Ain't No Pleasing You

Album: Greatest Hits (1982)
Charted: 2
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  • Well I built my life around you, did what I thought was right
    But you never cared about me, now I've seen the light
    Oh darling, there ain't no pleasin' you

    You seemed to think that everything I ever did was wrong
    I should have known it, all along
    Oh darlin', there ain't no pleasin' you

    You only 'ad to say the word
    And you knew I'd do it
    You 'ad me where you wanted me
    But you went and blew it

    Now everything I ever done, was only done for you
    But now you can go and do, just what you wanna do
    I'm tellin' you

    'Coz I ain't gonna be made to look a fool no more
    You done it once too often, what do ya take me for?
    Oh darlin', there ain't no pleasin' you

    And you seemed to think that everything I ever did was wrong
    I should 'ave known it all along
    That darlin', there ain't no pleasin' you

    You only 'ad to say the word
    And you knew I'd do it
    You 'ad me where you wanted me
    But you went and blew it

    Now everything I ever done, was only done for you
    But now you can go and do, just what you wanna do
    I'm tellin' you

    'Coz I ain't gonna be made to look a fool no more
    You done it once too often, what do ya take me for?
    Oh darlin', there ain't no pleasin' you

    Now if you think I don't mean what I say, and I'm only bluffin?
    You got another thing comin', I'm tellin' you that for nothin?
    'Coz darlin' I'm leavin'
    That's what I'm gonna...do-oo-oo Writer/s: CHAS HODGES, DAVE PEACOCK
    Publisher: SEPTEMBER MUSIC CORP
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Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1982 {April 11th} "Ain't No Pleasing You" by Chas and Dave peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 75 Singles* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "My Camera Never Lies' by Buck's Fizz...
    "Ain't No Pleasing You" reached #3 on the Irish Singles chart...
    Between 1978 and 1991 the London-based duo had eighteen records on the U.K. Singles chart, four made the Top 10 with the above "Ain't No Pleasing You" being their biggest hit...
    Besides "Ain't No Pleasing You", their other three Top 10 records were "Rabbit" {#8 in 1980}, "Ossie's Dream" {#5 in 1981}, and "Snooker Loopy" {#6 in 1986}...
    Charles Nicholas 'Chas' Hodges passed away at the age of 74 on September 22nd, 2018, and David Victor Peacock will celebrate his 76th birthday next month on May 24th, 2021...
    May Chas R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the U.K. Top 75 Singles' Top 10 on April 11th, 1982:
    At #3. "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
    #4. "Seven Tears" by The Goombay Dance Band
    #5. "Give Me Back My Heart" by Dollar
    #6. "More Than This" by Roxy Music
    #7. "Ghosts" by Japan
    #8. "Just An Illusion" by Imagination
    #9. "Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag" by Pigbag
    #10. "Dear John" by Status Quo
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