Girls! Girls! Girls!- “Victoria”- The Kinks. ‘”Victoria” the opening track on The Kinks 1969 concept album- Arthur. As a single it reached #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in the UK #33. Written by Ray Davies-
“Victoria” is a typically satirical Ray Davies song, containing many of his themes from his late ’60s material such as English nostalgia and the little people. It finds him fusing the image of the historical 19th Century UK queen and the grim realities of her downtrodden subjects’ life during her reign with the British rule of its Empire, which had reached its peak in Queen Victoria’s reign.