Who Sang Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing? Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell You're All I Need cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968-8
length: 2:16
lead vocals: Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye
background vocals: Valerie Simpson and Nickolas Ashford
instrument: The Funk Brothers
Some other versions of "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"

Lyrics
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
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 2 Keep on Lovin' Me Honey
  • 3 You're All I Need to Get By
  • 4 Baby Don't Cha Worry
  • 5 You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
  • 6 Give In, You Just Can't Win
  • 7 When Love Comes Knocking at My Heart
  • 8 Come On and See Me
  • 9 I Can't Help but Love You
  • 10 That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone)
  • 11 I'll Never Stop Loving You Baby
  • 12 Memory Chest

  • Release information
    label: Tamla
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin