Who Sang Nine to Five? The Kinks

The Kinks Soap Opera cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
release date: 1975-4-25
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock
length: 1:48
producer: Ray Davies
engineer: Roger Beale
arranger: Ray Davies
composer: Ray Davies
lyricist: Ray Davies
The star is in Norman's office. his day
Of sweat and toil has begun.

Nine to five
Answering phones and dictating letters
Making decisions that affect no one.
Stuck in the office from nine until five
Life is so incredibly dull,
Working from nine to five.

Oh nine to five, nine to five,
Working from nine to five.

And time goes by
The hours tick away.
First seconds,
Then minutes,
Then hours into days.
Each day,
Each week,
Seems just like any other.
All work,
No play,
It's just another day.

He's caught in a mass of computerised trivia,
Deciphering data for mechanical minds.
He's lost in the paperwork and up to his eyes,
He's checking a list that's been checked out before
And he's starting to lose his mind.

[Repeat: x 2]
Oh nine to five, nine to five,
Working from nine to five.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Everybody’s a Star (Starmaker)
  • 2 Ordinary People
  • 3 Rush Hour Blues
  • 4 Nine to Five
  • 5 When Work Is Over
  • 6 Have Another Drink
  • 7 Underneath the Neon Sign
  • 8 Holiday Romance
  • 9 You Make It All Worthwhile
  • 10 Ducks on the Wall
  • 11 (A) Face in the Crowd
  • 12 You Can’t Stop the Music