“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 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. 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 loves 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.Yuridia’s cover received was nominated for the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards for Latin Pop Airplay of the Year by a Female Artist. Her cover also led to Jon Bon Jovi winning an ASCAP Latin Award in the Pop/Ballad field.
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.
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