- Ain't No Other Man
Name = Ain't No Other Man
from Album = Back to Basics
Released = June 3, 2006
Format = CD,
Length = 3:48
Genre = Pop, soul,
Writer = Christina Aguilera, Charles Roane,
DJ Premier, Harold Beatty, Kara DioGuardi
Producer = DJ Premier, Charles Roane
Certification = 2xPlatinum (
Last single = "
Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"
This single = "Ain't No Other Man"
Next single = "Hurt"
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternative cover
Type = Single
Lower caption = Maxi cover
"Ain't No Other Man" is a Grammy Award winning song written by
Christina Aguilera, Charles Roane, DJ Premier, Harold Beatty, and Kara DioGuardifor Aguilera's third studio album "Back to Basics" (2006). The song was released as the album's lead singlein June 2006 (see 2006 in music). The song won a 2007 Grammy Awardfor Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. [Cite news |title= Grammy Winner Search |url=http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/Winners/Results.aspx?title=&winner=Christina%20Aguilera&year=0&genreID=0&hp=1 |publisher= " Grammy" |accessdate=2008-08-25]
Background and writing
"Ain't No Other Man" is a song composed in the key of
F minor. It is written in common timeand moves at a moderately fast tempo of 128 beats per minute. Most of the lines end in a sample of The Moon People's 1969 song "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut". The song also samples The Soul Seven's 1969 song "The Cissy's Thang". Aguilera's voice spans nearly two octavesin the song, from A♭3 to F5.
The song was released to the
iTunes Music Storeon June 3. The single was released over two weeks in the UK. CD1, featuring the Radio Edit and Instrumental was released on July 24, 2006. CD2, featuring the Album & A cappella versions, and two remixes of the track was released on July 31, 2006.
At the MTV Movie Awards Christina said following about the song:
In the song's
music video, Aguilera plays her alter ego Baby Jane. The video opens with Aguilera arriving to a club. Aguilera gets ready in the backstage area, and then comes up the stage performing along with the song. In between scenes, there are short vignettes that show Aguilera in gold and silver dresses, singing into a microphone, while photographers take pictures. The video opens and closes with clips from another "Back to Basics", entitled "I Got Trouble". The song is played as if it were on the radio with minor white noise.
The music video was directed by
Bryan Barber. Aguilera stated, "it intrigued me that this man, Bryan Barber, had been very locked into and had surrounded himself with this whole world of the '20s and '30s era," in response to Barber's film project, "Idlewild".Cite news |last=Vineyard | first=Jennifer |title= Christina Clip Got A Boost From Outkast, Role-Playing Dancers: VMAs Behind The Camera |url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1539161/08222006/aguilera_christina.jhtml|work= MTV News |publisher= MTV Networks |date= August 23, 2006|accessdate=2008-08-25] Aguilera planned the original choreography, based on black-and-white films, and performed it in her living room for Barner and choreographer Jeri Slaughter. ["Ain't No Other Man". " Making the Video". MTV. June 21, 2006.] Aguilera's character is named after a nickname that rapper Nellyhad given her, and her back-up dancers' characters were assigned by Slaughter. It was released exclusively to iTunes on June 20, 2006. It then premiered on MTV's " Making the Video" on June 21.
At the beginning and end of the video parts of "I Got Trouble", a song on the second disc of the album plays.
"Ain't No Other Man" debuted at number nineteen in the June 24, 2006 edition of "Billboard" Hot 100. It peaked at number six on its fourth week and dropped off the chart at number fifty-three, nineteen weeks after its debut. [http://acharts.us/song/10304 "Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man - Music Charts"] . αCharts.us. Retrieved August 25, 2007.] The single had similar success in the mainstream market, reaching the top ten on the
Top 40 Mainstream, Pop 100, and Pop 100 Airplaycharts. [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wxfixqtdldse~T31 "Back to Basics > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles"] . Allmusic. Retrieved August 26, 2007.] On the "Billboard" 2006 Hot 100 Year-End chart, "Ain't No Other Man" was ranked thirty-second. ["Billboard". Bronson, Fred. [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/yearend/2006/charts/hot100_2.jsp "2006 Hot 100 Year-End Chart"] . December 21, 2006. Retrieved December 26, 2006.] In February 2007, the Recording Industry Association of Americacertified "Ain't No Other Man" platinum for selling one million copies as a digital single. [Cite news |title= RIAA Gold & Platinum Certification |url=http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=2&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=Aguilera&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2007&sort=Artist&perPage=25 |publisher=" RIAA"| accessdate=2008-08-25]
UK Singles Chart, the single debuted at number eighteen and reached number two the next week, under Shakira's " Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean. [ [http://acharts.us/uk_singles_top_75/2006/31 "UK Singles Top 75 - Music Charts"] . αCharts.us. Retrieved August 25, 2007.] It exited the chart in October 2006 with a one-week reappearance in January 2007. It was somewhat less successful across Europe, reaching the top five in Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and Switzerlandand the top fifteen in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden.In Canada the song was certified 2x Platinum for 20.000 digital downloads. [Cite news |title= CRIA Certification Database |url=http://www.cria.ca/cert_db_search.php |publisher=" CRIA"| accessdate=2008-08-25]
"Ain't No Other Man" debuted at number six on the
ARIA Singles Chartfor two weeks and remained on the chart for sixteen weeks, with a one-week January 2007 re-appearance as it did in the UK. The single was listed at number thirty-four on the end of year chart, [Cite news |title= ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2006
ARIA"| accessdate=2008-08-25] and the Australian Recording Industry Associationcertified it gold. [Cite news |title= ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Singles |url=http://aria.com.au/pages/ARIACharts-Accreditations-2006Singles.htm |publisher="ARIA"| accessdate=2008-08-25] On the United World Chart, the song peaked at number two behind Justin Timberlake's " SexyBack" featuring Timbaland, [ [http://acharts.us/world_singles_top_40/2006/39 "World Singles Top 40 - Music Charts"] . αCharts.us. Retrieved August 25, 2007.] and it was on the chart for twenty-two weeks, during sixteen of which it stayed within the top ten.
OutKastmember Big Boiwas originally to record a verse for the song's remix. [Cite news |last=Moss| first=Corey |title= Christina's New Split-Personality Album Is Mature And 'Dirrty' |url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1529698/04272006/aguilera_christina.jhtml|work= MTV News |publisher= MTV Networks |date= April 28, 2006|accessdate=2008-08-25] Instead, a verse from Houston rapper Chamillionairewas used. About.comgave the remixes a five-star rating. [Cite news |last=McCalla | first=Isaac |title= Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man
url=http://dancemusic.about.com/od/reviews/fr/ChristinaAintNo.htm |publisher="About.com" |accessdate=2007-08-26]
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Ospina & Sullivan Radio Mix) 3:44
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Ospina & Sullivan Radio Mix - Vox Up) 3:44 - This is the version released on the main CD single.
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Ospina & Sullivan Mixshow) 5:16
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Ospina & Sullivan Club Mix) 7:11
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Ospina & Sullivan Dub Mix) 5:38
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Junior Vasquez Club Mix) 5:56
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Junior Vasquez Radio Mix) 3:57
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Jake Ridley remix) 6:00
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Shapeshifters mixshow mix) 5:24
* "Ain't No Other Man" (Remix) featuring Jay-Z, Ludacris and Chamillionaire 4:15
* "Ain't No Other Man" new remix sample featuring Lil'Jon 2:15
;American CD maxi single
# "Ain't No Other Man" (radio edit) – 3:49
# "Ain't No Other Man" (instrumental) – 3:57
# "Ain't No Other Man" (call out hook) – 0:10
;European basic CD maxi single
# "Ain't No Other Man" (album version) – 3:47
# "Ain't No Other Man" (instrumental) – 3:47
;European premium CD maxi single
# "Ain't No Other Man" (album version) – 3:47
# "Ain't No Other Man" (Jake Ridley remix) – 6:01
# "Ain't No Other Man" (Ospina & Sullivan remix) – 3:45
# "Ain't No Other Man" (a cappella) – 3:30
;European promo CD
# "Ain't No Other Man" (radio edit) - 3:49
* The song was covered by the swedish
singer Frida Sanden.
* The song was covered by rising star, Alyssa Reid.
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