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|
|B-side||"The Good Lord Knows"|
|The Four Tops singles chronology|
"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. It reached number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Cash Box Top 100, and became a Gold record.
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.
|Canadian RPM ||11|
|U.S. Adult Contemporary||14|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||4|
|U.S. Cashbox Top 100 ||1|
|U.S. R & B||2|
|U.S. Billboard ||60|
|U.S. Cash Box ||38|
Other cover versions
Additional covers 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".
- Lead and background vocals by Levi Stubbs, Lawrence Payton, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Abdul "Duke" Fakir
- Produced by Dennis Lambert