Lola

~ Song

Wikipedia

"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 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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Relationships

composer: Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks)
lyricist: Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks)
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/23172 [info]
Songfacts: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1158 [info]
Wikidata: Q2706015 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Lola (song) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/The_Kinks:Lola [info]
later parody versions: Yoda

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist
performance
Lola The Kinks
Lola Ray Davies feat. Paloma Faith
Lola cover Robbie Williams
Lola cover McFly feat. Busted
Lola cover Madness
Lola (“Coca-Cola” version) The Kinks
Lola The Kinks
Lola cover The Raincoats
Lola cover Tanit
Lola cover CUD
Lola cover Andy Taylor
Lola cover Bad Manners
Lola cover Jacqui Naylor
Lola cover CCS
Lola cover Don Fardon
Lola cover Nicky Thomas
Lola cover Mollies Revenge
Lola The Kinks
Lola instrumental The Kinks
Lola cover Jordan Minnesota
Lola The Kinks
Lola (If You Ever Fall in Love) cover Natural Born Hippies
Medley: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours / Lady D'Arbanville / Lola instrumental, medley Franz Lambert