The Kinks discography

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The Kinks discography
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The Kinks in Stockholm in 1965
Studio albums23
Live albums4
Compilation albums32
EPs10
Singles78

The Kinks were active for over three decades between 1964 and 1996, releasing 28 regular albums in the UK (24 studio, four live),[1] and 30 in the USA (24 studio, four live, two compilation), where the early albums were slightly different from the British albums partly due to the method that publishing royalties were calculated in the two countries,[2] partly due to difference in popularity of the extended play format (the UK market liked it, the US market didn't, so US albums had the EP releases bundled onto them), and partly due to the US albums including the hit singles, and the UK albums not; after The Kink Kontroversy in 1965 the albums were the same.[3] There have been somewhere between 100 and 200 compilation albums released worldwide.[4][5][6] Their hit singles included three UK number-one singles, starting in 1964 with "You Really Got Me"; plus 18 Top 40 singles in the 1960s alone and further Top 40 hits in the 1970s and 1980s.

Albums[edit]

List of non-compilation albums, with chart positions
Year[7] Title[7] Peak chart positions Certifications
UK

[8]

US[citation needed] GER

[9]

1964 Kinks [A] 3 29 7
1965 Kinda Kinks 3 60 12
The Kink Kontroversy 9 95 8
1966 Face to Face 12 47 12
1967 Something Else by The Kinks 35 153 31
1968 Live at Kelvin Hall 162
The Village Green Preservation Society [B] 47 118 84
1969 Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) 105
1970 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One 35
1971 Percy
Muswell Hillbillies 100
1972 Everybody's in Show-Biz 111
1973 The Great Lost Kinks Album 145
Preservation Act 1 177
1974 Preservation Act 2 114
1975 The Kinks Present a Soap Opera 51
The Kinks Present Schoolboys in Disgrace 45
1977 Sleepwalker 21
1978 Misfits 40
1979 Low Budget 11
  • US: Gold[10]
  • Canada: Platinum
1980 One for the Road 14 49
1981 Give the People What They Want 15
1983 State of Confusion 12 55
1984 Word of Mouth 57
1986 Think Visual 81
1988 The Road 110
1989 UK Jive 122
1993 Phobia 166 92
1994 To the Bone
A^ Released as US LP You Really Got Me in 1965
B^ Charted for the first time in the UK and GER in 2018

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Title Notes Peak chart positions Certification Album
UK US[11] AUS CAN GER NED NZ
1964 "Long Tall Sally"
b-side "I Took My Baby Home"
B-side appears on début album Kinks 42 [nb 1] Non-album release[12]
"You Still Want Me"
b-side "You Do Something To Me"
Non-album release[13]
"You Really Got Me"
b-side "It's All Right"
1 7 8 4 39 23
  • UK: Silver
Kinks[14]
"Kinksize Session" (EP)
  • Released: 27 November 1964 (UK)
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
A1 "Louie Louie" (Richard Berry)
A2 "I Gotta Go Now"
B1 "I've Got That Feeling"
B2 "Things Are Getting Better"
Non-album release[15]

Included on Kinks-Size in US

"All Day and All of the Night"
b-side "I Gotta Move"
2 7 14 12 22 9
  • UK: Silver
Non-album release[16]

Included on Kinks-Size in US

1965 "Tired of Waiting for You"
b-side "Come On Now"
1 6 29 3 13 18 Kinda Kinks[17]

Included on Kinks-Size in US

"Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" [nb 2]
b/w "Who'll Be The Next In Line"
17 29 28 Non-album release[18]

Included on Kinda Kinks in US

"Set Me Free"
b-side "I Need You"
9 23 54 2 32 12 Non-album release[19]

Included on Kinda Kinks in US

"See My Friends"
b-side "Never Met A Girl Like You Before"
10 36 26 Non-album release[20]

Included on Kinkdom in US

"Who'll Be the Next in Line"
b-side "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy"
34 25 Non-album release[21]

Included on Kinkdom in US

"A Well Respected Man" [nb 3]
b-side "Such a Shame"
13 11 6 Non-album release[22]

