"Ain't No Other Man received generally positive reviews from music journalism, who praised the new style of Aguilera on the song and compared the singer's vocals to Mariah Carey. At the 2007 Grammy Award, the track won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Commercially, "Ain't No Other Man" was a commercial success; the single peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold more than 1.7 million copies in the country alone. The song also reached the top five of Canada, Europe, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and acheived list of music recording certifications in Australia, Canada and Denmark.
An accompanying music video for "Ain't No Other Man" was directed by Bryan Barber. The video jumps back in time, portrays Aguilera as a sexy jazz-era blues singer. The clip was received positively, gaining four nominations at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, including MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year. To promote Back to Basics and the song, Aguilera performed "Ain't No Other Man" on a series of shows, including at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and Back to Basics Tour (2007). The track was covered on various occasions, including by Jordin Sparks.
On June 15, 2006 she visited Total Request Live and showed a preview of the video for the song.
In the song's music video, Aguilera plays her alter ego Baby Jane. The video opens with Aguilera arriving to a club. Aguilera gets ready in the backstage area, and then comes up the stage performing along with the song. In between scenes, there are short vignettes that show Aguilera in gold and silver dresses, singing into a microphone, while photographers take pictures. The video opens and closes with clips from another Back to Basics song, entitled "I Got Trouble". The song is played as if it were on the radio with minor white noise.
The music video was directed by Bryan Barber and co-directed by Aguilera herself. Aguilera stated, "it intrigued me that this man, Bryan Barber, had been very locked into and had surrounded himself with this whole world of the '20s and '30s era," in response to Barber's film project, Aguilera planned the original choreography, based on black-and-white films, and performed it in her living room for Barner and choreographer Jeri Slaughter. Aguilera's character is named after a nickname that rapper Nelly had given her, and her back-up dancers' characters were assigned by Slaughter. It was released exclusively to iTunes on June 20, 2006. It then premiered on MTV's 'Making the Video on June 21.
The music video was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards in 2006, for: Video Of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography.
Track listings and formatsEdit
- American CD maxi single
- "Ain't No Other Man" – 3:48
- "Ain't No Other Man" (instrumental) – 3:57
- "Ain't No Other Man" (call out hook) – 0:10
- European basic CD maxi single
- "Ain't No Other Man" - 3:48
- "Ain't No Other Man" (Radio Remix) - 3:36
- "Ain't No Other Man" (instrumental) – 3:47
- "Ain't No Other Man" (Video)
- European premium CD maxi single
- "Ain't No Other Man" – 3:48
- "Ain't No Other Man" (Jake Ridley remix) – 6:01
- "Ain't No Other Man" (Ospina & Sullivan remix) – 3:45
- "Ain't No Other Man" (a cappella) – 3:30
OutKast member Big Boi was originally to record a verse for the song's remix. Instead, a verse from rapper Chamillionaire was used. About.com gave the remixes a five-star rating.
- Official remixes
- Ospina & Sullivan Radio Mix 3:44
- Ospina & Sullivan Mixshow 5:16
- Ospina & Sullivan Club Mix 7:11
- Ospina & Sullivan Dub Mix 5:38
- Junior Vasquez Club Mix 5:56
- Junior Vasquez Radio Mix 3:57
- Jake Ridley remix 6:00
- Shapeshifters mixshow mix 5:24
- Official Remix featuring Chamillionaire 4:13
- new remix sample featuring Lil' Jon 2:15
- Unofficial remixes
- "Luis Erre Tribe Babylon Mix" - 9.28
- "DJ Paulinho Figueiredo Tribal Mix" - 9.20
- "Amokk's Club Edit" - 3.39
- "Amokk's Club Anthem - 7.04
- "Axwell Sunrise Anthem - 7.24
- "Dave Hansen Mix - 9.01
Credits and personnelEdit
Credits are taken from the liner notes of Back to Basics.
- Recorded at Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
- Contains samples of "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut", performed by Dave Cortez & The Moon People
- Contains samples of "The Cissy's Thang", performed by The Soul Seven