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If I Ain’t Got You free piano sheet music by Alicia Keys

About the song

"If I Ain't Got You" is a very famous song that belongs to Alicia Keys, included on her album in 2004, named "The Diary of Alicia Keys".

The singer is not only the person that performs the song in her unique manner, but also the one that wrote and produced it, showing her amazing skills in the field. According to the artist, the idea of the song is that the importance of material things is much lower than the importance of spiritual ones, thing also proved by the lyrics, which are not hard to understand, but explicit.

As a genre, "If I Ain't Got You" is a R&B piano ballad, with bluesy influences. The song includes a featuring of guitarist Hugh McCracken and drummer Steve Jordan.

As mentioned above, the album that includes the song as the second single, was released in 2004.

Since the very beginning, the song was placed on the fourth position on the US Billboard Hot 100. In addition, the song received positive reviews from numerous critics and the fact that it received two nominations for Grammys, for Song of the Year and for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and it won in the latter. Also, Alicia’s great powerful voice has been considered, by both fans and critics, one of the best features of the song and an important element in its success. Due to its value, numerous covers were created, one of them including great artists Usher and Kanye West.

When it comes to the inspiration Alicia had for creating this beautiful song, she always mentions Aaliyah's death, putting accent that she discovered then that the "all" is far from material and the happiness depends so much of having the right and loved person close to you.

And talking about success, because this is what the song brought to Alicia, it should be mentioned that the song reached number five on the Rhythmic Top 40 and was placed on the ninth position on the Mainstream Top 40.

Another remarkable achievement was the fact that it was number three on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 chart of 2004. Besides the US, it is important to know that in the UK the song’s performance was also great, debuting on the eighteenth position on the UK Singles Chart.

All in all, considering that no creation can be better described than feeling it, you should definitely listen to "If I Ain't Got You" and if you already know the song, you could try another version, like piano or other instrument. In case piano is chosen to play the powerful notes, here you find the free piano sheet of the song.

If I Ain’t Got You
Artist:Alicia Keys
Released:February 17, 2004
Album:The Diary of Alicia Keys
Track length:3:48
Genres:Soul, Jazz, R&B

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  • 1 Version 1
  • 2 Version 2
  • 3 Version 3

Comments (2) - What's your opinion?

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Christina November 05, 2015 at 05:48 #1

Oh, such a nice song! This is for you, my husband! I will always need you!!!

Tiffany June 11, 2016 at 22:31 #2

A very cool song - but I think the first and second versions are the same, though. Thanks a million! ;)