Who Sang You Can't Stop the Music? The Kinks

The Kinks Soap Opera cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ian Stevenson Crichton, James Dickson Crichton, Michael Anthony Sadler, James Gerad Gilmour
release date: 1975-4-25
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:12
producer: Ray Davies
engineer: Roger Beale
arranger: Ray Davies
And so Norman decides to stop living
Out his fantasy of being a rock star and
Accept reality. This is the end for
Norman but not for us because there

Will always be someone ready to take
His place -- after all, euerybody's a
Star!
You Can't Stop The Music

Let's all raise a glass
To the rock stars of the past,

Those that made it,
Those that faded,
Those that never even made the grade,
Those that we thought would never last.

Singers come and go,
And stars fade away.
They vanish in the haze
And they're never seen again,

But the music just keeps playing on.
They can't stop the music,
They can't stop the music,
They can't stop the music playing on.

I've been half a million places,
I've seen half a million people who stare,
I've been a star and down and out,
I've been put on, sat on, punched and spat on,

They've called me a ******, a spiv and a fake,
They can knock me down and tread on my face,
They can't stop the music playing on.
Let's all raise a glass

To the rock stars of the past,
Those that made it,
Those that faded,
Those that never even made the grade,

Those that we thought would never last.
Singers come and go,
And stars fade away.
They vanish in the haze

And they're never seen again,
But they can't stop the music playing on.



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin