Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ten Songs With “Ain’t” In The Title


After yesterday’s One-Liner, I’m sure you knew this was coming…

Really, for a relatively harmless word that nevertheless seems to be the bane of teachers everywhere, “ain’t” is used in a lot of popular song titles. I gave you two yesterday, and here are ten more. Here we go!

It Ain’t Necessarily So – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – From the musical Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heywood

It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils – Music by Duke Ellington, lyrics by Irving Mills

Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got) – The Four Tops – Written by Dennis Lambert and Robert Potter

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations – Written by Norman Whitfield and Edward Holland Jr.

We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet – The Blues Magoos – Written by Michael Esposito, Robert Gilbert, Ralph Scala, and Emil Theilhelm

It Ain’t Me, Babe – The Turtles – Written by Bob Dylan

Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers – Written by Bill Withers

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Written by Ashford and Simpson

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies – Written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell

I just know some of you will have others, so why not share them in the comments? We could make this a regular feature. (Sometimes I think, “yeah, maybe this is a music blog after all.”)

That’s your Thursday Ten for September 17, 2015.

from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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