Coverafbeelding Aretha & Whitney - It Isn't It Wasn't It Ain't Never Gonna Be

Aretha & Whitney

It Isn't It Wasn't It Ain't Never Gonna Be

  • Statistieken
  •   6 wkn Tipparade
  •   1989

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   25-03-1942
Land   Verenigde Staten

Op 25 maart 1942 werd Aretha Louise Franklin geboren in Memphis Tennessee.


Deze gospel-, soul- en R&B-zangeres maakte haar eerste kennismaking met de muziek in het koor van de kerk waar haar vader dominee was. Toen ze 14 jaar was maakte zij haar eerste plaatopname. Ze werd ontdekt door John Hammond en ze tekende in 1960 een contract bij Columbia Records. Later dat jaar kwam haar eerste single onder Columbia Records uit, Today I Sing The Blues.


Ze vertrok in 1967 bij Columbia en ging naar Atlantic Records. Ze ging samen werken met producer Jerry Wexler. Samen zouden zij een aantal zeer invloedrijke R&B-opnames maken, zoals I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You), dat veel meer soul bevat dan in haar vorige singles. Eind jaren 60 kreeg ze ook haar bijnaam The Queen Of Soul.


Haar succes zette ze begin jaren 70 door. Ze scoorde hits met de singles Spanish Harlem en Rock Steady. Halverwege de jaren 70 nam de verkoop van haar albums af.


Met het nummer What A Fool Believes, een origineel van de Doobie Brothers, zet ze begin jaren 80 haar naam weer op de kaart. Vlak daarna was ze ook te bewonderen in de muziekfilm The Blues Brothers. Samen met George Michael neemt ze de Grammy Award winnende single op, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me). Ze kreeg op 3 januari 1987 als eerste vrouwelijke artiest een plaats in de Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.


In de jaren 90 had ze een hit met de single A Deeper Love afkomstig uit de film Sister Act. In 1999 ontving ze de National Medal Of Arts, de hoogste Amerikaanse kunstonderscheiding.


In 2009 trad ze op tijdens de inauguratie van President Obama. Ze krijgt een plaats in de Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in 2012. Haar 41e studioalbum, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, verscheen in 2014. Hierop zingt ze klassiekers van andere artiesten. De eerste single die ze uitbracht van dit album is Adele’s Rolling In The Deep.


Aretha heeft bijna 40 jaar het record van de meeste singles in de Billboard Hot 100 in handen gehad. Dat waren er maar liefst 73, maar in maart 2017 nam Nicki Minaj dit record over.


Songtekst

It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be, yeah

VERSE 1: Sung by Aretha

You've been hanging round my boyfriend
You've been sayin that he's sweet, yeah
Girl I know that you've been talking
Because the talk is on the street
You say that you are gonna steal his heart
Well sweety you ain't gonna get that far
You're after somethin that don't belong to you
Well girlfriend I've got news for you
(spoken):What are you trying to say Miss Thang?

CHORUS
It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be
It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be
He ain't never, ever, never, never, never gonna be your man

VERSE 2: Sung by Whitney

Well I just ain't the kind of woman
To pick the fruit off of your tree, girl
And you keep saying that he's your man
Well that ain't what he said to me
He blow me kissses as he drives away
He sends me roses in the middle of the day, yeah
You think it's you that he's thinking of
But I'm the one he really, really loves
(spoken): So what am I tring to say? Don't dis me girl!!

DOUBLE CHORUS:
It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be
It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be
He ain't never, ever, never, never, never, never gonna be you'll see
It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be
It isn't, it wasn't, it ain't never gonna be
He ain't never, ever, never, never, never gonna be your man

BRIDGE
Aretha speaks:
What are you doin? Layin and hangin back?
Whitney sings: Don't you know it girl?
Aretha speaks: Hmmm...Just as I suspected...
Both sing: You been talkin that line, line, line line line and the nah nah nah nah but the man is mine, Hey!!

Aretha: He blows me kisses as he drives away
Whitney: He sends me flowers in the middle of the day, yeah Aretha: You think it's you that he's thinking of
Whitney: I know I'm the one that he really, really, really loves.
Aretha speaks: What am I tring to say Miss It?
Whitney speaks: What are you tring to say?
Aretha speaks: Get real!!

Chorus 2x

SPOKEN INTERACTION
A: So now what is this?
W: Well you know
A: That my man is supposed to be interested in you?
W: What can I say
A: You know, I realize that you're under pressure.
W: Yes, I am
A: And that you are suffering from delusions, but uh
W: Well
A: Don't be ridiculous
W: I'm not
A: Get Real!
W: You better get real! You know the deal, he told me he loves me and that I'm just his forever
A: Uh huh... forever
W: Forever
A: Must have played out about 20 years ago. Now check this out. Your man is not my man!
W: This is true!
A: Uh huh
W: This is true.
A: Now, every king has his queen, and I love my role being his queen And I hope you like yours too...
W: Well, I'm his princess
A: ...whatever that is...
W: (Bursts into laughter) Wait a minute....wait
A: Come on now...
W: OK...Well he said that I'm his princess... you might be his queen, but I'm his princess
A: Yeah, well, I like being the queen myself
W: Well, you know that's what you are, (bursts into laughter again)
A: Shut up....(laughs)...shut up!
W: Oh, this is funny

Songinformatie

ArtiestAretha Franklin,
Whitney Houston
 A-kant
Titel It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
Lengte 4:49
Componist(en) Albert Hammond & Diane Warren
Producer(s) Narada Michael Walden
 B-kant
Titel Aretha Franklin - Think [1989]
Lengte 3:39
Componist(en) Aretha Franklin Ted White
Producer(s) Arif Mardin & Joe Mardin
Platenlabel Arista
Catalogusnr 112 484
Hoogste positie UK 29
Hoogste positie US 41
Album Through The Storm


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