Keith Whitley – It Ain’t Nothin’

Reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and stayed for a total of 26 weeks. Also reached # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts. It was the fifth consecutive number one and the last of Keith Whitley's career.

Album cover Keith Whitley ( RCA 1990 )
Album cover Keith Whitley ( RCA 1990 )

“It Ain’t Nothin ‘”, a song written by Tony Haselden, was recorded by Keith Whitley for the RCA label, in April 1989, at Sound Emporium, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN. Produced by Garth Fundis and Keith Whitley, the song was released on August 1, 1989, on January 13, 1990, reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and stayed for a total of 26 weeks. On February 3, it also reached # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts. It was the fifth consecutive number one and the last of Keith Whitley’s career.

The song was featured on Keith Whitley’s third studio album, I Wonder Do You Think of Me (RCA 1989), the album was released on August 1, 1989, on October 14, 1989, it reached # 2 on the US Top Country Albums charts, and spent a total of 57 weeks on the charts. The album was certified gold in the USA.

“It Ain’t Nothin ‘” was the second single and second No. 1 hit from Whitley’s I Wonder Do You Think of Me record, which was the first album released after his death. Written by Tony Haselden and featuring lines such as, “It ain’t nothin ‘a little bit of love won’t fix / It ain’t nothin’ but a scratch a little bit of love can stitch / It ain’t nothin a little bit of love can’t heal, “the song showed an optimism that hid Whitley’s private battle with alcohol and depression.” It Ain’t Nothin ‘”landed at the top of the charts, more than eight months after his death.

Versions:

Teea Goans & Mark Wills 2017 (TGM)

Keith Whitley – It Ain’t Nothin’ Lyrics

My boss is the bosses son
And that makes for a real long day
And when that day is finally done
I’m facin’ forty-thousand cars on the interstate
Feelin’ lower than a well digger’s shoes
Knee deep in a mess of blues
But those blues just fade away when I hear my baby say,

It ain’t nothin’ a little bit of love won’t fix
It ain’t nothin’ but a scratch a little bit of love can stitch
It ain’t nothin’ a little bit of love can’t heal
Your love makes me feel,
No matter what (man I’ve been)
It ain’t nothin’
It ain’t nothin’

It was written all over her face
She was about to climb the walls
She said you gotta get me out of this place
‘Cause even Cinderella got to go to the ball
If you multiply hell times three
That’s what this day’s been like for me
I said honey we’ll do the town
Just don’t let it get you down

‘Cause it ain’t nothin’ a little bit of love won’t fix
It ain’t nothin’ but a scratch a little bit of love can stitch
It ain’t nothin’ a little bit of love can heal
Your love makes me feel,
No matter what man I’ve been
It ain’t nothin’
It ain’t nothin’

It ain’t nothin’ a little bit of love won’t fix
It ain’t nothin’ but a scratch a little bit of love can stitch
It ain’t nothin’ a little bit of love can heal
Your love makes me feel,
No matter (what man I’ve been)
It ain’t nothin’
It ain’t nothin’

Single Keith Whitley ( RCA 1989 )
Single Keith Whitley ( RCA 1989 )


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