Age Ain't Nothing but a Number (song)

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"Age Ain't Nothing but a Number"
Single by Aaliyah
from the album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
Released December 6, 1994 (U.S. CS)
December 20, 1994 (U.S. CD)
February 5, 1995 (UK CD)
Format CD single, maxi single, vinyl record, cassette single
Recorded 1993
Chicago Recording Company
(Chicago, Illinois)
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 4:13
Label Blackground/Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Aaliyah singles chronology
"At Your Best (You Are Love)"
(1994)
"Age Ain't Nothing but a Number"
(1994)
"Down with the Clique"
(1995)
Age Ain't Nothing but a Number track listing
"Back & Forth"
(3)
"Age Ain't Nothing but a Number"
(4)
"Down with the Clique"
(5)

"Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" is a song by American singer Aaliyah, written and produced by R. Kelly for her debut album of the same name (1994). Its lyrics tell the story of a girl wanting to date an older boy, saying that their ages don't matter.

It was released as the third single (and final single in the United States) from the album and became her first single in the U.S. to miss the top spot, peaking at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 32 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Millicent Shelton and filmed in Detroit, Michigan in November 1994 and released in early 1995. Mainly shot in black-and-white, it features cameo appearances by rappers Proof and Bizarre from D12 and Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number".

U.S./UK CD single

  1. "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" (LP version)
  2. "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" (LP version (no intro))
  3. "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" (instrumental)
  4. "I'm Down"
  5. "The Thing I Like"

U.S. promotional single

  1. LP version
  2. LP version (no intro)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994/1995) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 32
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 75
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 35
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aaliyah - Age Ain't Nothing But A Number". youtube.com. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Aaliyah". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aaliyah – Age Ain't Nothing But a Number Lyrics". rapgenius.com. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Age Aint Nothing But a Number". amazon.com. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number (4:11)". last.fm. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

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