"I go to BlackPOLL for my holidays,"-- ILM Artist Poll #17 -- The Kinks RESULTS THREAD

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Yay, my number 1 was number2!

I got the 7" at a jumble sale in 1973 or so, and it's still great.

Mark G, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

On closer examination, I didn't vote for "King Kong" either. Shutting up now.

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Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

the b-side? It's great from the air-raid siren on....

Mark G, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

the first time I heard King Kong I thought it was a T. Rex parody

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, my bad:

1. "Waterloo Sunset"
Something Else by The Kinks, 1967
961 Points (34 Votes, 5 #1's)

The Track: http://youtu.be/5J3gX47rHGg
Mimed on TV: http://youtu.be/fvDoDaCYrEY
Live on TV, 1973: http://youtu.be/Cyh__QQD2js
Ray & Bowie?: http://youtu.be/TyMGZ5zf3Pk
Ray & choir at glastonbury 2010: http://youtu.be/4vRURpe6FXE

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

A proper, if predictable, winner. Thanks for orchestrating this poll!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

.......

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

^

Let's Talk About Socks (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^^

Mark G, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's how the top 20 should've looked fwiw (my ballot)

Mindless Child of Motherhood - 40
Dead End Street - 36
You Really Got Me - 33
Picture Book - 30
A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy - 28
I'm Not Like Everybody Else - 26
Strangers - 25
Set Me Free - 24
Dedicated Follower of Fashion - 23
Come Dancing - 22
Holiday in Waikiki - 21
Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl - 20
Tired of Waiting for You - 19
Waterloo Sunset - 18
God's Children - 17
Fancy - 16
Better Things - 15
(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman - 14
Till the End of the Day - 13
Lola - 12

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Victoria takes the "Hey Bulldog" award for this ballot

Mark G, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Boo. I purposely didn't vote for it, so it wouldn't get #1. #ILMPollFail

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. Days (#5)
2. Top Of The Pops (did not place)
3. Animal Farm (#25)
4. Shangri-La (#4)
5. This Time Tomorrow (#20)
6. Big Sky (#11)
7. Village Green (did not place)
8. Get Back In Line (did not place)
9. Strangers (#19)
10. Celluloid Heroes (#29)
11. Rosie Won't You Please Come Home (#41)
12. Party Line (#36)
13. Victoria (#2)
14. Too Much On My Mind (#32)
15. 20th Century Man (#38)
16. You Still Want Me (did not place)
17. Rats (did not place)
18. Brainwashed (did not place)
19. Some Mothers Son (did not place)
20. The World Keeps Going Round (did not place)

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Victoria
You Really Got Me
All Day And All Of The Night
Sleepwalker
Father Christmas

Better Things
Days
Waterloo Sunset
Oklahoma U.S.A.
Do It Again
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
I Go To Sleep
Stop Your Sobbing
Low Budget
A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
Living On A Thin Line

Lola
Life On The Road
Complicated LIfe

Sunny Afternoon

Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Difficult to argue with top 5, but I'd rate quite a few songs above Lola and David Watts myself.

Dr X O'Skeleton, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. Rosemary Rose
2. Sweet Lady Genevieve
3. Better Things
4. David Watts
5. Return to Waterloo
6. Do You Remember Walter?
7. Waterloo Sunset
8. God's Children
9. Victoria
10. Oklahoma USA
11. Strangers
12. A Well Respected Man
13. People Take Pictures of Each Other
14. Shangri La
15. Ev'ry Body's Gonna Be Happy
16. The Village Green Preservation Society
17. This Time Tomorrow
18. I'm On an Island
19. Tired of Waiting For You
20. Australia

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait walter didn't place?

