Ain’t Nobody chords by Chaka Khan


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Ain’t Nobody | Chords + Lyrics

Intro

||: Ebm Db/Eb :||

Verse 1

| Ebm Db/Eb | Ebm Db/Eb |
Captured effortlessly, that’s the way it was.
| Bmaj7 Db/B | Bmaj7 Db/B |
Happened so naturally, did not know it was love.
| Ebm Db/Eb | Ebm Db/Eb |
The next thing I felt was you, holdin’ me close.
| Bmaj7 Db/B | Bmaj7 Db/B |
What was I gonna do? I let myself go.
| Bbm7 | Bmaj7 Db | Ebm Db/Eb | Ebm Db/Eb |
And now we’re flyin’ through the stars. I hope this night will last forever.

Verse 2

| Eb5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
I’ve been waitin’ for you, it’s been so long.
| B5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
I knew just what I would do when I heard your song.
| Eb5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
You filled my heart with a kiss, you gave me freedom. 
| B5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
You knew I could not resist, I needed someone.
| Bb5 | B5 Db5 | Eb5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
And now we’re flyin’ through the stars. I hope this night will last forever. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Chorus 1

| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |
Ain’t nobody (nobody), loves me better (loves me better).
| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |
Makes me happy, makes me feel this way (nobody).
| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B | Ebm Db/Eb |
Ain’t nobody (ain’t nobody), loves me better, than you.

Instrumental

||: Ebm Db/Eb :||

Verse 3

| Eb5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
I wait for nighttime to come, to bring you to me.
| B5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
I can’t believe I’m the one, I was so lonely.
| Eb5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
I feel like no one could feel, I must be dreamin’.
| B5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
I want this dream to be real, I need this feelin’.
| Bb5 | B5 Db5 | Eb5 Db5 | Db5 Eb5 |
I make my wish upon a star and hope this night will last forever. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Chorus 2

| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |
Ain’t nobody (ain’t nobody), loves me better (make me feel this way). 
| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |
Makes me happy. Makes me feel this way (nobody, baby).
| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |
Ain’t nobody (nobody, baby), loves me better (nobody makes me feel).
| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B | Ebm Db/Eb |
Ain’t nobody, loves me better, than you.

Middle 8

||: Abm7 Bbm7 | Ebm Db/Eb | Abm7 Bbm7 | Ebm Db/Eb :||
At first, you put your arms around me, then you put your charms around me.
I can’t resist this sweet surrender, oh, my nights are warm and tender.
We stare into each other’s eyes, and what we see is no surprise.
| Abm7 Bbm7 | Ebm Db/Eb | Abm7 Bbm7 |
Got a feeling most would treasure, and a love so deep we cannot measure.

Chorus 3

| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |
Ain’t nobody (ain’t nobody), loves me better (make me feel this way). 
| Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |
Makes me happy. Makes me feel this way (makes me feel this way).

Chorus 4

||: Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B :||
||: Ain’t nobody (ain’t nobody), loves me better (nobody).
Ain’t nobody, loves me better (nobody, baby).
Ain’t nobody (nobody, baby), loves me better.
Makes me happy, makes me feel this way. :||


Ain’t Nobody’s chords and progressions

Being in the key of Ebm, most musicians play Ain’t Nobody’s chords by moving from chord VI – II in the chorus, EbmAbm, a progression ranked #10 on my top 10 chord progression list.

However, upon closer inspection, there are actually two more chords, like this. | Ebm7 Gbmaj7 | Abm7 B |.

The verse pivots between Ebm and Db/Eb. This is then changed to moving between Bmaj7 and Db/B. These are chords VI and IV, with the Db being chord V.

The last part of the verse starts on chord III before it moves up the scale. Bbm7Bmaj7DbEbm.

Finally, the M8 section moves between chords II – III. Abm7 and Bbm7, back to the verse movement of Ebm7 Db/Eb.

Perhaps guitar players miss out on all these chords as once the distorted guitar comes in, it only plays Eb5Db5Eb5 for the verse, a melody for the chorus, and a picked lick for the m8.

Now that you know, you could impress your bandmates at your next gig during verse 1 and play Ain’t Nobody’s correct chords, when there is no distorted guitar yet.


Ain’t Nobody – A modern standard

Ain’t Nobody is a smash hit by the band Rufus, with Chaka Khan on vocals. Released in 1983, it has maintained radio play ever since.

For the world of female singers in cover bands, it’s as much of an obvious choice as Respect and You Can’t Hurry Love.

Perhaps surprisingly, it didn’t rank higher than 403 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time, I think the magazine would find the general public disagrees with them here.


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Chaka Khan

Find out more about Chaka Khan, the woman who sang over Ain't Nobody's chords.

With 22 Grammy nominations and 10 wins to her name, Chaka Khan earned her nickname The Queen Of Funk.

Collaborations include Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ray Charles, Steve Winwood, Robert Palmer, Ry Cooder, De La Soul, and Mary J Blidge.

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