This Ain't a Love Song (Scouting for Girls song)

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"This Ain't a Love Song"
This Ain't a Love Song SFG.jpg
Single by Scouting for Girls
from the album Everybody Wants to Be on TV
B-side Got to Keep Smiling
Released 28 March 2010 (Digital)
29 March 2010 (CD single)
Format CD single
Recorded Heliocentric Studios, 2009
Genre Indie pop, pop rock
Length 3:30 (Album Version)
3:08 (Radio Edit)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Roy Stride
Producer(s) Andy Green
Scouting for Girls singles chronology
"Keep On Walking"
"This Ain't a Love Song"

"This Ain't a Love Song" is a song by the British band Scouting for Girls. It is the first track and single from their second studio album, Everybody Wants to Be on TV. The song premiered on the Scott Mills BBC Radio 1 show on 15 January 2010.[1] The artwork was released on the band's website on 8 February[2] and the video premiered on the band's website on 18 February.[3] The song was released for digital download on 28 March 2010, with a CD release the following day, on 29 March 2010.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Ain't a Love Song"
  2. "Got to Keep Smiling"


The video for "This Ain't a Love Song" was filmed at London City Airport. The idea for the video came from lead singer, Roy Stride. The idea was to show everyday things such as saying hello and waving goodbye to loved ones on travels.[4] These shots included a girl waiting for her flight crew mother, and an old couple.[4] The video also involved several night shots.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"This Ain't a Love Song" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 4 April 2010 - for the week ending dated 10 April 2010 - marking the band's most successful single to date, and their first number-one single. The single remained at the top position for two consecutive weeks before falling to number two in favour of Usher and's'"OMG". After spending five weeks within the top 10, the single fell to number 11. "This Ain't a Love Song" spent a total of ten weeks within the top 40 and 22 weeks within the Top 100.

In the Republic of Ireland, "This Ain't a Love Song" debuted in the Irish Singles Chart at number 34, later climbing to number four, marking the band's only top five hit there.

The single debuted on the Australian Singles Chart on 24 May 2010 at number 36, peaking at number 19.


Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Telephone" by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
UK Singles Chart number-one single
4 April 2010 –17 April 2010
Succeeded by
"OMG" by Usher featuring


Performance credits
Technical credits

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "First play of our new single 'This Ain't A Love Song'". 14 January. Retrieved 25 January 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "'This Ain't A Love Song' on Radio 1". 8 January 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "This Aint A Love Song - Official Video - Watch it Now!!!". 18 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Scouting for Girls take flight". 2 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  5. ^ " – Scouting For Girls – This Ain't A Love Song". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ " – Scouting For Girls – This Ain't A Love Song" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ " – Scouting For Girls – This Ain't A Love Song" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ " – Scouting For Girls Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 15, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 22, 2010" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  12. ^ " – Scouting For Girls – This Ain't A Love Song". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "April 2010/ Archive Chart: 10 April 2010" UK Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  15. ^
  16. ^ "End Of Year Charts: 2010" (PDF). ChartPlus. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

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