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.