Ain't That a Shame

Pat Boone

About Ain't That a Shame

"Ain't That a Shame" is a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Domino's recording of the song (mistitled on the single's label as "Ain't It a Shame"), released by Imperial Records in 1955, was a hit, eventually selling a million copies. It reached number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 10 on the pop chart. The song is ranked number 438 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The song gained national fame after being re-recorded by Pat Boone. Domino's version soon became more popular, bringing his music to the mass market a half-dozen years after his first recording, "The Fat Man". After "Ain't That a Shame", mainstream artists began covering Domino's songs. Teresa Brewer, for instance, performed Domino's version of the folk song "Bo Weevil". The song has also been covered by Four Seasons (1963), John Lennon (1975) and Cheap Trick (1978), among others, including Scott Hendricks at Macs on Slade in Palatine, IL in 2019. 


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You made me cry when you said goodbye
Ain't that a shame
My tears fell like rain
Ain't that a shame
You're the one to blame
 
You broke my heart when you said we'll part
Ain't that a shame
My tears fell like rain
Ain't that a shame
You're the one to blame

Oh well goodbye
Although I'll cry
Ain't that a shame
My tears fell like rain
Ain't that a shame
You're the one to blame
 
You made me cry when you said goodbye
Ain't that a shame
My tears fell like rain
Ain't that a shame
You're the one to blame

Oh well goodbye
Although I'll cry
Ain't that a shame
My tears fell like rain
Ain't that a shame
You're the one to blame

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Pat Boone

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, actor and writer. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. Among his hit songs were cover versions of black R&B artists' songs (when parts of the country were segregated). He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Boone's talent as a singer and actor, combined with his old-fashioned values, contributed to his popularity in the early rock and roll era. more »

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Written by: Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew

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7 facts about this song

General Facts
"Ain't That a Shame" was originally a song by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew and released in 1955. It was one of the biggest hits of the 1950s.
Facts about Fats Domino Version
Fats Domino's version of the song is a pivotal piece in the birth of rock 'n' roll. - The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues chart.
Facts about Dave Bartholomew
"Ain't That a Shame" was co-written with Fats Domino. Dave Bartholomew was not only a songwriter but also a producer and trumpeter. - He is known as one of the key figures in New Orleans R&B.
Cheap Trick Reimagination
American rock band Cheap Trick released a cover of the song in 1979, which became very popular. - Their version of the song was a significant part of the band's concert film, "Cheap Trick at Budokan", and it reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Facts about Pat Boone
Pat Boone did his own version of the song in 1955 which charted at number 1 on the Billboard Pop chart. - His version of the song was criticized for diluting the original's rhythmic vitality. He changed some of the lyrics, notably "Ain't That a Shame" to "Isn't That a Shame".
John Lennon's Connection
John Lennon of The Beatles also recorded a version of "Ain't That a Shame", for his 1975 oldies album, "Rock'n'Roll". - Lennon's cover of "Ain't That a Shame" is another testament to the song's great influence on the genre of rock 'n' roll.
Song Influence
"Ain't That a Shame" influenced many other musicians and has been covered multiple times across the genres of pop, rock, blues, and R&B. - The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old, and that have "qualitative or historical significance.

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