Who Sang Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing? Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald Motown 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: 2003
genres: Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Soul
length: 2:49
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
CD 1
  • 1 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • 2 You Are Everything
  • 3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • 4 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  • 5 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 6 Reflections
  • 7 How Sweet It Is
  • 8 Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • 9 All in Love Is Fair
  • 10 I Want You
  • 11 Distant Lover
  • 12 I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
  • 13 Since I Lost My Baby
  • 14 Too High

  • Album Information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin