A To Z Anthology Fun Facts & Video- Kinks- Come Dancing
As the A to Z Anthology rolls on, here’s another music nugget to enjoy:
- Ray Davies wrote this nostalgic song about his older sister Gwen. It describes how guys would take her out dancing, only to be frustrated at the end of the night when all they would get for their efforts (and money) was a kiss on the cheek.
- Clive Davis, the president of Arista Records, disagreed with Davies’ choice of this as the album’s single. However, he allowed to be released even though he thought it “a ditty” and too slight to be the smash hit it became. The song was the group’s biggest American hit since “Tired of Waiting for You” also reached #6 in 1965.