The Kinks discography

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The Kinks discography
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The Kinks in Stockholm in 1965
Studio albums 24
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 32
EPs 10
Singles 78

The Kinks were active for more than 30 years 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 to 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.

The Kinks' music often focuses on everyday subjects for working-class people in Britain and are known for their poetic lyrics about subjects like fashion followers in "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", poverty in "Dead End Street" and environment issues in "Apeman."

Albums[edit]

List of regular albums, with UK and US chart positions
US releases Kinkdom and Kinks-Size are shown in separate Compilations table
Year Title Notes Peak chart positions
UK[7] US
1964 Kinks (UK)

You Really Got Me (US)

Début. Released 2 October by Pye Records
US version was released in November by Reprise Records with three less tracks, under the title You Really Got Me [8]
3 29
1965 Kinda Kinks Released 5 March 1965 by Pye in the UK

Released 11 August 1965 by Reprise in the US with a slightly different track listing[9]

3 60
The Kink Kontroversy Released 26 November 1965 by Pye in UK

Released 30 March 1966 by Reprise in US

9 95
1966 Face to Face Released 28 October 1966 by Pye in UK

Released: 7 December 1966 by Reprise in US

12 135
1967 Something Else by The Kinks * Released 15 September 1967 by Pye in UK
  • Released: January 1968 by Reprise in US
35 153
The Live Kinks (US)

Live at Kelvin Hall (UK)

  • Released: 16 August 1967 (US)
  • Released: 12 January 1968 (UK)
  • Label: Reprise Records (US)
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
Live - 162
1968 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Released: 22 November 1968 by Pye in UK

Released: January 1969 by Reprise in US

- -
1969 Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) * Released: 10 October 1969
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
  • Label: Reprise Records (US)
- 105
1970 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One * Released: 27 November 1970 (UK)
  • Released: 2 December 1970 (US)
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
  • Label: Reprise Records (US)
- 35
1971 Percy
  • Released: 26 March 1971
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
  • Label: Reprise Records (US)
Soundtrack - -
Muswell Hillbillies * Released: 25 November 1971 - 100
1972 Everybody's in Show-Biz
  • Released: 25 August 1972
  • Label: RCA Records
Double album
Disk one: studio
Disk two: live
- 70
1973 Preservation Act 1 * Released: 16 November 1973
  • Label: RCA Records
- 177
1974 Preservation Act 2 * Released: 8 May 1974
  • Label: RCA Records
- 114
1975 Soap Opera * Released: 16 May 1975
  • Label: RCA Records
- 51
Schoolboys in Disgrace * Released: 17 November 1975
  • Label: RCA Records
- 45
1977 Sleepwalker * Released: 12 February 1977 - 21
1978 Misfits * Released: 19 May 1978
  • Label: Arista Records
- 40
1979 Low Budget
  • Released: 10 July 1979 (US)
  • Released: 7 September 1979 (UK)
  • Label: Arista Records
- 11
1980 One for the Road
  • Released: 4 June 1980 (US)
  • Released: 1 August 1980 (UK)
  • Label: Arista Records
Live - 14
1981 Give the People What They Want
  • Released: 15 August 1981 (US)
  • Released: January 1982 (UK)
  • Label: Arista Records
- 15
1983 State of Confusion
  • Released: 10 June 1983
  • Label: Arista Records
- 12
1984 Word of Mouth
  • Released: 19 November 1984
  • Label: Arista Records
- 57
1986 Think Visual - 81
1988 Live: The Road Live - -
1989 UK Jive
  • Released: 2 October 1989
  • Label: London Records (UK)
  • Label: MCA Records (US)
- 122
1993 Phobia - 166
1994 To the Bone - -

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Title Notes Peak chart positions Album
UK US 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] 129 [nb 2] Non-album release[10]
"You Still Want Me"
b-side "You Do Something To Me"
± Non-album release[11]
"You Really Got Me"
b-side "It's All Right
1 7 8 4 39 23 Kinks[12]
"Kinksize Session" (EP)
  • Released: 27 November 1964 (UK)
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
A 1"Louie Louie" (Richard Berry) 2"I Gotta Go Now"
B 1"I've Got That Feeling" 2"Things Are Getting Better"
± Non-album release[13]

Included on Kinks-Size in US

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

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[15]

Included on Kinks-Size in US

"Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" [nb 3]
b/w "Who'll Be The Next In Line"
17 29 28 Non-album release[16]

Included on Kinda Kinks in US

"Set Me Free"
b-side "I Need You"
9 23 54 2 32 12 Non-album release[17]

