100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: A WELL RESPECTED MAN’-THE KINKS

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100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: A Well Respected Man- The Kinks. When I first became acquainted with The Kinks in the late 70’s- sure I liked their early hits “You Really Got Me’ and ‘All Day And All Of The Night’ the power pop songs but the songs that really drew me in were the social commentaries- ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’ and ‘A Well Respected Man.’ where The Kinks main songwriter- Ray Davies began writing songs addressing British class consciousness. ‘A Well Respected Man’ wasn’t released in the UK because their record company Pye wanted more of the power pop of the earlier songs like ‘You Really Got Me.’ The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed four of The Kinks songs in their 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll list- ‘You Really Got Me’, Waterloo Sunset, ‘Lola’ and ‘A Well Respected Man.’

  • Single: ‘ A Well Respected Man’- The Kinks
  • Record Company- Reprise
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Written by Ray Davies
  • Time: 2:41
  • B-side: ‘Such A Shame’
  • Album- Kinkdom
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #13 in US Billboard Hot 100. Not released as a single in the UK.

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