The Kinks
You Really Got Me





Release Year: 1964

Rankings: All-Time #27 / 1960s #13 / 1964 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1-1001
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Boom 99.7 (USA) - The Top 499 Songs of All Time (2016) 391
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 13
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 597
Gary Pig Gold (Canada) - The 40 Most Influental Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Nathan Brackett (USA) - Legendary Rock Songs (2011) No Order
Paste Magazine (USA) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1960s (2016) 22
Paul Williams (USA) - Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1993) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Songs of the 60s (2006) 88
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 306
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 15
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 82
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 80
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 901-1000
Tim Morse (USA) - The Stories Behind the Greatest Songs of All Time (1998) No Order
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 93
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Classic Rock Songs (2013) 59
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 28
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 47
BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music (2014) No Order
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983) No Order
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 85
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
Kerrang (UK) - 666 Songs You Must Own: The Ultimate Playlist (2004) 21
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 30
Mojo (UK) - The Ultimate Jukebox: 100 Singles You Must Own (2003) 16
NME (UK) - 40 Records That Captured the Moment 1952-91 (1992) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 67
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1960s (2012) 21
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 219
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (1976) 32
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 61
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 75
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 210 Greatest Pop Singles of All Time (2003) No Order
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, 100 Essential Singles (2001) No Order
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 15
Q (UK) - 50 Greatest British Tracks (2005) 19
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 50 Most Exciting Tunes Ever (2002) 41
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Singles from 1954-1969 (2004) 12
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1986) 96
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Vox (UK) - 100 Records That Shook the World (1991) No Order
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010) No Order
Zig Zag (UK) - Gillett & Frith's Hot 100 Singles (1975) No Order
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 30
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
Musikexpress (Germany) - Die 75 Einflussreichsten Platten Aller Zeiten [The 75 Most Influential Records of All Time] (2012) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 446
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 63
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du rock [Top 100 Rock Songs] (2013) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 18
Rolling Stone (France) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 61
Zicabloc (France) - Top 100 Meillures Chansons de Tous le Temps [Top 100 Songs of All Time] (2015) 42
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Hipersonica (Spain) - Las 101 mejores canciones de rock de los años 50 y 60 [The 101 Best Rock Songs of the '50s and '60s] (2014) 61
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 90
Rocks Musiczine (Spain) - The 100 Best Rock Songs in History (1995) 7
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Blow Up (Italy) - 100 Songs to Remember (2006) 10
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Roadie Crew (Brazil) - 200 verdadeiros hinos do heavy metal & classic rock que você tem que ouvir antes de morrer [200 Real Hymns of Heavy Metal and Classic Rock You Must Hear No Order