Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" is a 1973 hit single written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, released as a single by the Four Tops on the ABC/Dunhill record label, from the album . Keeper of the Castle
The song was originally recorded by the singing trio of
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and released on their 1972 album, . Hallway Symphony
The Four Tops' hit version was led by longtime singer
Levi Stubbs, and included special co-lead spots by the other Tops, Lawrence Payton, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Abdul "Duke" Fakir, in that respective order during the song's chorus. The song explains the love a man feels for the woman he's in love with.
Their second single release on ABC after leaving
Motown in 1972, the song became their most successful post-Motown Top 40 hit, reaching number four on the US Pop Singles chart. It was also another big success for the group on the US R&B Singles chart, where it peaked at number two.
Additional cover versions include Bloodfire Posse; Mel Brown; East Coast Band;
The Friends of Distinction; Home T; Kashif; Louie; The Mamas & the Papas; Johnny Mathis; and Melvin Sparks.
The song was later reinterpreted by Jay-Z and Foxy Brown in their 1996 hit, " Ain't No Nigga".
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