Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

Album: The Kink Kontroversy (1966)
Charted: 4 36
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  • They seek him here, they seek him there
    His clothes are loud, but never square
    It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best
    'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

    And when he does his little rounds
    'Round the boutiques of London Town
    Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends
    'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
    And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight
    He feels a dedicated follower of fashion

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    There's one thing that he loves and that is flattery
    One week he's in polka-dots, the next week he is in stripes
    'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

    They seek him here, they seek him there
    In Regent Street and Leicester Square
    Everywhere the Carnabetian army marches on
    Each one an dedicated follower of fashion

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    His world is built 'round discotheques and parties
    This pleasure-seeking individual always looks his best
    'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    He flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly
    In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be
    'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion
    He's a dedicated follower of fashion
    He's a dedicated follower of fashionWriter/s: RAY DAVIES
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Abkco Music, Inc.
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Comments: 4

  • Marty from Cleveland, OhI love this song. I knew from the first time I heard it that Davies was making fun of supercilious, self-absorbed twits.

    This song was featured for quite a while at one of the exhibits an the Rock Hall here.
  • Aiken Nutz from Tahlequah OkWhat a strange song for the Kinks. In '66 I lived & went to school in Joplin, Mo. Still love this song even tho' it's odd. Catchy tune!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 15th 1966, "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; four weeks later on June 12th, 1966 it would peak at #36 {for 1 week}, the following week it fell to #44 and that was its 6th and final week on the Top 100...
    And on February 14th, 1966 it reached #4 {for 1 week} on Canada's Toronto 'CHUM' Singles chart...
    Between 1964 and 1984 the quartet had twenty-four Top 100 records; five made the Top 10, their two biggest hits both peaked at #6, "Tired of Waiting for You" {for 2 weeks in 1965} and "Come Dancing" {for 2 weeks in 1983}.
  • Bubblesk from Memphis, TnThis Kinks' hit was really popular when I was a freshman in '66 at Univ. of Kansas & I recall the local radio stations had it rated in the upper Top Ten. So I was surprised to see here that Billboard had it ranked #36. Can't agree with that! But ya know, back then Billboard was so different from what it is nowadays. When this song hit the airwaves, I though it was bizarre compared to other Kinks' hits. Then, I learned to love it because it was so funny and just darned fun. Me & my friends would hit some of the K.U. campus bars & taverns on & off campus and get the jukeboxes to play this song. It wasn't easy to dance to, just to listen to, and laugh and have a great time. Yes---I still love this song.
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