Ray Davies’ Favorite American Songs

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Ray Davies’ of The Kinks always had a love affair with America and its music, something he explored in his 2012 memoir called “Americana,” and his new album of the same name. So we asked him to tell us about the American songs that have meant the most to him.  

Ray Davies' Favorite American Songs 

Music Playlist

  1. Cadillac

    Artist: Bo Diddley
    Album: Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger
    Label: Chess/Geffen/MCA
  2. Victoria

    Artist: The Kinks
    Album: Classics: The Best of The Kinks
    Label: Sanctuary Records
  3. Poetry

    Artist: Ray Davies
    Album: Americana
    Label: Legacy Recordings
  4. Sweet Little Sixteen

    Artist: Chuck Berry
    Album: Sweet Little Sixteen
    Label: Mocking Bird
  5. Low Budget

    Artist: The Kinks
    Album: Low Budget
    Label: Legacy Recordings
  6. Cissy Strut

    Artist: The Meters
    Album: Cissy Strut
    Label: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group
  7. Hanging on the Telephone

    Artist: Blondie
    Album: The Platinum Collection
    Label: Capitol Records