Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, July 7, 1966 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Despite the title, this is not a breezy, carefree summer song. The guy in the song is a moneyed elite whose mansion has been emptied by the tax man, who even took his yacht! All he has to enjoy himself is the sunny afternoon. The song was written by Kinks frontman Ray Davies, who was going through a very difficult time. The Kinks were in the midst of a sudden rise to stardom, but group tensions, lawsuits, an unrealistic workload and craven management made them miserable. Davies was also dealing with fatherhood, and left the band for a while.

Sunny Afternoon FAQs

Who sang Sunny Afternoon?

Sunny Afternoon was performed by The Kinks

What year did Sunny Afternoon get to the UK number 1 spot?

Sunny Afternoon first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, July 7, 1966

How long was Sunny Afternoon at number 1 in the UK?

Sunny Afternoon spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.