It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
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|"It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be"|
|Single by Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston|
|from the album Through The Storm|
|B-side||"If Ever A Love There Was"|
|Released||July, 1989 (US)
November 27, 1989 (UK)
|Genre||New jack swing, dance-pop|
4:49 (Single Edit)
|Writer(s)||Albert Hammond, Diane Warren|
|Producer(s)||Narada Michael Walden (album version)
Gene Griffin, Teddy Riley (remix version)
|Aretha Franklin chronology|
The original album version was produced by Narada Michael Walden and the "re-mix" version was produced by Teddy Riley. It was released as a single in June of that year. It peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it reached the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It also peaked at number 29 on the UK Singles Chart.
Allmusic editor William Ruhlmann panned "It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be," calling it "an embarrassing failure for both Franklin and the previously pop-perfect Whitney Houston."
- Album version 5:37
- Single Edit 4:49
- Single Remix/Teddy Riley Mix 4:02
- Extended Remix 6:12
- Hip Hop Remix 4:57
- House Radio Mix 5:05
- New Jack Swing Dub Mix 6:20
- After Hours Club Mix 7:35
- 1989 Vogue Dub Mix
|Canada (RPM 100 Singles)||43|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||40|
|U.K (UK Singles Chart)||29|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||41|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||5|
|U.S Black Singles||84|
- Through the Storm at All Music.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
-  Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Aretha & Whitney – It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Whitney Houston | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- "Billboard.BIZ". Billboard.BIZ. 1989-12-31. Retrieved 2012-07-12.