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Victoria was my #1, also first heard it on The Ultimate Collection

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. Waterloo Sunset (#1)
2. All Day and All of the Night (#10)
3. I'm Not Like Everybody Else (#13)
4. See My Friend (#16)
5. Do You Remember Walter? (#17)
6. You Really Got Me (#3)

7. Full Moon (did not place)
8. Too Much On My Mind (#32)
9. Oklahoma USA (#18)
10. Shangri-La (#4)
11. Picture Book (#21)
12. Big Sky (#11)
13. Strangers (#19)

14. Set Me Free (did not place)
15. Johnny Thunder (did not place)
16. Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home (#41)
17. Juke Box Music (did not place)
18. Fancy (#34)
19. Uncle Son (did not place)
20. War Is Over (did not place)

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

My ballot. Bold ones did not place.

1. Sweet Lady Genevieve
2. Animal Farm
3. Victoria
4. Lola
5. Oklahoma U.S.A.
6. A Well Respected Man
7. A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
8. Juke Box Music
9. King Kong

10. The Village Green Preservation Society
11. No More Looking Back
12. This Time Tomorrow
13. You Really Got Me
14. Shangri-la
15. Big Sky
16. This Man He Weeps Tonight
17. Waterloo Sunset
18. Starstruck
19. Come Dancing
20. This Is Where I Belong

kornrulez6969, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Songs of mine that didn't place:
When I See That Girl Of Mine - 12
Polly - 14
(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman - 18

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mine:

1. Big Sky
2. Autumn Almanac
3. Creeping Jean
4. Celluloid Heroes
5. Nothin in this world...
6. Wonderboy
7. Sweet Lady Genevieve
8. Picture Book
9. Arthur
10. Death of A Clown
11. Sunny Afternoon
12. People Tale Pictures of Each Other
13. Fancy
14. Strangers
15. Party Line
16. She's Got Everything
17. 20th Century Man
18. Mirror of Love
19. Good Day
20. All She Wrote

Thanks to Everyone who voted, thought about voting, or wanted to vote! Thanks to everyone who followed the threads! Thanks for all the kind words! I had so much fun putting this together!

Now, to find a place to collapse...

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks dude, this was great

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

David Watts
Do You Remember Walter
Waterloo Sunset
Lola
You Really Got Me
See My Friends
Afternoon Tea
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
All Day & All of the Night
Stop Your Sobbing
Death of a Clown
Victoria
Love Me Till The Sun Shines
Oklahoma U.S.A.
Fancy
Till the End of the Day
Sunny Afternoon
Come Dancing
Shangri-La
All Of My Friends Were There

Euler, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is a hell of a top 5. what an incredible band.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

my lists:

1. Shangri-La
2. The Village Green Preservation Society
3. Some Mother's Son
4. Arthur
5. Waterloo Sunset
6. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
7. End of the Season
8. Party Line
9. You Really Got Me
10. Two Sisters
11. I'm On An Island
12. The World Keeps Going Round
13. Ring the Bells
14. Victoria
15. When I See That Girl of Mine
16. Lola
17. Do You Remember Walter?
18. Animal Farm
19. Autumn Almanac
20. Milk Cow Blues

Best Album:

1. Arthur
2. The Kink Kontroversy
3. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
4. Face To Face
5. Kinda Kinks

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tracks:
1. Ring the Bells
2. Tired of Waiting
3. Too Much on My Mind
4. Victoria
5. Do You Remember Walter
6. Days
7. Shangri-La
8. Sweet Lady Genevieve
9. Waterloo Sunset
10. Lola
11. Love Me Till the Sun Shines
12. Oklahoma U.S.A.
13. Village Green
14. David Watts
15. People Take Pictures of Each Other
16. Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
17. Lazy Old Sun
18. This Time Tomorrow
19. Yes Sir, No Sir
20. Come Dancing

Album:
1. Arthur
2. Face to Face
3. Village Green Preservation Society
4. Kink Kontroversy
5. Something Else

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i voted strategically, but failed in the case of my #1

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

An appropriately MOR ballot:

1. Shangri-La, #5
2. See My Friends, #16
3. Wonderboy
4. Autumn Almanac, #14
5. Picture Book, #21
6. Animal Farm, #25
7. Tired of Waiting for You, #7
8. I'm Not Like Everybody Else, #13
9. Celluloid Heroes, #29
10. Days, #5
11. Arthur
12. Dead End Street, #12
13. David Watts, #9
14. Sunny Afternoon, #8
15. Starstruck
16. Victoria, #2
17. People Take Pictures of Each Other, #33
18. This Is Where I Belong, #30
19. King Kong
20. Susannah's Still Alive

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

which song had the most #1s as a percentage of its total votes? (=the passion index)

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost:

'Ring The Bells' is one of those songs I wish I could have found space for. One of my highlights of The Kink Kontroversy.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

if i had to vote again i'd probably put god's children, holiday in waikiki, mr. churchill says, some mother's son, etc. on my ballot instead of some other tunes. oh well.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for doing this. Quite fun.

My Ballot, bold not placing:

Days
Shangri-La
Big Sky
Complicated Life
Mindless Child Of Motherhood
Waterloo Sunset
When I Turn Out The Living Room Light
Do It Again
Celluloid Heroes
Party Line
Lola
Oklahoma U.S.A.
Australia
This Time Tomorrow
The Way Love Used To Be
Holiday
Mr. Reporter

Death Of A Clown
Come Dancing
The Village Green Preservation Society

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

so many freakin' great tunes to choose from i could easily do another 20. TKAtVGPS was my #1 record but i could only get one track on my tracks list. kinda thought "last of the steam powered trains" might place, but when a band is this sublime who cares really

epigram addict (outdoor_miner), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would def be interested in seeing the full tabulation list when you can get around to it, C Grisso.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great poll! I've been following along way in the background due to work stress and personal stress. Thanks for running this one, CGrisso!

Here's my ballot, straight up canon (except for high placement of "Animal Farm," I guess):

1. Animal Farm
2. Waterloo Sunset
3. Big Sky
4. David Watts
5. You Really Got Me
6. Oklahoma U.S.A.
7. Lola
8. Picture Book
9. Sunny Afternoon
10. Tired Of Waiting For You
11. A Well Respected Man
12. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
13. All Of My Friends Were There
14. People Take Pictures of Each Other
15. I Go To Sleep
16. All Day And All Of The Night
17. Come Dancing
18. Victoria
19. Stop Your Sobbing
20. Death Of A Clown

ALBUMS:
1. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
2. Something Else By the Kinks
3. Face to Face
4. Arthur
5. Lola vs. Powerman

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

King Kong is probably the one that bugs me most for not making the top 20...

1. Shangri-La
2. Celluloid Heroes (Live version from One For The Road)
3. You Really Got Me
4. Victoria
5. David Watts
6. Australia
7. King Kong
8. All Day and All of the Night
9. Money Talks
10. Big Sky
11. He's Evil
12. Rainy Day In June
13. Wicked Annabella
14. Demolition
15. (A) Face In The Crowd
16. Education
17. No More Looking Back
18. Low Budget
19. Ducks On The Wall
20. Father Christmas

dlp9001, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

. Sunny Afternoon #8
Shangri-La #4
Holiday in Waikiki
This is where I belong #30
Deadend Street #12
Mr. Pleasant
Get Back in Line
A Well Respected Man #23
Alcohol (live version)
Waterloo Sunset #1
Victoria #2
David Watts #9
Lola #6
Everybody's Gonna Be Happy
You Really Got Me #3
See My Friends #16
Polly
Mr. Reporter
Susannah's Still Alive
20. King Kong

the acquisition and practice of music is unfavourable to the health of (abanana), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks again for doing this poll, c. grisso. The only big surprise for me is that "Get Back In Line" and "Wonderboy" didn't place.

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

here's my ballot, think most of 'em placed.

1. this is where i belong
2. waterloo sunset
3. see my friends
4. days
5. you really got me
6. big sky
7. tired of waiting for you
8. come on now
9. sunny afternoon
10. til the end of the day
11. village green
12. victoria
13. david watts
14. picture book
15. village green preservation
16. lola
17. oklahoma usa
18. 20th century man
19. i go to sleep
20. sittin on my sofa

tylerw, Monday, 23 April 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

most of my ballot placed - I should have voted for Wonderboy. Bummed that A House in the Country, Little Miss Queen of Darkness, All of My Friends Were There, and Got to Be Free didn't place.

