Kinks, The - Around The Dial Lyrics



Radios of the world are tuning in tonight,
Are you on the dial, are you tuned in right?
One of our D.J.'s is missing.
Are you listening?
Are you listening to me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me clearly?
Around the dial.

I've been around the dial so many times,
But you're not there.
Somebody tells me that you've been taken off the air.
Well, you were my favorite D.J.,
Since I can't remember when.
You always played the best records,
You never followed any trend.
F.M., A.M. where are you?
You gotta be out there somewhere on the dial.
On the dial.

(Are you ready) We're going 'round the dial,
(Are you listening) Around the dial,
(Are you tuned in) Around the dial,
(Are you searchin') Around the dial.
F.M., A.M. where are you?
You gotta be out there somewhere on the dial.
On the dial.

Where did you go Mr. D.J.?
Did they take you off the air?
Was it something that you said to the corporation guys upstairs?
It wasn't the pressure,
You never sounded down.
It couldn't be the ratings,
You had the best in town.
Somehow I'm gonna find ya, track you down.
Gonna keep on searchin',
Around and around and 'round and 'round...

(They're searchin') Around the dial,
(They're listenin') Around the dial,
(Poor station) The best in town,
(Poor D.J.) Who never let us down.
While the critics kept on knocking you,
You just kept on rocking around the dial.
Around the dial.

I've been searchin' for you on my radio.
This time your station really must have gone underground
Somebody said you had a minor nervous breakdown.
Was it something that you heard,
Or something that you saw,
That made you lose your mind,
Did you lose control.
Did you step out of line?
If you're there, give us a sign.

I can't believe that you've been taken off the air.
Think I'll sell my radio now that you're not there.
You never gave in to fashion,
You never followed any trends,
All the record bums tried to hack you up,
But you were honest to the end.
Gonna keep my radio on,
'Till I know just what went wrong.
The answers out there somewhere on the dial.
On the dial.

Can you hear me (around the dial)
Are you listenin' (around the dial)
Are you out there (around the dial)
Can you hear me?
Around the dial.





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Kinks, The Around The Dial Comments
  1. Meterman

    Loved this song wore it out when it came out. Ray Davies is genius!!

  2. JENNY COOPER

    the kinks go ramones i 2 3 4

  3. Seamus Jones

    Thinking Mans Rock n Roll...1981 spinning this with big grin!. Long Live the Kinks!

  4. Robert Vegas

    Great band. They had a string of albums back to back to back in the early 80s. To his album is definitely underrated.

  5. Float Gmail

    RIP: KFOG, 104.5 San Francisco - See ya, Around The Dial.

  6. Swankdaddy

    I know people don't know. You do ... I do ... Kinks definitely.

  7. Swankdaddy

    Born '69. Missed most of the Kinks. Cought this one. Still want to hear it!

  8. Richard Haroutunian

    Simply not enough credit to the Kinks

  9. Swankdaddy

    Heard this in 82 ish ... forgot about it for about 30 years ... realized (kind of always knew) it was bad ass ... tried to find it ... didn't know who it was ... the melody and something about a radio and a DJ ... waited for the internet ... and then waited for Google ... and then waited for YouTube ... .... and still couldn't find!! Killing me. Felt like Al Bundy 'Go with him...' episode.

    Holy cow ... found it!

    Swankdaddy

    So ... after listening to the lyrics ... it seems kind of ironic that I was looking for something I couldn't find.

  10. pumkinbreath

    High octane

  11. Edgar Martinez

    Genial...

  12. YandTIII

    BRILLIANT Album!

  13. James Kendall

    Yeah I found my deejay on the dial!

  14. andrew james Bunting

    Lyrics
    Radios of the world are tuning in tonight,
    Are you on the dial, are you tuned in right?
    One of our D.J.'s is missing.
    Are you listening?
    Are you listening to me?
    Can you hear me?
    Can you hear me clearly?
    Around the dial.

    I've been around the dial so many times,
    But you're not there.
    Somebody tells me that you've been taken off the air.
    Well, you were my favorite D.J.,
    Since I can't remember when.
    You always played the best records,
    You never followed any trend.
    F.M., A.M. where are you?
    You gotta be out there somewhere on the dial.
    On the dial.

    (Are you ready) We're going 'round the dial,
    (Are you listening) Around the dial,
    (Are you tuned in) Around the dial,
    (Are you searchin') Around the dial.
    F.M., A.M. where are you?
    You gotta be out there somewhere on the dial.
    On the dial.

    Where did you go Mr. D.J.?
    Did they take you off the air?
    Was it something that you said to the corporation guys upstairs?
    It wasn't the pressure,
    You never sounded down.
    It couldn't be the ratings,
    You had the best in town.
    Somehow I'm gonna find ya, track you down.
    Gonna keep on searchin',
    Around and around and 'round and 'round...

    (They're searchin') Around the dial,
    (They're listenin') Around the dial,
    (Poor station) The best in town,
    (Poor D.J.) Who never let us down.
    While the critics kept on knocking you,
    You just kept on rocking around the dial.
    Around the dial.

