Superior Singing Method - Online Singing Course




Piano For All - the ingenious way to learn piano


IK Multimedia - iRig Mic Field


Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC




Online Sheet Music






Elvis SongPedia: Ain't That Loving You Baby

Ain't That Loving You Baby




Back to
"A" Menu

Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Clyde Otis, Ivory Joe Hunter

Recorded: June 10, 1958, RCA Nashville Studios
Released master is take 4

Single: w/ "Ask Me", 47-8440, September, 1964
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0649, November 1965

RIAA Certified: Gold (as of 03/27/1992)

Highest U.S. Charts Position:
#16 on Billboard Hot 100

1st LP release: - February 1968
Click to download or buy
"Ain't That Loving You Baby"
now from Amazon!



or download from iTunes:


For other versions, see
Lyrics and Downloads section below.



My Spin

(Just my opinion. Give us yours!)
Although recorded in 1958, this song didn't see the light of day until September of 1964. First recorded by Eddie Riff, "Ain't That Loving You Baby" was a song that Elvis recorded at the same session as "A Big Hunk O' Love", "I Need Your Love Tonight", "I Got Stung", and "A Fool Such As I". The version that came out in 1964 as a single was a mid-tempo bluesy shuffle, with a rather annoying chorus of Jordanaires in the background. (Sorry, fellas! You're just fine on most songs.)

Apparently, after quite a few takes, Elvis decided to switch gears and try it out as a fast rockabilly, and without the Jordanaires. This version first surfaced on in 1990 and a few months later on . On the upbeat version, Elvis is really letting loose, and the guitar solos are classic rock 'n' roll, so I'm not sure why this faster version wasn't chosen originally to release as a single in 1964. Elvis' vocals are more integrated with the faster rhythm, too, and he seems to really bite into lines like:

If I had nine lives like an alley cat
I'd give 'em all to you and never take one back
Ain't that lovin' you baby


In any case, the slower version came out as a single, complete with the awkwardly chanting Jordanaires, made it to number 16, and sold a million copies! It showed up on album four years later on .

As a side note, there was a completely different song with the same title, "Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby", recorded by blues singer Jimmy Reed in 1956. Elvis later recorded two of Reed's songs, "Big Boss Man" and "Baby What You Want Me To Do".



Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

'Ain't That Loving You Baby' is a marching-tempo song constructed along the lines of 'Heartbreak Hotel', but with a happier message, with Presley letting his hair down.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979




Check out other Elvis fans' opinions on the Elvis News page for Ain't That Loving You Baby




Check out other opinions at Rate Your Music




"Ain't That Loving You Baby" Links



"Ain't That Loving You Baby" Lyrics and Downloads

I could ride around the world in an old oxcart
And never let another girl thrill my heart

Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you so?

I could meet a hundred girls and have loads of fun
My huggin' and my kissin' belong to just one

Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you so?

If you gave me nine lives like an alley cat
I'd give 'em all to you and never take one back

Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you so?

I'm putting on my Sunday suit and I'm goin' downtown
But I'll be kissin' your lips before the sun goes down

Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you so?
Ain't that loving you baby?
Ain't that loving you so?

Download the Karaoke Version!

Ain't That Loving You karaoke - Elvis PresleyAin't That Loving You
Elvis Presley


Download or just listen to different versions from CD Universe!

Loading...


Your Spin! What's Your Take on "Ain't That Loving You Baby"? Yea or Nay?

Yea! Loads of Fun!

Nay! I Ain't Lovin' It Baby!


HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Vote for my site at ElvisFind.com!


Some Other Elvis Song Lists

Elvis Website Directories

  • ElvisStartPage - As the name implies, this is the place to start when looking for Elvis sites!
  • Elvis Presley - Another directory of Elvis websites. The place to go to find Elvis on the web!
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Study Up Some More!

Elvis song reference books on Amazon!

Ernst Jorgensen's complete chronicle of Elvis' recording sessions, with loads of detailed information about each session and each song.
This is the definitive encyclopedia on Elvis' life details, as well as all the background and trivia you need for all the songs, movies, and TV appearances. Authors are Fred L. Worth and Steve D. Tamerius.
The subtitle of Ace Collins' book says it all: "The stories behind Elvis' #1 hits"!
"Elvis The #1 Hits: The Secret History of the Classics". Another self-explanatory book title. :)