Waterloo Sunset

1967 single by the Kinks / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Waterloo Sunset" is a song by British rock band the Kinks. It was released as a single in 1967, and featured on their album Something Else by the Kinks. Composed and produced by Kinks frontman Ray Davies, "Waterloo Sunset" is one of the band's best known and most acclaimed songs, and is ranked number 14 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also their first single that was available in true stereo.

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"Waterloo Sunset"
West German picture sleeve
Single by the Kinks
from the album Something Else by the Kinks
B-side
Released5 May 1967 (1967-05-05)
Recorded3, 10 and 13 April 1967[1]
Genre
Length3:16
Label
Songwriter(s)Ray Davies
Producer(s)Ray Davies
The Kinks UK singles chronology
"Dead End Street"
(1966)
"Waterloo Sunset"
(1967)
"Autumn Almanac"
(1967)
The Kinks US singles chronology
"Mister Pleasant"
(1967)
"Waterloo Sunset"
(1967)
"Autumn Almanac"
(1967)
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The record reached number 2 on the British charts in mid 1967. It was a top 10 hit in Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe. "Waterloo Sunset" was also released as a single in North America but failed to chart there.