Included on Kinkdom in US

"Till the End of the Day"
b-side "Where Have All The Good Times Gone"
8 50 63 34 19 6 The Kink Kontroversy[23]
"Kwyet Kinks" (EP)
  • Released: 17 September 1965 (UK)
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
A1 "Wait Till the Summer Comes Along"
A2 "Such a Shame"
B1 "A Well Respected Man"
B2 "Don't You Fret"
1966 "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
b-side "Sittin' On My Sofa"
4 36 36 11 11 1 1 Non-album release[24]
"Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight"
b-side "I Need You"
The Kink Kontroversy[25]
"Sunny Afternoon"
b-side "I'm Not Like Everybody Else"
1 14 13 1 7 1 2
  • UK: Silver
Face to Face[26]
"Dandy"
b-side "Party Line"
1 2 Face to Face[27]
"Dead End Street"
b-side "Big Black Smoke"
5 73 62 28 5 4 4
1967 "Mister Pleasant"
b-side "Harry Rag" (US)
"This Is Where I Belong" (Europe)
80 35 79 12 2 Non-album release[28]
"Waterloo Sunset"
b-side "Act Nice and Gentle (UK)
"Two Sisters" (US)
2 4 7 1 7
  • UK: Silver
Something Else by The Kinks[29]
"Death of a Clown"
b-side "Love Me Till The Sun Shines"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo 3 31 68 3 2 Something Else by The Kinks[30]
"Autumn Almanac"
b-side "Mr. Pleasant"
"David Watts" used as b-side in non-UK regions 3 73 13 5 17 Non-album release[31]
"Susannah's Still Alive"
b-side "Funny Face"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo 20 27 10 Non-album release[32]
1968 "Wonderboy"
b-side "Polly"
36 29 4 Non-album release[33]
"Days"
b-side "She's Got Everything"
12 77 28 6 11 Non-album release[34]
"Lincoln County"
b-side "There Is No Life Without Love"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo 15 Non-album release[35]
1969 "Starstruck" 13 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society[36]
"Picture Book" Australia only 36 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society[37]
"Hold My Hand"
b-side "Creeping Jean"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo ± Non-album release[38]
"Plastic Man"
b-side "King Kong"
31 97 34 16 Non-album release[39]
"Drivin'"
b-side "Mindless Child of Motherhood"
Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)[40]
"The Village Green Preservation Society"
b-side "Do You Remember Walter?"
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society[41]
"Shangri-La"
b-side "This Man, He Weeps Tonight"
24 Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)[42]
"Australia"
b-side "She Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina"
Australia only Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)[43]
"Victoria"
b-side "Mr. Churchill Says (UK)
"Brainwashed" (US)
33 62 57 33 Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)[44]
"±" = not released as a single in the US; "≈" = not released as a single in the UK

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certification Album
UK US[11] GER AUS CAN NED NZ
1970 "Lola"
b/w "Berkeley Mews" (UK)
"Mindless Child Of Motherhood" (US)
2 9 2 4 2 1 1
  • UK: Silver
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
"Apeman"
b/w "Rats"
5 45 5 5 19 9 5
1971 "God's Children"
b/w "Moments"
53 21 Percy
"20th Century Man"
b/w "Skin and Bone"
106 89 Muswell Hillbillies
1972 "Supersonic Rocket Ship"
b/w "You Don't Know My Name"
111 16 25 Everybody's in Show-Biz
"Celluloid Heroes"
b/w "Hot Potatoes"
1973 "One of the Survivors"
b/w "Scrapheap City"
108 Preservation Act 1
"Sitting in the Midday Sun"
b/w "One Of The Surviviors"
"Sweet Lady Genevieve"
b/w "Sitting In My Hotel" (UK)
"Sitting In The Midday Sun" (US)
"Where Have All the Good Times Gone"
b/w "Lola"
±
1974 "Money Talks"
b/w "Here Comes Flash"
Preservation Act 2
"Mirror of Love"
b/w "He's Evil"
"Mirror of Love"(Band Version)
b/w "He's Evil"
"Holiday Romance"
b/w "Shepherds Of The Nation"
± Soap Opera
"Preservation"
b/w "Salvation Road"
Non-album single
1975 "Everybody's a Star (Starmaker)"
b/w "Ordinary People"
Soap Opera
"Ducks on the Wall"
b/w "Rush Hour Blues"
±
"You Can't Stop the Music"
b/w "Have Another Drink"
±
1976 "I'm in Disgrace"
b/w "The Hard Way"
Schoolboys in Disgrace
"No More Looking Back"
b/w "Jack The Idiot Dunce"/"The Hard Way"
±
1977 "Sleepwalker"
b/w "Full Moon"
48 54 Sleepwalker
"Juke Box Music"
b/w "Sleepless Night" (UK)
"Life Goes On" (US)
"Father Christmas"
b/w "Prince Of The Punks"
1978 "A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy"
b/w "Artificial Light" (US)
"Live Life" (US)
"Get Up" (US 2nd pressings)
30 30 Misfits
"Live Life"
b/w "In A Foreign Land" (UK)
"Black Messiah" (US)
"Black Messiah"
b/w "Misfits"
±
1979 "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman"
b/w "Low Budget"
41 71 43 Low Budget
"A Gallon of Gas"
b/w "Low Budget"
"Catch Me Now I'm Falling"
b/w "Low Budget"
"Moving Pictures"
b/w "In A Space"
±
"Pressure"
b/w "National Health"
±
"±" = not released as a single in the US; "≈" = not released as a single in the UK

