Top Of The Pops

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Noma Music, Inc. - BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

I've just come in at Number 25
I'm oh so happy, so glad to be alive
And everybody says it's going to get to the top
Life is so easy when your record's hot.
Go tell my mamma and my sister too
To press my trousers and polish my shoes
I might even end up a rock-and-roll god
It might turn into a steady job.
And my agent said to me: "Son, I always told you so."
Now my record's number 11 on the BBC
But number seven on the N.M.E.
Not the Melody Maker want to interview me
And ask my view on politics and theories on religion.
Now my record's up to number 3
And a woman recognized me and started to scream
This all seems like a crazy dream
I've been invited to a dinner with a prominent queen
And now I've got friends that I never knew I had before.
It's strange how people want you when you record's high
'Cos when it drops down they just pass you by
Now my agent just called me and said it me:
"Son your record's just got to Number One."

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (3:36), recorded Sep 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Nov, 1970 UK Pye NSPL 18359 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 2 Dec, 1970 USA Reprise RS 6423 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 1971 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2235 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8836 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 6 Sep, 1988 USA Reprise RS 6423-2 CD
The Kinks Sep 1991 EEC Music For Pleasure/EMI CD-MFP 5921/CDB 7 97481 2 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 509 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD320 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD063 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

live, stereo mix (4:30), recorded 3 Mar, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York
Everybody's In Show-Biz 25 Aug, 1972 USA RCA Victor VPS 6065 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz, Everybody's A Star 1 Sep, 1972 UK RCA Victor DPS 2035 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz 26 Jun, 1990 USA Rhino R2 70935 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 20 May, 2003 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2010 SACD (hybrid)

live, stereo mix, 20 sec. of applause edited out (4:08), recorded 3 Mar, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York
Everybody's In Show-Biz 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79720-2 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 7 Nov, 2006 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79816 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738353 CD

stereo mix, by Jeff Hart and the Ruins, recorded 1997
The Kover Kontroversy Jan 1997 USA - - Cassette


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