#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.

The Lyrics:

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  1. Romantic but sad song that would be a good one to slow dance to. Good choice for the prompt.

  2. Always enjoyed this one. Oh, and...80s hair! 😊 Good share. 👍

    1. Thanks, Felicia! It was mid 90's, but John hadn't got the memo yet :)

  3. This was actually my first time hearing this song....it was released in what I call my "in-between years", where I really didn't listen to that kind of music that much. (I listened to them all through the 80s, and picked them back up in the mid-aughts when they'd gone country.) Do you ever participate in Monday's Music Moves Me over at Xmas Dolly's? It's a weekly thing I'm hoping to pick back up here soon, if I can ever get my blog up and rolling once more. How come you're waiting till April to do a BotB? Or did Stephen make it a quarterly thing? I've been gone too long.


    1. Oh Kim...

      So many questions! Well, lucky for you I have answers! :)

      I do the #4M every Monday, and I have a lot of fun with it. Battles are still twice a month (although I think one or two only do it once a month). I was just planning ahead for April for this one - which was a bit odd as when I wrote this, I still hadn't come up with a battle for Feb 1. Since then, I have come up with a battle for Feb 1 and a potential for Feb 15. April's battle came into my head as I am going to try to coordinate it with the April A-Z. Still trying decide what to do for that. I've got it narrowed down to 2 themes. I just need to stop being indecisive and pick one so I can get those posts written.

      You need to get back in the game, my friend!

    2. Oh, I definitely need back in the game. It just seems I'm immobile when I finally sit down to type a post. I may still try to throw myself into 4Ms at this late hour, and go around and visit everyone tomorrow after work.

      Glad you are still doing the battles. I didn't know if you were on hiatus, or if it had been rendered to an every several months thing. Thanks for clarifying!

      I've seen several bloggers participate, but never really looked into it, so I never really could tell exactly what it was. Maybe I ought to look into that, too. My creative stream seems to have run pretty dry.


  4. I really like this one Mary! Great pick 🙂


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