Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
“Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” is a hook-laden song that was written in 1960 with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was first recorded on May 10, 1960 by Dean Martin, with conducting by Nelson Riddle. Martin performed the song in Ocean’s 11 in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonistRed Norvo and his quartet.
The song has been recorded by many performers, including Robbie Williams, David Slater, Dean Martin, Westlife, Ray Quinn, Hazell Dean and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. It also appeared in the soundtracks for Ocean’s Thirteen, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, I Love You, Man, Fools Rush In and Vegas Vacation, and was the opening theme for Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road. It was also used as the soundtrack to a commercial for Budweiser, which was broadcast during Super Bowl XLI. It was one of the musical selections played during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2008. It also is used in the video gamesMafia II and The Godfather II. The song can be heard on in-game radio stations in the video game Fallout: New Vegas, and is also the name of a quest and an achievement title in that game. Deana Martin recorded “Ain’t That A Kick in the Head” in 2005. The song was released on the album Memories Are Made of This in 2006 by Big Fish Records.
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“I’m for decency — period. I’m for anything and everything that bodes love and consideration for my fellow man. But when lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday — cash me out.” – Frank Sinatra