This Ain't a Love Song

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"This Ain't a Love Song"
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Single by Bon Jovi
from the album These Days
Released May 30, 1995
Format CD single
Length 5:08
Label Mercury
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)

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
(1994)
"This Ain't a Love Song"
(1995)
"Something for the Pain"
(1995)
Audio sample
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 #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on the Mainstream Top 40[1] and it reached #6 on the UK 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.[2] 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 #16 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[3] Yuridia's cover received was nominated at the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards for Latin Pop Airplay of the Year by a Female Artist.[4] Her cover also led to Jon Bon Jovi winning an ASCAP Latin Award in the Pop/Ballad field.[5]

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.[6]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[26] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[27] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Bon Jovi - "This ain't a love song"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yuridia - Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Finalistas a los premios Latin Billboard". El Nuevo Heraldo (in Spanish). February 6, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "16th Annual Latin Music Awards". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. May 16, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Setlists; ‘This Ain’t a Love Song’ by Bon Jovi
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8537." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  12. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Top Digital Download. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  17. ^ "Charts.nz – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". VG-lista. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  23. ^ "Bon Jovi Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  24. ^ "Bon Jovi Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  25. ^ "Bon Jovi Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  26. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1995". RPM. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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