Who Sang UK Jive? The Kinks

The Kinks UK Jive cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1989-10-2
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock
length: 3:52
Another Saturday night and everybody gets together
The pubs are turning out and all the streets are alive
But the people want to party so they come back to our house
Everybody gonna do the U.K Jive

Dad's got a crate of beer and it's an open invitation
He's ever-so elated and so are his mates.
Everybody's welcome to bring all their dates home
To syncopate and celebrate the U.K. Jive.

Swing your partner to the left, swing he back to the right.
Don't stand in the middle and act cool all night.
Everybody act a fool, jump around, lose your mind
Celebrate and typify the sign of the times.

Do that U.K. Jive
Do that U.K. Jive
U.K. O.K. U.K. O.K. gimme that U.K. Jive

You gotta swing to the left, then back to the right
You gotta learn to swing both ways.
When you're jiving in the U.K. O.K. U.K.
Mum's all annoyed dad forgot the inflation

He blew all his wages by half past nine.
Now he's bought a gramophone on the never never
And the tally man's gotta have his money on time
But the kids are jumping round

And they're wearing out their leather
Driving all the neighbours out of their minds
Make a noise with boys and girls of the nation
That's the explanation of the U.K. Jive.

Blow in my ear, I like the way you do that.
And that's what I want to hear.
Is that a fact?
Are you jiving me?

Oh, you bad ***** cat
You'll make papa mad.

Do that U.K. Jive
Do that U.K. Jive
U.K O.K. U.K. O.K.
Do that U.K. Jive

CD 1
  • 1 Aggravation
  • 2 How Do I Get Close
  • 3 UK Jive
  • 4 Now and Then
  • 5 What Are We Doing
  • 6 Entertainment
  • 7 War Is Over
  • 8 Down All the Days (Till 1992)
  • 9 Loony Balloon
  • 10 Dear Margaret
  • 11 Bright Lights
  • 12 Perfect Strangers

  • Album Information
    label: London Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin