Ain't That a Kick in the Head (2:27)

Cover of The Very Best of Dean Martin

From The Very Best of Dean Martin and 93 other releases

‘’Ain’t That a Kick in the Head’’ is a song which 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 Eleven in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet.

The song has been recorded by many performers, including Robbie Williams, David Slater, Westlife, Ray Quinn and Hazell Dean. It also appeared in the soundtracks for Ocean’s Thirteen, Goodfellas, 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 , which was broadcast during Super Bowl XLI and as one of the musical selections played during the 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The tune was used as background for a 2004 Nissan commercial featuring an appearance by Crystal Allen. In 2009 the song was used in a trailer (also in the actual game) for The Godfather II video game.

JLS performed the song in live show 3 of The X Factor 5.


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