Armstrong, Louis - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Lyrics




What good is melody, what good is music
If it ain't possessin' something sweet?
Nah, it ain't the melody and it ain't the music
There's something else that makes this tune complete

Yes, it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
Well, it don't mean a thing, all you got to do is sing
It makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm everything you got

Yes, it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
It don't mean a thing, don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
I said, it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
Nah, it makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm everything you got
Don't mean a thing, boy, if it ain't that a swing





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Armstrong, Louis It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Comments
  1. John Kracy

    It's hard to believe that here is 62 thumbs down...I would like to put your negative thumbs in a jar, in my root cellar...

  2. Brody Greer

    I can really see what louis meant here, the style of swing wasn’t what was meant in this song, he meant that you have to put effort and give it all you got when you make music or it loses meaning even if you have good music the effort put in shows and i can see that in today’s music heavily, how artists just put out music and even though they may have good voices they don’t put much effort or meaning in there music, which is one of the problems i have with modern music compared to music predating the 2000s

  3. Itsya Boi

    Why do I feel like I’m in Olive Garden or Fallout?

  4. Kit Chener

    Here after Architect's remix

  5. Ashmo

    I like how there is 700k views but channel 2.4k subs

  6. Mbanik Mbaku

    They should make a Louis Armstrong biopic and Samuel L Jackson should play Louis

  7. Mbanik Mbaku

    Disney cartoons stepping around..

  8. jhj22

    Best tune to practice drifting. Makes me calm and thinking about my mistakes, plus I take it as a game :)

  9. haykel houaoui

    magic music

  10. Robbie The Rabbit

    Teaching the world how it's done.

  11. REM

    0:55
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    0:55

  12. adarsh ghandi

    My grandpa got the vynil of "the great reunion", beautiful!

  13. Elijah Espinoza

    This kind of music never goes out of style. It's timeless and beautiful.

  14. Holy water

    My friends always tell me why i like jazz and old music and not things like bts or pop things day and i ask them if they ever heard of Louis Armstrong and when they said now i slap them and said hes the best singer this world will ever have and no one can out sing the swing😳

  15. Matt Goddard

    That bass is so good

  16. DrummerJacob

    YouTube needs a superlike button.

  17. lumajs

    YouTube search for "I Charleston Pilsen" for a great fresh remake and choreography.

  18. Katharine Rauch

    good luck anyone who can return to this;)

  19. Tiny Reyes

    THE GODS

  20. cristina barberis

    Si e si e ancora si <3

  21. Snagglefratz

    Satchmo was a pioneer and a genius.

  22. Sheri Lynette

    Wow! I love it!

  23. Grizzy

    Best version of this song

  24. Dirk Mündelein

    Great Song ! I try to play that as a Soloversion for one Guitar ..check that out -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRnQnSErzs4

  25. Sandra Morton

    Great love it

  26. Ryan Luo

    this song is aids

    LILIANA BELLO

    That’s your opinion if you don’t like you don’t need to call it aids

  27. lil lame boy

    I just got my boy in to jass

  28. Ice crystal 209

    Love it!!!!!! ♥️❤️

  29. Desert Fox

    Yes just yes!!

  30. RICHARD ALLEN

    LOUIS ARMSTRONG THE GREATEST TRUMPET PLAYER EVERY

  31. Mr59coconut

    I remember seeing Louis on tv when I was. A kid... That great big smile and that great music. One of the all time Greats.

  32. Zachary Moyer

    Jazz isn't feeling what you're playing, it's playing what you're feeling.

    Desert Fox

    Zachary Moyer i have always felt this way and i thought i was crazy for thinking it. Oh thank you for clarity

  33. Spencer Jenkins

    anyone notice that the song Born Sinner by J. Cole uses the same chord changes?

  34. Napoleon trois couches

    What good is melody,
    what good is music
    If it ain't possessin' something sweet?
    Nah, it ain't the melody and it ain't the music
    There's something else that makes this tune complete

    Yes, it don't mean a thing,
    if it ain't got that swing
    Well, it don't mean a thing,
    all you got to do is sing
    It makes no difference if it's sweet or hot,
    Just give that rhythm everything you got

    Yes!... it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
    It don't mean a thing, don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing boy!
    (Babadoo, ladoo, pasasyfloo, badgagsfghdoo...)
    I said, it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
    (Lala...)
    Nah, it makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
    Just give that rhythm everything you got,
    Oh ! Don't mean a thing, boy, if it ain't that a swing

  35. colincreates

    He sounds like an ogre taking a shit I just want a normal one.

