Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love

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"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
Single by Van Halen
from the album Van Halen
B-side "Feel Your Love Tonight"
Released October 1978[1]
Recorded 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 3:50
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Michael Anthony
David Lee Roth
Alex Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
Producer(s) Ted Templeman
Van Halen singles chronology
"Runnin' with the Devil
"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
"Dance the Night Away"

"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" is a song by Van Halen, from their 1978 eponymous debut album.

When Eddie Van Halen originally wrote the song a year before the album was released, he did not consider it good enough to show his bandmates.[citation needed]

This song is also one of the few David Lee Roth-era songs that onetime replacement Sammy Hagar was willing to sing in concert when he joined the band in the mid-80's.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

The song has been featured in a South Park episode, "Ginger Cow".[2]

Notable cover versions[edit]

  • In 1984, A shortened, chorus-free version of the song appears on the Minutemen album, "Double Nickels on the Dime".
  • In 2002, on Tim Hecker's album, My Love Is Rotten to the Core the first track, "Introducing Carl Cocks" is a digitally splayed manipulation mainly based on the main guitar riff.
  • In 2007, Die Hunns covered the song on their album Live Fast'.
  • In 2008, The German band Jazzkantine recorded a jazz version of the song for their album Hell's Kitchen.
  • In 2010, Polish female singer Doda uploaded her cover on YouTube and performed it live on the New Year's Eve 2010/11 concert in Warsaw. In May 2011 she released her second studio album, 7 pokus głównych (The 7 Temptations), where dance-pop cover of "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" written and produced by 5th Element was included as a bonus song.


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