Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)

Album: Keeper of the Castle (1972)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who were producers at the ABC-Dunhill label where The Four Tops recorded from 1973-1978 after leaving Motown Records. Lambert and Potter were responsible for many of the label's hits, including Coven's "One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)" and Don't Pull Your Love (Out) by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. This song is similar to many Motown hits in that it's a well-crafted and soulful song about strong affection.
  • This was the biggest hit for The Four Tops after their departure from Motown.
  • In 1996, Jay-Z released an interpretation of this song with very questionable moral values called "Ain't No Nigga." His version features rapper Foxy Brown, who was 16 at the time.

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 17th 1973, the Four Tops performed "Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got" on the syndicated TV program 'Soul Train'...
    At the time the song at #46 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and seven weeks later on April 1st, 1973 it peaked at #4 {for 2 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #2 on Billboard's Soul Singles chart...
    Between 1964 and 1988 the quartet had forty-four Top 100 records; five made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "I Can't Help Myself" for 2 weeks in 1965 and "Reach Out I'll Be There" for 2 weeks in 1966...
    They just missed having seven Top 10 records when "Still Water (Love)" in 1970 and "When She Was My Girl" in 1981 both peaked at #11...
    On Billboard's R&B/Soul Singles chart they had three #1 and five #2 records.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhI love The Fifth Dimension. I love Friends of Distinction. I don't think they have the same sound. I wish Songfacts would put up some songs by F of D because their few hits songs totally rock and stand the test of time.
  • Clubber Lange from Ocean Gate, Nj"Ill Turn to Stone" is their best hit, it should be on here...
  • John from Nashville, TnThis song was first released as a single in 1972 by Friends of Distinction. This Fifth Dimension knockoff group had a few hit in the late 60s and early seventies ("Grazin' In The Grass", "Going In Circles" and "Love Or Let Me Be Lonely").
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlEven though this tune was a big hit for the Four Tops after leaving Motown, they also scored another top 10 hit with "Keeper of The Castle" in late 1972.
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