#SongLyricSunday : This Ain't A Love Song
Time again for Song Lyric Sunday!
The Idea was formed by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time. Helen has been ill for quite some time, so Jim at A Unique Title For Me has stepped up as Guest Host for this fun weekly post. A Hearty Thank You goes to Jim for posting the themes for the month, as it seems my schedule is just crazy lately.
This week our word prompt is “No”. There are a gazillion songs with the word “No” in theme. (Seriously, I counted!) But I thought I would stray just a tiny fraction from the theme - meaning it’s close, but not right on the money. Plus, I think going a slightly different route makes it so that my song choice is a little more unique.
I originally had a specific song in mind to use, but while I was doing my research, I realized it would make a great (good?) (okay… decent) battle. So, I’ve set that song aside for my battle of the bands post on April 1st (no foolin!)
I dug around and managed to come up with another song for you today.
Bloggerpedia™ tells us this about the song:
“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, and number six 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. 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. Yuridia's cover received was nominated at the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards for Latin Pop Airplay of the Year by a Female Artist. Her cover also led to Jon Bon Jovi winning an ASCAP Latin Award in the Pop/Ballad field.
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.
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