Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)

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"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)"
Single by The Four Tops
from the album Keeper of the Castle
Released 1973
Recorded 1972
Genre Soul
Length 3:04
Label ABC/Dunhill
Writer(s) Dennis Lambert
Brian Potter
Producer(s) Dennis Lambert
The Four Tops singles chronology
"Keeper of the Castle"
(1972)
"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)"
(1973)
"Are You Man Enough?"
(1973)

"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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