"Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" is a song by American singer Aaliyah, written and produced by R. Kelly for her debut album of the same name (1994). Its lyrics tell the story of a girl wanting to date an older man, saying that their age difference is irrelevant if the feelings are strong enough. The song begins with a short piano introduction in quintuple meter and Aaliyah looking up a page in her diary dated May 5, 1993. Once she discovers it, the beat switches to the chorus. The line "I got a thing for you and I can't let go" is lifted directly from Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love".
It was released as the third single (and final single in the United States) from the album and became her first single in the U.S. to miss the top spot, peaking at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 32 on the UK Singles Chart.
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Aaliyah – Come Over
Timbaland, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott – Up Jumps da Boogie
Aaliyah – Down with the Clique
Aaliyah – Journey to the Past
Aaliyah – Miss You
Aaliyah – I Don’t Wanna
Aaliyah – At Your Best (You Are Love)
Aaliyah – The Thing I Like
Aaliyah, Timbaland – Hot Like Fire
Aaliyah – Back & Forth
Aaliyah – 4 Page Letter