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"Lola" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by English rock band The Kinks. The song details a romantic encounter between a young man and a possible transvestite or transgender person he meets in a club in Soho, London, with the narrator describing his confusion towards a person named Lola who "walked like a woman and talked like a man".

Released in June 1970, in the UK on the 12th and in the USA on the 28th, the single was taken from the album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One and reached #2 in the UK charts[dead link] and #9 in the US. It was ranked 422nd on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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composer: Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks)
lyricist: Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks)
cover recordings: Lola by Madness
Lola by McFly feat. Busted
Lola by Jordan Minnesota
Lola by Mollies Revenge
Lola by Nicky Thomas
Lola by Don Fardon
Lola by CCS
Lola by Jacqui Naylor
Lola by Bad Manners
Lola by Andy Taylor
Lola by CUD
Lola by Tanit
Lola by The Raincoats
Lola by Robbie Williams
Lola (If You Ever Fall in Love) by Natural Born Hippies
medleys including instrumental recordings: Medley: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours / Lady D'Arbanville / Lola by Franz Lambert
recordings: Lola by The Kinks
Lola by The Kinks
Lola by The Kinks
Lola by The Kinks
Lola (“Coca-Cola” version) by The Kinks
Lola by Ray Davies feat. Paloma Faith
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Wikidata: Q2706015 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Lola (song) [info]
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later parody versions: Yoda