    Anton Chew

    word up wampielover ninety three

    Bit Bandit

    wampielover93 I love this version, but your comment made me laugh out loud

    Eve Gonz

    wampielover93 boi

  36. ZoeeZacc

    hey guys are doing well and good luck with that said

  37. marin

    Learning this for a concert :)

  38. Michael Cheng

    I wish Ella Fitzgerald did a cover with these guys. Just imagine Louis and Ella trading solos.

    Cat Goomba

    Ella did a version of this with Duke, but there's no version with the three of them together. Maybe a mashup of the three could be created with modern technology, but we'll never know what an original recording with those 3 would ever sound like

    Go commit dont breathing

    You can look the ink spots/Ella Fitzgerald versión too,is really good

  39. bob loblaw

    This sounds even better at 1.5x the speed

  40. ILARIO SCHANZER

    SUPEEEEEER !!!!   😊  😊  😊  😊  😊

  41. kim blues

    jazz는 swing 이지 머~

  42. PincheAls Garage

    such a good jam!

  43. Mohamad Ali Dabbous

    here from vampire diaries but this isnt the version

  44. Miles Crawford

    here because of swing kids

  45. Anita Samarripa

    AweSssSome !!!! """" DON'T MEANA ATHING IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWINGg ,,,,"""""" !!!!! Blu Blaa blubaa Ba !!!!!

  46. Leslie Beben

    Shut up, close the door and sit right down. Use your ears and you'll know there are levels in music.

  47. OneGuitar,ManyIdeas

    It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing duwop duwop duwop duwop duwop duwop duwop it makes no difference if it's sweet or hot just like them and everything I got oh It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing do what you want to want to watch what you want to do wop do wop do wop do wop do wop do wopwop

  48. Lee

    That is a buff ass voice

  49. Kauzius

    I hope no one comes in that door, 'cause I'm shakin' it like a madman!

    Kevin Quinteros

    Sickass.

    Brother and Sister

    **opens the door**

    Bruh

    **Closes the door**

  50. christophe langlade

    Pour l'ternité, la France dit oui au Duke Louis et leurs amis

  51. Annie Star

    I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Foivos

    IT IS VERY GOOD, I LOVE IT

  53. Mr59coconut

    If your not smiling with this you just don't get it. It's so good.

  54. Mr59coconut

    I love this. Listen to that groove. The trumpet is so cool. He was awesome..

  55. Fredric Tengström

    I still very much got t swing. Especially when executing this on certain pianoes.Most swingers I kne r dead.Nice rememberin sme swingin cats.Cheerz

    Tiny Reyes

    Fredric Tengström English?

  56. Luisa Jana

    Somebody else here because of Rewinside?

  57. Valtamerisielu

    I can't find a specific version of this song I'm looking for. I heard it on my dancing monkey stuffed animal, which is broken now. It sounded similar to this.... I can't find the exact version though and it concluded with a "Yeah"

    Elias Espinal

    +Liquaza might be the Benny Green Solo Version !

    Valtamerisielu

    Where can I listen to that version?

    Elias Espinal

    search it on youtube

  58. Jay Murray

    Do enough of our children know that music brings joy on so many levels? V love & rockln music

  59. Benjamin Solomon

    Does anyone know who's on that sweet clarinet?

    Dr. Logos

    Barney Bigard

  60. Joseph F

    if you dont like this, we really need to talk.

    Atomic Snowman

    Joseph F indeed

  61. Caleb Rowold

    There needs to be a return of this style of music.

    Dale Proctor

    I wish.

    Kdog

    101 percent agreed

    AulSkillz music

    Caleb Rowold to make that happen we need to start sending our kinds to music schools (conservatories) so they Start playing music from the heart, then you'll see....

    alex9920

    yeah, I agree...the jazz we have today is really shitty !

    Holy water

    My god yes I'd love that

  62. Chewy Valle

    Love it

  63. Native Joker

    Love this tune

  64. BlueSkiesCali

    Get down, Louis. :-):-)

  65. llima

    i love this song

    llima

    @lucasulima I FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG.