Included on Kinda Kinks in US

"See My Friends"
b-side "Never Met A Girl Like You Before"
10 111 36 26 Non-album release[18]
"Who'll Be the Next in Line"
b-side "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy"
34 25 Non-album release[19]
"A Well Respected Man" [nb 4]
b-side "Such A Shame"
13 11 6
"Till the End of the Day"
b-side "Where Have All The Good Times Gone"
8 50 63 34 19 6
"Kwyet Kinks" (EP)
  • Released: 17 September 1965 (UK)
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
A 1"Wait Till the Summer Comes Along" 2"Such a Shame"

b 1"A Well Respected Man" 2"Don't You Fret"

1966 "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
b-side "Sittin' On My Sofa"
4 36 36 11 11 1 1
"Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight"
b-side "I Need You"
±
"Sunny Afternoon"
b-side "I'm Not Like Everybody Else"
1 14 13 1 7 1 2
"Dandy"
b-side "Party Line"
± 1 2
"Dead End Street"
b-side "Big Black Smoke"
5 73 62 28 5 4 4
"Mister Pleasant"
b-side "Harry Rag"
80 35 79 12 2
1967 "Waterloo Sunset"
b-side "Act Nice and Gentle (UK)
"Two Sisters" (US)
2 4 7 1 7
"Death of a Clown"
b-side "Love Me Till The Sun Shines"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo 3 31 68 3 2
"Autumn Almanac"
b-side "Mr. Pleasant"
"David Watts" used as b-side in non-UK regions 3 13 5 17
"Susannah's Still Alive"
b-side "Funny Face"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo 20 27 10
1968 "Wonderboy"
b-side "Polly"
36 29 4
"Days"
b-side "She's Got Everything"
12 77 28 6 11
"Lincoln County"
b-side "There Is No Life Without Love"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo ± 15
1969 "Starstruck" 9
"Picture Book" Australia only ± 36
"Hold My Hand"
b-side "Creeping Jean"
Labelled as Dave Davies solo ±
"Plastic Man"
b-side "King Kong"
31 ± 97 34 16
"Drivin'"
b-side "Mindless Child Of Motherhood"
±
"The Village Green Preservation Society"
b-side "Do You Remember Walter"
"Shangri-La"
b-side "This Man, He Weeps Tonight"
± 24
"Australia"
b-side "She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina"
Australia only ±
"Victoria"
b-side "Mr. Churchill Says (UK)
"Brainwashed" (US)
33 62 57 33
"±" = not released as a single in the US; "≈" = not released as a single in the UK

1970s[edit]

Year Title Notes Peak chart positions Album
UK US AUS CAN GER NED NZ
1970 "Lola"
b/w "Berkeley Mews" (UK)
"Mindless Child Of Motherhood" (US)
2 9 4 2 2 1 1
"Apeman"
b/w "Rats"
5 45 5 19 8 9 5
1971 "God's Children"
b/w "The Way Love Used To Be"
53 21
"20th Century Man"
b/w "Skin and Bone"
106 89
1972 "Supersonic Rocket Ship"
b/w "You Don't Know My Name"
16 111 25
"Celluloid Heroes"
b/w "Hot Potatoes"
1973 "One of the Survivors"
b/w "Scrapheap City"
108
"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"
"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"
±
"Preservation"
b/w "Salvation Road"
1975 "Everybody's a Star (Starmaker)"
b/w "Ordinary People"
"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"
"No More Looking Back"
b/w "Jack The Idiot Dunce"/"The Hard Way"
±
1977 "Sleepwalker"
b/w "Full Moon"
48 54
"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
"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
"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
UK US US
Main
AUS CAN GER NED NZ
1980 "Lola (Live)"
b/w "Celluloid Heroes"
81 69 1
"You Really Got Me (Live)"
b/w "Attitude"
1981 "Better Things"
b/w "Massive Reductions" (UK)
"Yo-Yo" (US)
46 92 12
"Destroyer"
b/w "Back To Front"
85 3 35
"Predictable"
b/w "Back To Front"
±
1982 "Come Dancing"
b/w "Noise"
12 6 17 36 6 29
1983 "Don't Forget to Dance"
b/w "Bernadette" (UK)
"Young Conservatives" (US)
58 29 16 20 38
"State of Confusion"
b/w "Labour Of Love"
± 26
1984 "Good Day"
b/w "Too Hot"
±
"Do It Again"
b/w "Guilty"
41 4 91
1985 "Living on a Thin Line"
b/w "Sold Me Out"
Only a 12-inch promotional release in US ± 24
"Summer's Gone"
b/w "Going Solo"
1986 "Rock 'n' Roll Cities"
b/w "Sleazy Town"
37
"How Are You"
b/w "Killing Time" (UK)
"Working At The Factory" (US)
86 16
1987 "Lost and Found"
b/w "Killing Time"
37
1988 "The Road"
b/w "Art Lover"
±
1989 "Down All the Days (Till 1992)"
b/w "You Really Got Me"
±
"±" = not released as a single in the US; "≈" = not released as a single in the UK

1990s[edit]

