Who Sings Ain't That a Kick in the Head?

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Who Sings Ain't That a Kick in the Head?

Ain't That a Kick in the Head? is a 1960 song written by Sammy Cahn with music by Jimmy Van Heusen. They wrote the song specifically for the 1960 film Ocean's 11, though it was initially referred to press as "Ain't That a Kick in the Seat".

Van Heusen and Cahn previously also wrote the song "To Love and Be Loved" specifically for the 1959 film Some Came Running, starring Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.


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The first and original singer of the song Ain't That a Kick in the Head? is Dean Martin, this song was first recorded on May 10, 1960. The Dean Martin single was released before the film Ocean's 11, which premiered on August 10, 1960.

Martin performed the song in the film in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet. Martin originally recorded this in a Nelson Riddle-arrangement.

This song has been covered by several artists, including Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Robbie Williams, Hazell Dean, David Slater, Ray Quinn, Westlife and Martin's daughter Deana Martin.

Besides being used in Oceans 11 film, Martin's version is also used in the 1999 film, Payback, in the scene when Mel Gibson, appropriately, kicked his enemy's head. This was also used on Veronica Mars, in season one episode 17 "Kanes and Abel's."


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Single By
Dean Martin
Released On
1960
Recorded By
Dean Martin
Song Writers
Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Song Producers
Lee Gillette
Song Durations
2:24 Minutes
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