The Kinks
Kinks 1970 Lola 45
Girls will be boys
And boys will be girls
It`s a mixed up, muddled up
Shook up world except for Lola
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970
  • peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles chart in 1970
  • from The Kinks eighth studio album, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (1970)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • the song is about a romantic encounter between a young man and a transvestite
  • to enable airplay on BBC Radio and their policy against product placement the original lyrics had to be changed from "Coca-Cola" to the generic "cherry cola"
  • written by Ray Davies
  • produced by Ray Davies
  • recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
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