  66. jokotv

    play it with 1.25 of the orginal tempo sounds awesome

    Aardvarked

    Sounds much better at 1x, bro.

    jokotv

    ur opinion :)

    rocky

    @jokotv ur opinion :)

    Homunculus Hope

    I can better listen to all of the instruments together at 1x, so I'll stick with 1x :)

  67. Flavio Gominho

    In Jazz there are two father figures that loom above every other good Jazz musicians for their originality, genius and contribution to the art form: Louis Armstrong and John Coltrane. Interestingly enough, both of them were very humble and simple people!

    garp

    Ever heard of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, etc...

    Elijah Fiest

    There are a lot of people who contributed to the creation of jazz and its era, but Louis and Duke were the main and most famous contributors

  68. Kyle Muller

    what an awesome walking bass line

  69. James Parisi

    Who plays trombone and clarinet on this?

  70. Johnny Staccato

    JAZZMAGIC!!!

  71. Jonas Kirk Nielsen

    My grandpops is a Trompetist aswell and is inspired by Louise Armstrong. When i hear Armstrong play it like hearing my grandpop practicing at home and playing some concerts around in denmark. But Louise Armstrong is better ;) Cant argue with that. Love Jazz!  

  72. Laura Masters

    God do I love that saxophone

  73. Flavio Gominho

    Only Satchmo can play trumpet with this clarity. No one has ever come close to him on trumpet. For me Satchmo and Trane are the pillars of Jazz, hands down!

    Flavio Gominho

    @Cylus T. Ridiculous!  You don't know what that hell you are talking about. I dare you to name names and post those players playing. Put up or shut up!

    Connor Northway

    @Flavio Gominho Opinions. Everyone's entitled to them. Don't put someone down for having one.

    Imrei Ariel

    im a huge fan of satchmo. I was growing up listening to his tunes. However, there are great trumpet players who play as good as him (wynton marsalis, miles davis...). I love Louis Armstrong, not becouse of the sound of his trumpet, but becouse he is an influential, loving, inspirational musican with a huge heart, and a very unique, charming voice.

  74. Kiley Duggan

    One of my favorite songs

  75. Jamaal Lamaaj

    "What good is melody". Listen to the lyrics DA...

  76. Ben Sir

    Does he say: "What good is the smell of D" ?

    giannair227

    Melody, not smell of D

  77. antonio carlos novelli

    Louis é um fenômeno!

  78. Jebeš Google

    first man on the moon,world class cyclist and an incerdible singer!? woooooooow

    TheShakey99

    Not every body sees the birds on a sunny day.

    BVD JVD

    @TheShakey99 What a polite way of saying it kudos

    Brother and Sister

    you're wrong bruh

    Bad Guitarist

    @Brother and Sister yeah no shit

    Gaben_The_Creator

    All these replies belong on r/wooosh

  79. John D Martinez

    Two of the greats working together to create a true work of art... Gotta love it.

  80. Tino j. Prieto Aguilar

    Vaya maravilla compañerxs... qué hermosa creatividad y humanidad!!!! Abrazos para todxs.

  81. imusam999

    Legendary.

  82. Dana Gawlak

    Steve aoki I hate u

  83. ednah ncube

    amazing music i tell you ;)

  84. Duke Zaragoza

    My first name is Duke and i'm proud.

  85. Hot Dog Man

    No such thing

  86. Complacency Media

    seriously

  87. tjrangers21

    Swing kids 3

  88. Marty McFly

    lucky to have listened it in a flight

  89. snax4max

    heard this on vampire diaries (i know i'm ashamed)

  90. reddorothy

    Si quieres, puedes encontrar esa versión de la canción en Youtube también.

  91. lauren samson

    I like this song too much

  92. Nicanor Núñez

    OOOOHHHhhh Dios, por fin...

    Me gustaria escuchar tambien la de Ella F. pero bueno.

  93. david dorsey

    Love music like this

  94. Walter H Harrison

    Genius...Both them...Pure genius!

  95. Brandon Edwards

    It's an online radio.

  96. karlamidad

    What the fuck is Pandora?

  97. undeadzerg

    Heard this on pandora, love it!