Ain't Nobody

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"Ain't Nobody"
Single by Rufus and Chaka Khan
from the album Stompin' at the Savoy
Released November 4, 1983
Format
Genre
Length 4:41
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Hawk Wolinski
Producer(s) Russ Titelman
Certification Gold
Rufus and Chaka Khan singles chronology
"Got to Be There"
(1983)
"Ain't Nobody"
(1983)
"I Feel for You"
(1984)

"Ain't Nobody" is a song recorded by the American band Rufus and Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983, as a bonus track for their live album Stompin' at the Savoy. "Ain't Nobody" quickly gathered popularity, and reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart, and number twenty-two on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1] It has become one of Khan's signature songs.

Rufus keyboardist David "Hawk" Wolinski wrote the song around a repeating synthesizer loop backed by a Linn LM-1 drum computer. However, drummer John J. R. Robinson played real drums for the recording session. The band did a democratic vote and they decided to include the song in their album repertoire. Once the song was recorded, Warner executives wanted to issue another song as the album's first single.[citation needed] Wolinski threatened to give the song to Michael Jackson and producer Quincy Jones for Thriller if the song was not the lead-off single. The label relented and "Ain't Nobody" was issued and hit number 1 on the R&B chart for the week ending October 15, 1983.[2]

The song was also included in the soundtrack of the movie Breakin'.[3]

Cover versions and remixes[edit]

George Michael covered the song in his 1991 "Cover To Cover" tour.[4]

In 1994, Jaki Graham recorded the song and released a single. It reached No. 44 in the UK and number 1 on US ’’Billboard’' Dance chart.[5] A year later Diana King recorded a cover single, reaching No. 95 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 4 on Billboard's Dance chart and No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart.

LL Cool J version[edit]

"Ain't Nobody"
Single by LL Cool J
from the album Beavis and Butt-head Do America Soundtrack
B-side "Come to Butt-head"
Released November 26, 1996
Format CD single
Genre
Length 4:37
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Rashad Smith
  • LL Cool J
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Loungin"
(1996)
"Ain't Nobody"
(1996)
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(1997)
Beavis and Butthead Do America Soundtrack track listing
"Love Rollercoaster"
(2)
"Ain't Nobody"
(3)
"Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls"
(4)

A commercially successful cover of "Ain't Nobody" was a version by rapper LL Cool J, who recorded an interpolation of the song for the soundtrack to the 1996 film Beavis and Butt-head Do America.

Charts

Released as the soundtrack's second single, this version reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.[7] In the US, the song peaked at No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 4 on the Hot Rap Singles Chart and No. 27 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The song was also a hit in the UK for Gwen Dickey and KWS (reaching No. 21) and The Course (No. 8).[citation needed]


Felix Jaehn version[edit]

"Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)"
Single by Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson
from the album Felix Jaehn
Released April 3, 2015
Format
Genre
Length 4:01
Label
Writer(s) David Wolinski
Producer(s) Felix Jaehn
Felix Jaehn singles chronology
"Dance with Me"
(2015)
"Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)"
(2015)
"Eagle Eyes"
(2015)
Jasmine Thompson singles chronology
"Sun Goes Down"
(2014)
"Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)"
(2015)
"Unfinished Sympathy"
(2015)
Music video
"Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)" on YouTube

In 2015, German music producer and DJ Felix Jaehn released a remix titled "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)" featuring vocals by British singer Jasmine Thompson.[8] It is the lead single for his eponymous 2016 debut EP Felix Jaehn. The remix was based on an original solo release by Thompson in 2013. That initial cover had peaked at number 32 on the UK Singles Chart. However, the Felix Jaehn remix became a far bigger international chart success, peaking at number two in the United Kingdom and reaching the top 10 in other European countries.[9] This song used in British version of TV series Galaxy World of Alisa, in episode The Chaos in Clock Shop.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)" (Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson) – 4:01
  2. "I Do" (Felix Jaehn featuring Poppy Haddigan) – 3:02

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  61. ^ "FELIX JAEHN | Auszeichnung für Felix Jaehn: Für den Riesen-Erfolg von "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me better)" gab es jetzt Platin" [FELIX JAEHN | Awards for Felix Jaehn: Outstaning sales success for "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me better)" going Platinum]. Universal Music Germany (in German) (Germany: Universal Music GmbH). October 14, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  62. ^ "British single certifications – Felix Jaehn feat. Jasmine Thompson – Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 26, 2015.  Enter Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Beetlebum" by Blur
UK Singles Chart number-one single
LL Cool J version

8 February 1997
(one week)
Succeeded by
"Discothèque" by U2