Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy

Album: released as a single (1965)
Charted: 17
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Songfacts®:

  • "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" was the first Kinks single on which drummer Mick Avory played. Running to a mere 2 minutes 15 seconds, this uptempo Ray Davies composition was released on the Reprise label backed by "Who'll Be The Next In Line." The title has also been rendered "Everybody Is Gonna Be Happy." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1965 {April 16th} the Kinks performed "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" on the British ITV network television program, 'Ready Steady Go!'....
    At the time the song was at position #22 on the United Kingdom's Top 50 Singles chart, the following week it would peak at #17 {for 1 week} and it spent eight weeks on the Top 50...
    Between 1964 and 2007 the London-based quartet had twenty-nine records on the UK Singles chart, fourteen made the Top 10 with three* reaching #1, "You Really Got Me" {for 2 weeks in 1964}, "Tired of Waiting For You" {for 1 week in 1965}, and "Sunny Afternoon" {for 2 weeks in 1966}...
    They just missed having a total of six #1s when three of their records peaked at #2, "All Day and All of the Night" {for 2 weeks in 1964}, "Waterloo Sunset" {for 2 weeks in 1967}, and "Lola" {for 1 weeks in 1970}...
    Original bassist Peter Quaife passed away at the age of 66 on June 23rd, 2010...
    May he R.I.P
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