Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love

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"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love.jpg
Single by Van Halen
from the album Van Halen
B-side "Feel Your Love Tonight"
Released October 25, 1978[1]
Recorded 1977; Sunset Sound Recorders
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 3:50
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Ted Templeman
Van Halen singles chronology
"Runnin' with the Devil"
(1978)
"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
(1978)
"Dance the Night Away"
(1979)
"Runnin' with the Devil"
(1978)
"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
(1978)
"Dance the Night Away"
(1979)

"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" is a song by American rock band Van Halen from their 1978 debut album, Van Halen. When Eddie Van Halen wrote the song, he did not consider it good enough to show his bandmates until a year later.[2] He said it was supposed to be a punk rock parody, "a stupid thing to us, just two chords. It didn’t end up sounding punk, but that was the intention." The guitar solo was doubled in overdubs with an electric sitar.[3]

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-'80s.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The song has been featured in the South Park episode "Ginger Cow"[4] and The Sopranos episode "Fortunate Son" and the Freaks and Geeks episode "Beers and Weirs".

The song was formerly used by the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers as their "goal song",[5] played after every Flyers' goal in the late 1990s.

The song has appeared as a playable track in music game Guitar Hero Van Halen and as downloadable content for Rock Band 4.

Personnel[edit]

Track listing and formats[edit]

US/Canada 7" single
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" 3:50
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Feel Your Love Tonight" 3:40
US promo single
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" (mono) 3:50
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" (stereo) 3:50
Japan single
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" 3:50
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Runnin' with the Devil" 3:32

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