This Ain't a Love Song

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"This Ain't a Love Song"
Bonjovi-thisaintalovesong1.jpg
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album These Days
ReleasedMay 30, 1995
FormatCD single
Length5:08
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
(1994)
"This Ain't a Love Song"
(1995)
"Something for the Pain"
(1995)
Audio sample
"This Ain't a Love Song"
Music video
"This Ain't a Love Song" on YouTube

This Ain’t a Love Song” is the lead single from Bon Jovi’s 1995 album These Days. It reached number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number two on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, number six on the UK Singles Chart, and number one on the Finnish Singles Chart. The song is an example of the strong rhythm and blues influence that Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora wanted the These Days album to have, and the final result by the Q is alternative rock according to the critics of the magazine. The official music video was shot at Wat Ratchaburana in Ayuthaya, Thailand; and directed by Andy Morahan.[1] A Spanish version, "Como Yo Nadie Te Ha Amado," was also recorded, however the Spanish version is different from the original because the lyrics are different and it talks about how nobody really love the two people that are in a relationship. Mexican singer Yuridia covered the Spanish version on her second studio album Habla El Corazón which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[2] Yuridia's cover received was nominated at the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards for Latin Pop Airplay of the Year by a Female Artist.[3] Her cover also led to Jon Bon Jovi winning an ASCAP Latin Award in the Pop/Ballad field.[4]

Although a successful single, Bon Jovi have performed “This Ain’t a Love Song” live only six times since the conclusion of the These Days Tour, with the song not performed even once between July 13, 1996 and June 19, 2008.[5]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 11
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 8
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[10] 2
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[11] 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 1
France (SNEP)[13] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 5
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[16] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[19] 25
Norway (VG-lista)[20] 8
Poland (LP3)[21] 9
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[22] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25] 6
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[26] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[27] 14
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[28] 22
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[29] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Australia (ARIA)[30] 67
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[31] 31
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[32] 56
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[33] 48
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[34] 13
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[35] 54
France (SNEP)[36] 34
Germany (Official German Charts)[37] 77
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[38] 53
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[39] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[40] 70

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Yuridia - Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Finalistas a los premios Latin Billboard". El Nuevo Heraldo (in Spanish). February 6, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "16th Annual Latin Music Awards". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. May 16, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
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  10. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8537." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2723." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
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  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – This Ain't a Love Song". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Indice per Interprete:" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 26, 1995" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved October 22, 2018.
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  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". VG-lista. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  21. ^ "Notowanie nr706" (in Polish). LP3. August 11, 1995. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
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  26. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
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  29. ^ "Bon Jovi Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
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  31. ^ "Jahreshitparade Singles 1995" (in German). Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  32. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1995" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  33. ^ "Rapports annuels 1995" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
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  35. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  36. ^ "Classement Singles - année 1995" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
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  39. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1995" (in German). Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  40. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved August 27, 2010.

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