Ain't It Fun (The Dead Boys song)

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"Ain't It Fun"
Song by The Dead Boys
from the album We Have Come for Your Children
Released June 1978
Genre Punk rock
Length 4:33
Label Sire
Songwriter(s) Peter Laughner
Gene O'Connor
Producer(s) Felix Pappalardi
"Ain't It Fun"
Ain't It Fun by Guns N' Roses.jpg
Single by Guns N' Roses
from the album "The Spaghetti Incident?"
B-side "Down On The Farm"
Released November 20, 1993
Format CD single
Recorded 1993
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:55
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Peter Laughner
Gene O'Connor
Producer(s) Mike Clink and Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses singles chronology
"Civil War"
(1993)
"Ain't It Fun"
(1993)
"Estranged"
(1994)
"Civil War"
(1993)
"Ain't It Fun"
(1993)
"Estranged"
(1994)

"Ain't It Fun" is a song written by Peter Laughner and Gene O'Connor (known as Cheetah Chrome) and performed by their protopunk band Rocket from the Tombs. The song was first released by O'Connor's later group, The Dead Boys, on their 1978 second studio album We Have Come for Your Children.[1]

Covers[edit]

The song was later covered by the American rock band Guns N' Roses for their 1993 cover album "The Spaghetti Incident?". It was also released as a single and was included on the Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits compilation in 2004. Michael Monroe from Hanoi Rocks featured in the song on vocals. When Rocket from the Tombs reunited in 2003, they recorded the song and released it on their debut album, Rocket Redux. Rollins Band also covered the song for their album A Nicer Shade of Red. The Lords of Altamont covered the song on their 2011 album Midnight to 666.

Guns N' Roses' charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 26
Finland (The Official Finnish Charts)[3] 15
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 34
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 36
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 9
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[12] 8

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tricia Weight "Who says Dead Boys tell no tales? Cheetah Chrome talks punk history" (interview of Cheetah Chrome)
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Guns N' Roses – Ain't it Fun" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Pennanen, Timo. Sisältää hitin: levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972. Otava Publishing Company Ltd, 2003. ISBN 951-1-21053-X
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Guns N' Roses – Ain't it Fun". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Guns N' Roses". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Guns N' Roses – Ain't it Fun" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Guns N' Roses – Ain't it Fun". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Guns N' Roses – Ain't it Fun". VG-lista. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Guns N' Roses – Ain't it Fun". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Guns N' Roses – Ain't it Fun". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Guns N' Roses: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Guns N' Roses – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Guns N' Roses. Retrieved March 25, 2017.

Sources[edit]

  • Cheetah Chrome and Legs McNeil, (2010). Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy's Tale: From the Front Lines of Punk Rock (Voyageur Press; First edition). ISBN 978-0-7603-3773-8.