Bill Withers

Bill Withers: Ain’t No Sunshine

Artista: Bill Withers
Canzone: Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers) 1971

“Ain’t No Sunshine” is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album Just As I Am, produced by Booker T. Jones. The record featured musicians Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass guitar, Al Jackson, Jr. on drums and Stephen Stills on guitar.[1] String arrangements were done by Booker T. Jones, and recorded in Memphis by engineer Terry Manning. The song is in the key of A minor.[2]

The song was released as a single in 1971, becoming a breakthrough hit for Withers, reaching number six on the U.S. R&B Chart and number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 23 song for 1971. The song also appears on the original soundtrack album for the film When We Were Kings (1997), and in FX’s first season (2016) of the anthology limited series American Crime Story, which focuses on 1994 murder trial of O. J. Simpson.

(Bill Withers: Ain’t No Sunshine – Wikipedia)

Ain’t No Sunshine (Lyrics)

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away

Wonder this time where she’s gone
Wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away

And I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know,
Hey, I oughtta leave young thing alone
But ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away

Video: Ain’t No Sunshine

Bill Withers

https://youtu.be/tIdIqbv7SPo

Cover versions

Michael Jackson

https://youtu.be/IHv9o91oNbE

Joe Cocker

https://youtu.be/ZN5RDJFwI3I

Sting

https://youtu.be/i7YjuVKFuz4

Freddie King

https://youtu.be/16AnGcB7MHA

Giorgia

https://youtu.be/Ff1HLsm5gyo

Eva Cassidy

https://youtu.be/ccmXWBluxIc