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's mine, nothing surprising here I guess, did my part:

God's Children
Little Miss Queen Of Darkness
Mindless Child Of Motherhood
This Is Where I Belong
All Day And All Of The Night
Mr. Big Man
Yes Sir, No Sir
Fancy
I Need You
Victoria
Juke Box Music
Sleepwalker
Do You Remember Walter
Young And Innocent Days
Death Of A Clown
Funny Face
See My Friends
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Life On the Road
There is No Life Without Love

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. Days
2. God's Children
3. Waterloo Sunset
4. Autumn Almanac
5. Shangri-la
6. Dead End Street
7. Do You Remember Walter?
8. Victoria
9. Two Sisters
10. Till the End of the Day
11. David Watts
12. Village Green Preservation Society
13. This Is Where I Belong
14. Did You See His Name?
15. She's Got Everything
16. Tired of Waiting for You
17. Afternoon Tea
18. Funny Face
19. Stop Your Sobbing
20. Party Line

timellison, Monday, 23 April 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

PS Thank you most sincerely for doing this!

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am :( at the lack of love for Sleepwalker. I have no idea why I love that album so much, I just do.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ seconded. I struggled with whether or not to put "Life On The Road" on my ballot.

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

SONGS:

1. No More Looking Back
2. Tired of Waiting For You (#7)
3 .Two Sisters (#45)
4. Catch Me Now I’m Falling
5 .Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (#43)
6 .Lola (#6)
7 .Days (#5)
8 .Here Comes Yet Another Day
9 .I’m Not Like Everybody Else (#13)
10. Do It Again (#50)
11. No Return
12. 20th Century Man (#38)
13. Father Christmas
14. Everybody’s A Star (Starmaker)
15. Celluloid Heroes (#29)
16. Living On A Thin Line
17. When I Turn Off the Living Room Light
18. Full Moon
19. Victoria (#2)
20. Waterloo Sunset (#1)

ALBUMS:

1. Something Else
2. Muswell Hillbillies
3. Low Budget
4. Face To Face
5. The Great Lost Kinks Album

MOST HATED:

None

Life Is Most Assuredly NOT a Long Song (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Missed the end. Thanks to C. Grissom. Surprised by the complaints about "Tired of Waiting for You"'s high finish--easily one of the most beautiful pop songs ever for me.

1. “Where Have All the Good Times Gone” (40)
2. “Tired of Waiting for You” (36)
3. “Too Much on My Mind” (33)
4. “See My Friends” (30)
5. “Love Me Till the Sun Shines” (28)
6. “Lola” (26)
7. “Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl” (25)
8. “Stop Your Sobbing” (24)
9. “Afternoon Tea” (23)
10. “Party Line” (22)

I think "Afternoon Tea" was my only non-finisher--wasn't sure if it was well regarded within the Kinks body of work or not.

clemenza, Monday, 23 April 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

for me the mind-blowing thing about Days is that here you have this bitter piece of shit (sorry) called Ray Davis who likes to make fun of all sorts of people and emotions singing about the attitude that is easiest to make fun of and dismiss (the you-left-me-but-it's-ok-cause-it-was-great-while-it-lasted attitude) and he plays it completely straight!

gospodin simmel, Monday, 23 April 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah, just listening to "Do It Again" as I go over the few songs on the poll I didn't think I knew (i.e. "Sweet Lady Genevieve" & "Better Things", both great btw) & I know this song! this was a big single back in the day, & I sing it all the time around the house, but I had no idea it was a Kinks song. it's just a song I heard a lot as a kid. It's weird to me that the same band that created punk & then raga rock & then gorgeous pastoral pop, ends up making music that they blast on the Himalaya on the radio at the Florida State Fair in the mid 1980s, alongside Van Halen & the Tubes.

Euler, Monday, 23 April 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink


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