Kinks lead singer Ray Davies wrote this song while he was a student at Hornsey School of Art in London. When the Kinks released their first album in 1964, they scored a huge hit with the Davies-penned "You Really Got Me
," which was followed by the sound-alike "All Day And All Of The Night
When it came time to write songs for the next Kinks album, Ray was running out of ideas, so decided to record the song he had written in college. The group put down the backing track, but he couldn't remember the words, so he went home and wrote them the next day on the train ride into the studio. Released as the first single from the album, "Tired of Waiting for You" was a huge hit, going to #1 in the UK and charting at #6 in America, one position higher than "You Really Got Me."