    I've been searchin' for you on my radio.
    This time your station really must have gone underground
    Somebody said you had a minor nervous breakdown.
    Was it something that you heard,
    Or something that you saw,
    That made you lose your mind,
    Did you lose control.
    Did you step out of line?
    If you're there, give us a sign.

    I can't believe that you've been taken off the air.
    Think I'll sell my radio now that you're not there.
    You never gave in to fashion,
    You never followed any trends,
    All the record bums tried to hack you up,
    But you were honest to the end.
    Gonna keep my radio on,
    'Till I know just what went wrong.
    The answers out there somewhere on the dial.
    On the dial.

    Can you hear me (around the dial)
    Are you listenin' (around the dial)
    Are you out there (around the dial)
    Can you hear me?
    Around the dial.

  15. jimmyromano249

    This is the place. You found it. This is it.

  16. Michael V

    Devastating tune, pure, splendid Kinks.

  17. robert connick

    yuppp --rob
    💀.

  18. Colb Kam

    I wish I was kickin in 81

  19. Gary Rhone

    And a kid says today, what’s a dj

  20. Joe Pistorio

    In 1983, on radio station WVOF, The Voice of Fairfield" University, if I was spinning vinyl, you would invariably hear this song. The best song of 1981. Very prophetic in the world of homogeneous drivel of Auto DJ's.

  21. Mike Mealey

    Still out here🎶🎶👍first band i everseen'77

  22. Patricia Scully

    Great !!!!! 😎

  23. Tim F

    You can go around the dial nowadays and then throw up. God save the Kinks! 61 years strong. I lived in the golden age.

  24. musicmamma

    One of the best songs from a extremely underrated band. Love the Kinks!!

  25. Dean Giering

    One of my favorites by the Kinks.

  26. Lanny Dante

    The Kinks have hundreds of songs like this one (which is awesome) that SHOULD HAVE BEEN HITS - but somehow they didn't get airplay and never will - bummer.

    jimmyromano249

    They were banned from performing in the US for 10 years or so.

    Duane Healing

    This song and Destroyer both got played quite a bit at the time on KZAP in Sacramento.

    Evan Alston

    That's why they're so refreshing

    Michael Auger

    @Michael V Nailed - heard this in Maine lots growing up on WBLM!

    Stephen C

    Michael V just curious why do you think the kinks were bigger in new England? I’m from MA and love the kinks

  27. Dan Dunning

    Jim Ladd.

    robert connick

    Dan Dunning Jim lad k.l.os.miss him,

  28. Silvie Rivera

    Ray is GENIUS!!! <3

    stevenhs8821

    Wasn't he Governor of California? ;)

  29. Sean Nimick

    This was what I consider my first concert. It was amazing, back in 1987

  30. Vivek Wally

    Stay thirsty!

  31. Michael Platter

    The Kinks are the Kings

  32. dave brooks

    my fave Kinks song. \m/

    Bill Beliakoff

    My favorite is which ever one I just heard.

  33. Kevin Rodriguez

    This is Rock n Roll Radio with the Ramones, stay tuned for more rock and roll
    OOPS WRONG SONG

    robert connick

    I. was 17 in. the Amy when this song came out. I. was. never. the same again never. will be ,

  34. rwe 1012

    Memories.....early teens.....great album

  35. snowbelle74

    I like how he says "one of our DJs is missing"

  36. Chuck Williams

    This song just fuckin rocks.

  37. Lee Scott

    One of the greatest band ever period.

  38. Hendrick Yee

    I was a teen in 1981. Today I still get a kick out of listening this tune on my cellphone .

  39. jakob duarte

    better things brought me here!

  40. Ranseler

    THE album (cassette) of my junior year in high school.

    Michael V

    yeah man, dis one be dated

  41. Evil Avocado

    Such an under rated band.

    stevenhs8821

    Not underrated when I was a kid. They had huge radio play in the US in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Maybe forgotten now.

  42. anotherkat4u

    I don't always listen to the kinks...but when I do...so do my neighbors​, stay thirsty my friends​
    ,,,,=^..^=,,,,

    ezrhino100

    si senor. los kinkos. the greatest english marachi rock band of all time. stay thisty...

    Mitchell Longshank

    i agree..don't listen often but when you do CRANK IT!!!

    Mitchell Longshank

    Prefer older kinks when they had excellent insight to modern society

  43. Rwilli2355

    Inspiration = Kinks.........~

  44. 12345IMALIVE 54321YOURDONE

    my favorite album

  45. MrYfz45005

    Seen these guys in NJ @ Brendan Burn Arena doing this tour, Tickets were 10.00 .... Man I miss those days !!.

  46. Joe Martenelli

    Fucking great song!! I love the Kinks!! Also check out "Give The People What They Want".

  47. Paul C Lalchungnunga

    Great band - nice music

  48. Mark Lilley

    When I first heard this I drove around my little town in my crappy car over and over
    and it helped break me outta my shell!!! Love it very underrated, absolutely, not sure why

    Robert Vegas

    I totally agree.

  49. martin radcliffe

    Always loved this song. Great album too- played it to death when it came out xxx