Ain't That a Kick in the Head?
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"Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" is a hook-laden song that was written in 1960 with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was first recorded on May 10, 1960 by Dean Martin, with conducting by Nelson Riddle. Martin performed the song in Ocean's 11 in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet.
The song has been recorded by many performers, including Wolfgang Parker, Robbie Williams, David Slater, Dean Martin, Westlife, Ray Quinn, Hazell Dean and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. It also appeared in the soundtracks for films including Ocean's Thirteen, Goodfellas and A Bronx Tale, and was used as the soundtrack to a commercial for Budweiser, which was broadcast during Super Bowl XLI.
The song was also featured in the 2010 post-apocalyptic role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas.