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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE KINKS – ‘COME DANCING’

December 10, 2018

Originally released as single in late 1982 before appearing on the ‘State Of Confusion’ album the following year, The Kinks’ ‘Come Dancing’ eventually became a UK hit upon its re-release in the summer of 1983.

One of Ray Davies’ more bittersweet songs, the number was based on the experiences of his older sister, Rene.

Helping the single makes its run up the charts is this memorable video. Directed by Julien Temple and shot at the Ilford Palais in Essex, this brilliant visual accompaniment enjoyed heavy MTV rotation and gave The Kinks their biggest US hit since 1965’s ‘Tired Of Waiting For You’.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE KINKS – ‘COME DANCING’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE KINKS – ‘COME DANCING’

Originally released as single in late 1982 before appearing on the ‘State Of Confusion’ album the following year, The Kinks’ ‘Come Dancing’ eventually became a UK hit upon its re-release in the summer of 1983.

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Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

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