Days (The Kinks song)

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“Days”

Single by The Kinks

B-side
“She’s Got Everything”

Released
28 June 1968

Format
7″ single

Recorded
23, 27 May 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London

Genre
Folk rock

Length
2:50

Label
Pye 7N 17573 (UK)
Reprise 0762 (US)

Writer(s)
Ray Davies

Producer(s)
Ray Davies

The Kinks singles chronology

“Wonderboy”
(1968)
“Days”
(1968)
“Plastic Man”
(UK, 1969)

“Starstruck”/
“Picture Book”(US, 1969)

“Lincoln County”
(Dave Davies solo, 1968)

“Days” is a song by The Kinks, written by lead singer Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand), and now appears as a bonus track of the remastered CD. On the original Pye 7N 17573 label, the name of the song is “Day’s” due to a grammatical error.

Contents

1 Release and reception
2 Charts
3 Kirsty MacColl version

3.1 Music video
3.2 Track listing

4 Other versions
5 References

Release and reception[edit]
The song was an important single for Davies and the Kinks, coming in a year of declining commercial fortunes for the band. The song had been intended as an album track but after the relative failure of the previous single “Wonderboy” (which only reached No. 36 in the UK), “Days” was rushed out as a single with an old unreleased track “She’s Got Everything” (recorded in February 1966 in the same session as “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”) as the B-side. It reached No. 12 on the UK chart,[1] but failed to chart in the U.S. This did not help future releases however as the next four Kinks singles failed to reach the top 30 (two of them failing to chart altogether) in the UK.
The song appeared on an advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet in 2011 and, in the 2013 comedy film, The Harry Hill Movie when Hill saves Abu the Hamster from being killed by a crazy vet.
Charts[edit]

UK: No. 12[2]
Bel: No. 17
Ger: No. 28
NL: No. 7
NZ: No. 11

Kirsty MacColl version[edit]

“Days”

Single by Kirsty MacColl

from the album Kite

A-side
Days

B-side
Happy

Released
June 1989

Format
7″, 10″ and 12″ vinyl, 3″ CD, cassette, CD in
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