This Ain't a Love Song

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For the song by Scouting for Girls, see This Ain't a Love Song (Scouting for Girls song).
"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
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
Producer(s) Peter Collins, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
(1994)
"This Ain't a Love Song"
(1995)
"Something for the Pain"
(1995)
Music sample

"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 debut album La Voz de un Ángel which peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[3] Yuridia's cover led to Jon Bon Jovi winning an ASCAP Latin Award in the Pop/Ballad field.[4]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

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

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1995) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[24] 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. ^ "16th Annual Latin Music Awards". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. May 16, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8537." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  10. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Top Digital Download. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". VG-lista. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-06-04". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bon Jovi – This Ain't a Love Song". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-06-17" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  21. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  22. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  23. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  24. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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