Bon Jovi – This Ain’t A Love Song

Music video by Bon Jovi performing This Ain’t A Love Song. (C) 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
I should have seen it coming when roses died
Should have seen the end of summer in your eyes
I should have listened when you said good night
You really meant good bye
Baby, ain’t it funny how we never ever learn to fall
You’re really on your knees, when you think you’re standing tall
But only fools are “know-it-alls” and i played that fool for you

[Pre-Chorus]
I cried and I cried
There were nights that I died for you baby
I tried and I tried to deny your love drove me crazy, baby

[Chorus 1]
If the love that I’ve got for you is gone
And if the river I’ve cried ain’t that long
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong, this ain’t a love song

[Verse 2]
Baby, i thought you and me would stand the test of time
Like we got away with the perfect crime
But we were just a legend in my mind
I guess that I was blind
Remember those nights dancing at the masquerade
The clowns wore smiles that wouldn’t fade
But you and I were the renegades, some things never change
It made me so mad because I wanted it bad for us baby
And now it’s so sad that whatever we had ain’t worth saving

[Chorus 1]
If the love that I’ve got for you is gone
And if the river I’ve cried ain’t that long
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong, this ain’t a love song

[Chorus 2]
If the pain that I’m feeling so strong
Is the reason I’m holding on
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song

[Pre-Chorus]
I cried and I cried
There were nights that I died for you baby
I tried and I tried to deny your love drove me crazy, baby

[Chorus 1]
If the love that I’ve got for you is gone
And if the river I’ve cried ain’t that long
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong, this ain’t a love song

[Chorus 2]
If the pain that I’m feeling so strong
Is the reason I’m holding on
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song

[Outro]
Then I’m wrong, yeah I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song
Then, I’m wrong, yeah, I’m wrong – this ain’t a love song

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This Ain’t a Love Song” is the lead single from Bon Jovi’s 1995 album These Days. It reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on the Mainstream Top 40[1] and it reached #6 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.[2] 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 #16 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[3] Yuridia’s cover received was nominated at the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards for Latin Pop Airplay of the Year by a Female Artist.[4] Her cover also led to Jon Bon Jovi winning an ASCAP Latin Award in the Pop/Ballad field.[5]

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.[6]

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Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[9] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 11
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 8
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 1
France (SNEP)[13] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 3
Italy (FIMI)[16] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 25
Norway (VG-lista)[18] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 14
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 11
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[25] 22

Year-end charts

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[26] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[27] 70

 

 

 

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