Year Title Notes Peak chart positions
UK US US
Main
AUS CAN GER NED NZ
1990 "How Do I Get Close"
b/w "Down All The Days (Till 1992)" (UK)
"War Is Over" (US)
21
1991 "Did Ya" (CD EP)[20]
  • Released: 24 October
  • Label: Columbia
1 Did Ya 2 I Gotta Move (live) 3 Days 4 New World 5 Look Through Any Doorway 48
1993 "Only a Dream"
b/w "Somebody Stole My Car"
79 ±
"Scattered"(CD single) ±
"±" = not released as a single in the US; "≈" = not released as a single in the UK

2000s[edit]

Year Title Notes Peak chart positions
UK US US
Main
AUS CAN GER NED NZ
2004 "You Really Got Me"[nb 5] 42
2007 "Waterloo Sunset"[nb 6]} 88
"±" = not released as a single in the US; "≈" = not released as a single in the UK

Compilations[edit]

Selected list of compilation albums, EPs and box sets
Year Title Notes Peak chart positions
UK[7] US
1965 Kinks-Size 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[21] 13
1965 Kinkdom US only Reprise compilation that combined the UK EP "Kwyet Kinks" plus other tracks[22] 47
1965 "Kinksize Hits" (EP)[23]
  • Released: 15 January 1965 (UK)
  • Label: Pye Records (UK)
A 1"You Really Got Me" 2"It's All Right"

B 1"All Day and All of the Night" 2"I Gotta Move

3 -
1966 Greatest Hits!
(US-only album)
- 9
1966 Well Respected Kinks 5 -
1967 Sunny Afternoon
(UK-only album)
9 -
1971 Golden Hour of the Kinks
(UK-only album)
21 -
1972 The Kink Kronikles
(US-only album)
- 94
1973 The Great Lost Kinks Album - 145
1976 The Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes - 144
1978 20 Golden Greats 19 -
1980 Second Time Around - 177
1983 Dead End Street - Greatest Hits 96 -
1984 The Kinks: A Compleat Collection
20th Anniversary Edition
- 209
1986 Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of 1977-1986 - 159
1989 The Ultimate Collection 35 -
1993 The Definitive Collection: The Kinks Greatest Hits 18 -
1997 The Very Best of 42 -
1997 The Singles Collection - Waterloo Sunset 96 -
2001 Singles Collection 81 -
2002 The Ultimate Collection 32 -
2008 Picture Book |6-CD box set) - -
2011 The Singles Collection 39 -
2012 Waterloo Sunset - Best Of 14 -

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Tall Sally" did not chart on the Record Retailer chart, but did reach #42 on the Melody Maker
  2. ^ "Long Tall Sally" did not chart in the US until late 1964, after several other Kinks singles had charted
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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".
  6. ^ "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]

  1. ^ Doug Hinman (1994). You Really Got Me : An Illustrated World Discography of the Kinks, 1964-1993. Douglas E Hinman. 
  2. ^ Hank Fox (4 March 1967). "Disk Firms Swing to Less-Groove Policy". Billboard: 1 & 10. 
  3. ^ Doug Hinman (1994). You Really Got Me : An Illustrated World Discography of the Kinks, 1964-1993. Douglas E Hinman. 
  4. ^ Doug Hinman (1994). You Really Got Me : An Illustrated World Discography of the Kinks, 1964-1993. Douglas E Hinman. 
  5. ^ "The Kinks Discography: Compilations". discogs.com. 
  6. ^ "The Kinks: Discography: Compilations". allmusic.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Kinks: Albums". Official Charts. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "You Really Got Me". kindakinks.net. 
  9. ^ "Kinda Kinks". kindakinks.net. 
  10. ^ Dave Emlen. "Long Tall Sally". kindakinks.net. 
  11. ^ Dave Emlen. "You Still Want Me". kindakinks.net. 
  12. ^ Dave Emlen. "You Really Got Me". kindakinks.net. 
  13. ^ Dave Emlen. "Kinksize Session". kindakinks.net. 
  14. ^ Dave Emlen. "All Day And All Of The Night". kindakinks.net. 
  15. ^ Dave Emlen. "Tired Of Waiting For You". kindakinks.net. 
  16. ^ Dave Emlen. "Kinksize Session". kindakinks.net. 
  17. ^ Dave Emlen. "Kinksize Session". kindakinks.net. 
  18. ^ Dave Emlen. "Kinksize Session". kindakinks.net. 
  19. ^ Dave Emlen. "Kinksize Session". kindakinks.net. 
  20. ^ "Did Ya". kindakinks.net. 
  21. ^ Bruce Eder. "Kinks Size". AllMusic. 
  22. ^ Thomas M. Kitts (23 Jan 2008). Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else. Routledge. p. 64. 
  23. ^ "Kinksize Hits". kindakinks.net. 

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