1980s[edit]

Year Title Notes Peak chart positions Album
UK

[45]

US

[11]

US
Main
[citation needed]
AUS CAN GER NED

[46]

NZ[citation needed]
1980 "Lola" (live)
b/w "Celluloid Heroes" (live)
69 1 One for the Road
1981 "Better Things"
b/w "Massive Reductions" (UK)
b/w "Yo-yo" (US)
46 92 12 Give the People What They Want
"Destroyer"
b/w "Back To Front"
85 3 35
1982 "Come Dancing"
b/w "Noise"
12 6 17 36 6 25 State of Confusion
1983 "You Really Got Me"
b/w "Medley (You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night)"
b/w "Misty Water"
Picture-sleeve reissue of original 1964 version 47 26 Non-album release
"Don't Forget to Dance"
b/w "Bernadette"
58 29 16 20 38 State of Confusion
"State of Confusion"
b/w "Labour of Love"
26
1984 "Do It Again"
b/w "Guilty"
41 4 91 Word of Mouth
1985 "Living on a Thin Line"
b/w "Sold Me Out"
Only a 12-inch promotional release in US 24
1986 "Rock 'n' Roll Cities"
b/w "Sleazy Town"
37 Think Visual
1987 "How Are You"
b/w "Killing Time" (UK)
b/w "Working at the Factory" (US)
86 16
"Lost and Found"
b/w "Killing Time"
37
1988 "The Road"
b/w "Art Lover"
14 Live: The Road

1990s[edit]

Year Title Notes Peak chart positions
UK US US
Main
[citation needed]
AUS
1990 "How Do I Get Close" 21
1991 "Did Ya" (CD EP)[47]
  • Released: 24 October
  • Label: Columbia
48 48
1993 "Only a Dream" 79
"Hatred (A Duet)" 19
"Scattered"(CD single)
"≈" = not released as a single in the UK

2000s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK
2004 "You Really Got Me"[nb 4] 42
2007 "Waterloo Sunset"[nb 5]} 88
"±" = not released as a single in the US; "≈" = not released as a single in the UK

Compilations[edit]

