This Ain't a Love Song

"This Ain’t a Love Song" is the lead single from Bon Jovi’s 1995 album These Days. 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. It reached number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number two on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, number six on the UK Singles Chart, and number one on the Finnish Singles Chart. The music video was shot at Wat Ratchaburana in Ayuthaya, Thailand; and directed by Andy Morahan.[1]

"This Ain't a Love Song"
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Single by Bon Jovi
from the album These Days
ReleasedMay 30, 1995
Length5:08
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
(1994)
"This Ain't a Love Song"
(1995)
"Something for the Pain"
(1995)
Audio sample
"This Ain't a Love Song"
Music video
"This Ain't a Love Song" on YouTube

Although a successful single, Bon Jovi has 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.[2] A Spanish version, "Como Yo Nadie Te Ha Amado" ("Nobody Has Loved You Like I Do"), was also recorded. However, the lyrics in the both versions differ from each other; the original version talks about a lost love, which is never recovered, while the Spanish version is a reflection on love, about how no one will love someone with the same passion that the narrator.

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Yuridia versionEdit

Mexican singer Yuridia covered the Spanish version, "Como Yo Nadie Te Ha Amado", on her second studio album Habla El Corazón which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[45] Yuridia's cover received was nominated at the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards for Latin Pop Airplay of the Year by a Female Artist.[46] Her cover also led to Jon Bon Jovi winning an ASCAP Latin Award in the Pop/Ballad field.[47]

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