Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (1971)

  1. #1
    Guest

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 15:48

    Video

    Never previously a chart hit in the UK - but #40 in this week's chart.

    Can anyone tell me why this is back in the UK Top 40?

  2. #2
    LostAvenger's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    10 Jan 2004
    Location
    Long Island City/Queensbridge, New York
    Posts
    26,273
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 15:54

    Somebody on Britain's Got Talent performed the track.

  3. #3
    Marius's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    29 Dec 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    15,406
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 15:58

    Guess that makes it the best song in this week's top 40...

    Fantastic tune, R&B as should be done.
    Let's have a second referendum

  4. #4
    UKMusicLova's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    05 Sep 2006
    Location
    On a Cosmic journey
    Posts
    30,719
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 16:00

    Yep! I LOVE this song. my love for it as definately been reignited after the lovely guy sang it on Britain's Got Talent!

    Wonderful song.

  5. #5
    king_oxymoron's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    04 Apr 2003
    Location
    Just alone with my thoughts...
    Posts
    37,113
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 16:06

    Loving this too for Shaun's version as well as Kris Allen's on American Idol

  6. #6
    Personal Assistant
    Join Date
    02 Sep 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,116
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 16:29

    Great track, had it on my iPod for years now...Shaun's version was quite good on BRT, although it can't top Bill's original.
    Without Any Meaning / We're Just Skin & Bone / Like Beautiful Robots Dancing Alone.

  7. #7
    Personal Assistant
    Join Date
    02 Sep 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,116
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 16:29

    And I'm surprised to hear that it was never a chart hit in the UK?
    Without Any Meaning / We're Just Skin & Bone / Like Beautiful Robots Dancing Alone.

  8. #8
    UKMusicLova's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    05 Sep 2006
    Location
    On a Cosmic journey
    Posts
    30,719
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 18:14

    Quote Originally Posted by RockTheBoat
    And I'm surprised to hear that it was never a chart hit in the UK?
    Yeah me too!
    Did Lean On Me chart here?

  9. #9
    Guest

    by Sun May 17th, 2009, 18:32

    Bill Withers' UK Top 75 Singles Chart appearances:

    1972 - Lean On Me - 18
    1978 - Lovely Day - 7
    1985 - Oh Yeah - 60
    1988 - Lovely Day '88 -4
    2009 - Ain't No Sunshine - 40

    Ain't No Sunshine has been a hit in the UK before - just not for Bill Withers

    1972 - Michael Jackson - Ain't No Sunshine - 8
    1984 - Sivuca - Ain't No Sunshine - 56
    1999 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Ain't No Sunshine - 42
    2009 - Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine - 40

  10. #10
    Legend
    Join Date
    30 Dec 2001
    Location
    Somewhere else.
    Posts
    29,063
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    by Wed June 3rd, 2009, 03:46

    Aussie singer Deni Hines also did a version whilst in the Rockmelons during the 90's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec7vVM_07QM
    Let's embrace the point of no return.

  11. #11
    jszmiles's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    02 Jan 2004
    Location
    Radom / Warsaw [POLAND]
    Posts
    40,454
    Mentioned
    69 Post(s)

    by Wed June 3rd, 2009, 07:48

    I really love Lighthouse Family's version...

  12. #12
    Guest

    by Fri June 5th, 2009, 17:43

    And this looks like it's heading back to the Top 40 this weekend...

  13. #13
    Thriller's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    12 Dec 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    78,399
    Mentioned
    288 Post(s)

    by Fri June 5th, 2009, 21:15

    I hate the bit that goes "I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know etc."

  14. #14

    by Fri June 5th, 2009, 22:09

    Quote Originally Posted by Thriller
    I hate the bit that goes "I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know etc."
    Yeah me too... gimmicky and annoying.

  15. #15
    thebigham's Avatar
    Legend
    Join Date
    16 Aug 2005
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    57,519
    Mentioned
    59 Post(s)

    by Fri November 23rd, 2018, 20:22

    #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •