Who Sang Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Let Me in Your Life 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: 1974
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Soul-Jazz
length: 3:50
producer: Aretha Franklin, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
engineer: Phil Ramone
keyboard: Bob James and Donny Hathaway
guitar: David Spinozza
bass: Stanley Clarke
drums (drum set): Rick Marotta
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
background vocals: Myrna Smith, Sylvia Shemwell, Cissy Houston and Judy Clay
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 Let Me in Your Life
  • 2 Every Natural Thing
  • 3 Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 4 I’m in Love
  • 5 Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
  • 6 The Masquerade Is Over
  • 7 With Pen in Hand
  • 8 Oh Baby
  • 9 Eight Days on the Road
  • 10 If You Don’t Think
  • 11 A Song for You

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