100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. ‘All Day And All Of The Night’- The second hit single in the US for The Kinks- the follow up to ‘You Really Got Me’- ‘All Day And All The Night’- was another great sounding power chord based song- which equaled the first hit by reaching #7 in the US Billboard Hot 100. Both Ray and Dave Davies felt that The Doors 1968 #1 hit ‘Hello I Love You” were very similar to ‘All Day And All Of The Night’- Ray Davies has said ” My publisher wanted to sue. I was unwilling to do that. I think they cut a deal somewhere, but I don’t know the details. Dave Davies added: “That one is the most irritating of all of them … I did a show where I played All Day and All of the Night and stuck in a piece of Hello, I Love You. There was some response, there were a few smiles. But I’ve never understood why nobody’s ever said anything about it. You can’t say anything about the Doors. You’re not allowed to.”
Single: ‘All Day And All Of The Night’- The Kinks/ Written by Ray Davies/ Record Company-Reprise/ Produced by Shel Talmy/ Recorded on September 23 or 24, 1964/ Released October 23, 1964 in UK- December 9, 1964 US/ Peaked at #7 in US Billboard Hot 100 -#2 in UK Singles Chart.
Personally I hear the similarity between the songs but not enough basis to Sue
Yes, as Paul says, there is commonality. I think it comes down to a different tone. It’s like the Hollies/The Air That I Breath and Radiohead/Creep similarity- structure, yes, tone and feel, no. After being banned from touring the USA in their prime the Kinks HAD to cut their own niche outside the USA charts anyway.
They are all a lot (financially) poorer for it though.
Another staple song in my music pile. I love these guys. You know that by now.
Love that tune – one of my favorite early Kinks songs!