"This guide both serves as a loving tribute to my all time favorite band The Kinks but also as a primer course for all newcomers wanting a way in to their discography. The Kinks are a paradox. They are well known but their best work remains only truly beloved by a large but select group of people. They are not underrated in that they found success but are underrated in that they should be mentioned in the same breath as The Beatles and more often than not they aren't.
That's alright because for everyone who knows, The Kinks will remain our own personal treasure chest. Their influence is immeasurable and their body of work can be overwhelming but if I can turn you on to a band that changed my life for the better than it will all be worth it. So here it goes, here are The Kinks best songs of all time...“
- Shawn T.
Thanks to Shawn T. for his excellent list with 50 Kinks Classics. Love his comments on each and every Kinks song! A great and essential guide to their timeless music!
Good list! He seems to be a mid-period enthusiast. But a few of my faves are missing -- "Something Better Beginning," "Lost and Found," and "Stormy Sky." And "Lola" at #9? Who else thinks it belongs that high? (Maybe I've just OD'd on it because so many Kinks Lite listeners think it's their only hit...)
Awesome list. Shawn T. did an excellent job. It’s only natural that a few other songs could simply not be included being confronted with the immense musical wealth of The Kinks song catalogue. Well done, Shawn T.!