List of compilations[48]
Year[48] Title[48] Peak chart positions Certification
UK[8] US[citation needed]
1965 Kinks-Size [B] 13
1965 Kinkdom [C] 47
1966 The Kinks
  • Label: Golden Guinea
3
1966 The Kinks Greatest Hits 9
1966 Well Respected Kinks 5
1967 Sunny Afternoon 9
1970 The Kinks
  • Label: Pye
1971 Golden Hour 21
1972 The Kink Kronikles 94
1976 The Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes
1978 20 Golden Greats 19
1980 Second Time Around
1983 Dead End Street - Greatest Hits 96
1984 Compleat Collection 209
1986 Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of 1977-1986
  • Label: Arista
159
1987 The Kinks Are Well Respected Men
  • Label: Pye
?
1989 Greatest Hits
  • Label: Rhino
The Ultimate Collection
  • Label: Castle Communications
35
1991 Lost & Found 1986-89
  • Label: MCA
1993 The Definitive Collection
  • Label: Polygram
18
1996 The Definitive Collection
  • Label: Polygram TV
51
1997 You Really Got Me: The Very Best of The Kinks
  • Label: Edelton
42
1997 The Singles Collection
  • Label: Essential!
96
2001 The Singles Collection
  • Label: Sanctuary, Castle Music
81
2002 The Ultimate Collection
  • Label: Sanctuary
32
2008 Picture Book (6-CD box set)
  • Label: Sanctuary, Universal
2011 The Singles Collection
  • Label: Sanctuary
39
2012 Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best of The Kinks & Ray Davies
  • Label: Sanctuary
14
2014 The Essential Kinks
  • Label: RCA, Legacy, Arista
2014 The Anthology 1964–1971 (5-CD box set)
  • Label: Sanctuary, Legacy
2015 Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best of The Kinks
  • Label: Sanctuary, BMG
21
  • B^ US-only Reprise compilation that combined the UK EP "Kinksize Session", the singles "All Day and All of the Night" and "Tired of Waiting for You", with two tracks that had been dropped from US version of the début album.[49]
  • C^ US-only Reprise compilation that combined the UK EP "Kwyet Kinks" plus other tracks.[50]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Media Director
1966 "Sunny Afternoon" B&W Film
1966 "Dead End Street" B&W Film Paul O'Dell
1968 "Wonderboy" B&W Film
1968 "Days" B&W Film
1968 "Starstruck" B&W Film
1970 "Apeman" Colour Film
1972 "Supersonic Rocket Ship" B&W Film Laurie Lewis
1973 "Sitting in the Midday Sun" Colour Film
1977 "Father Christmas" Colour Film
1981 "Give the People What They Want" Colour VT
1981 "Predictable" Colour Film Julien Temple
1982 "Come Dancing" Colour Film
1983 "Don't Forget to Dance" Colour Film
1983 "State of Confusion" Colour Film
1984 "Do it Again" Colour Film
1986 "Rock 'n' Roll Cities" Colour Film
1986 "How Are You" Colour Film
1987 "Lost and Found" Colour Film
1988 "The Road" Colour VT/ Film Ray Davies
1989 "Down All the Days (Till 1992)" Colour Film
1989 "How Do I Get Close" Colour Film
1993 "Only A Dream" B&W Film
1993 "Scattered" Colour Film
1994 "To the Bone" Colour Film
  1. ^ "Long Tall Sally" did not chart on the Record Retailer chart, but did reach #42 on the Melody Maker
  2. ^ "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" and "Who'll Be The Next In Line" were respectively the A-side and B-side of a UK/European single. This single was released several months later in North America, with the A-side and B-side reversed.
  3. ^ "A Well Respected Man" was originally released (September 1965) in the UK on the 45rpm 7" EP Kwyet Kinks which was not eligible for the UK singles chart.
  4. ^ "You Really Got Me" was reissued for its 40th anniversary as a replica of the original Pye 2 track 7" single and a CD single which added rarity "Misty Water".
  5. ^ "Waterloo Sunset" was reissued for its 40th anniversary as a replica of the original UK Pye 2 track 7" single and a CD single which was a replica of the French 4 track EP.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Hank Fox (4 March 1967). "Disk Firms Swing to Less-Groove Policy". Billboard: 1 & 10.
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  17. ^ Dave Emlen. "Tired Of Waiting For You". kindakinks.net.
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  20. ^ Dave Emlen. "See My Friends". kindakinks.net.
  21. ^ Dave Emlen. "Who'll Be the Next in Line". kindakinks.net.
  22. ^ Dave Emlen. "A Well Respected Man". kindakinks.net.
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  30. ^ Dave Emlen. "Death of a Clown". kindakinks.net.
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  36. ^ Dave Emlen. "Starstruck". kindakinks.net.
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  50. ^ Thomas M. Kitts (23 January 2008). Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else. Routledge. p. 64.

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