100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. I’m Not Like Everybody Else’- The Kinks. From the 1965 album Kinks Kontroversy- ‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else’ was the b-side to ‘Sunny Afternoon.’ Ray Davies had written the song for The Animals- but they turned it down- I can hear The Animals doing this- a mistake they turned down Ray’s gift. After The Animals turned it down- The Kinks decided to release it themselves- with Ray Davies on lead vocals. A version of the song would be played during the end credits of one of the episodes of The Sopranos.
- Single: ‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else’- The Kinks
- Record Company- Reprise
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Ray Davies
- Time: 3:29
- B-side to ‘Sunny Afternoon’
- Album– Kinks Kontroversy
- Grade: A+
“Sunny Afternoon” is one of my all-time favorite Kinks tunes. Admittedly, I had to look up “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” and agree, it was foolish by The Animals to reject it – great song!
This is literally tailor made for the Animals/ Burdon.
What a fantastic 45. Two great songs.
I’m Not Like Everybody Else – specifically the slightly more beefy / brooding version from US-only version of To The Bone – might well be my favourite Kinks song
i am thinking that version is the one which was used on The Sopranos
Absolutely, I think Living on a Thin Line sneaked on the soundtrack too
One of the first 45rpm singles that I ever bought was The Kinks, Dedicated Follower of Fashion.
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