'll Be the Next in Line" was first released as the B-side to "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy", a Kinks single released in Britain. However, upon its relative failure in the UK, Reprise felt that the "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" single was unfit for release in America. The subsequent single, "Set Me Free", was released, but after The Kinks' next proposed single, "See My Friends" was sent to Reprise, they decided to release the "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" single, only with "Who'll Be the Next in Line" as the A-side. The single charted, hitting #34, which was more successful than the following "See My Friends" (which only hit #111.)
"Who'll Be the Next in Line" also appeared as a bonus track on some reissues of the Kinks album Kinda Kinks.
- Queens of the Stone Age also covered "Who'll Be the Next in Line" as one of the UK only bonus tracks of their Rated R album.
- "Who'll Be the Next in Line" was also covered by French singer Françoise Hardy on her 1968 En Anglais album.
- "Who'll Be the Next in Line" was also covered by Sir Douglas Quintet on their 1981 Border Wave album.
- 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