Friday, June 21, 2024

The Best Song of 2018 is 50 Years Old: The Kinks Release Previously Unheard Gorgeous “Time Song” from 1968


May I explain something to all of you youngsters and Grammy voters? The Kinks’ “Time Song” is a song. It’s written by one person, Ray Davies of the Kinks. Now it’s been released for the first time as part of the 50th anniversary of the Kinks’ “Village Green Preservation Society.” All you people who think you are songwriters because you lifted a “beat” please listen to this song. This should win the Grammy this year for Best New Song. Just lovely.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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