Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)
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"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" is a song written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, released as a single by the Four Tops on the ABC/Dunhill record label, from the album Keeper of the Castle. It peaked at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 the weeks of April 7 and 14, 1973, number one on the Cash Box Top 100 the latter of those two weeks, and became a gold record.
|"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)"|
|Single by Four Tops|
|from the album Keeper of the Castle|
|B-side||"The Good Lord Knows"|
|Songwriter(s)||Dennis Lambert |
|Four Tops singles chronology|
The Four Tops' hit version was led by longtime singer Levi Stubbs, and included special co-lead spots by the other Tops, Lawrence Payton, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Abdul "Duke" Fakir, in that respective order during the chorus. The song explains the love a man feels for the woman with whom he is having a relationship.
It was their second single release on ABC after leaving Motown in 1972, and became their most successful post-Motown top 40 hit, reaching number four on the US Pop Singles chart. It was also another big success for the group on the US R&B Singles chart, where it peaked at number two.
|Canadian RPM ||11|
|U.S. Adult Contemporary||14|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||4|
|U.S. Cashbox Top 100 ||1|
|U.S. Billboard ||60|
|U.S. Cash Box ||38|
Other cover versionsEdit
Additional versions include Bloodfire Posse; Mel Brown; East Coast Band; The Friends of Distinction; Home T; Kashif; Louie; Johnny Mathis; and Melvin Sparks. The song was later reinterpreted by Jay-Z and Foxy Brown in their 1996 hit, "Ain't No Nigga".
- The Hot 100, Week of April 7, 1973 – Billboard. Retrieved December 26, 2020
- The Hot 100, Week of April 14, 1973 – Billboard. Retrieved December 26, 2020
- "Cash Box Top 100 4/14/73".
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
- "Top 100 Hits of 1973/Top 100 Songs of 1973". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
- "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1973". Retrieved 2016-06-25.