Who Sang Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing? Angela Bofill

Angela Bofill Too Tough cover art

Some other versions of "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
release date: 1983
genres: Electronic Funk / Soul
styles: Soul/Funk/Synth-pop
length: 3:08
producer: Narada Michael Walden
conductor: Michael Gibbs
lead vocals: Boz Scaggs and Angela Bofill
engineer: David Frazier
arranger: Narada Michael Walden
bass: Randy Jasckson
background vocals: Jim Gilstrap, Kelly Kool, Myrna Matthews, John Lehman and Angela Bofill
guitar: Corrado Rustici
keyboard: Frank Martin
percussion: Sheila E.
vibraphone: Brian Atkinson
saxophone: Marc Russo
strings arranger: Michael Gibbs
tambourine: David Rubinson
membranophone & keyboard & percussion: Narada Michael Walden
horn arranger: Jerry Hey
assistant engineer: Wayne Lewis and Maureen Droney
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.

I got your picture hangin' on the wall,
But it can't see or come to me when I call your name.
I realize it's just a picture inside a frame.

I read your letters when you're not near me,
But they don't move me, and they don't groove me
Like when I hear your sweet voice whispering in my ear.
I play the game, a fantasy.
I pretend I'm not in reality.
I need the shelter of your arms to comfort me.

I got some memories to look back on
And though they help me when you're gone,
I'm well aware nothin' can take the place of you being there.
No other sound is quite the same as your name.
No touch can do half as much to make me feel better,
So let's get together.

Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Too Tough
  • 2 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 3 Tonight I Give In
  • 4 You Could Come Take Me Home
  • 5 Love You Too Much
  • 6 Is This a Dream
  • 7 Song for a Rainy Day
  • 8 I Can See It in Your Eyes
  • 9 Accept Me (I'm Not a Girl Anymore)
  • 10 Rainbow Inside My Heart

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin