I Need You (The Kinks song)

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"I Need You"
Set Me Free Kinks cover.jpg
Single by The Kinks
A-side "Set Me Free"
Released 21 May 1965 (UK)
26 May 1965 (USA)
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1965
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:29
Label Pye 7N 15854 (UK)
Reprise 0379 (USA)
Writer(s) Ray Davies
The Kinks singles chronology
"Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy"
"Set Me Free"/
"I Need You"
"See My Friends"

"I Need You" is a song by British rock band the Kinks. It was released as a B-Side to "Set Me Free". The song, along with "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night", has been cited as one of the influences which shifted the focus from rock 'n' roll to hard-hitting rock music.[1]


  1. ^ Harrington, Joe S. Sonic Cool: The Life & Death of Rock 'n' Roll (2002), p. 165