"No, No, No"
No, No, No (Yoko Ono single).png
7" single artwork
Single by Yoko Ono
from the album Season of Glass
B-side
  • "Will You Touch Me" (1981)
  • "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do" (2022)
ReleasedAugust 1981[1]
Recorded1981
StudioThe Hit Factory, New York City
Genre
Length2:43
LabelGeffen
Songwriter(s)Yoko Ono
Producer(s)Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
Yoko Ono singles chronology
"Walking on Thin Ice"
(1981)
"No, No, No"
(1981)
"Goodbye Sadness"
(1981)

"You're the One"
(2007)

"No, No, No"
(2007)

"Give Peace a Chance"
(2008)
Alternative cover
2008 digital single artwork
2008 digital single artwork

"No, No, No" is a song by Yoko Ono from her 1981 album Season of Glass. The song is one of the most dramatic tracks on the album to address her husband John Lennon's murder. The song begins with the sound of four gunshots (Lennon was shot in the back four times) and Ono screaming.[2] The single version was longer than the album version and included a spoken word section of Sean Ono-Lennon recalling a story his father told him which was previously included on the album track "Even When You're Far Away". The B-side was "Will You Touch Me". The 12" version also contained "I Don't Know Why" and "She Gets Down on Her Knees".

Ultimate Classic Rock critic Michael Gallucci rated it as Ono's 7th best song, saying that it is "one of the album's most powerful tracks."[3]

In January 2008 the song reached No. 1 on the United States Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The artist credit was listed as simply "Ono" making the artist-title combination a palindrome ("onononono").

A digital single of new house remixes was released by Ono through Twisted Records and made available exclusively on Beatport from June 1, 2008.[4]

The single was re-released in 2022 as a double A-side with "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do" on digital and streaming services via Secretly Canadian.[5]

Track listing

All songs were written by Ono.

US 7" single (1981)[6]
A1. "No, No, No" (Single Version) – 3:37
B1. "Will You Touch Me" – 2:37
US 12" single (1981)
A1. "No, No, No" (Single Version) – 3:37
B1. "Dogtown" – 3:14
B2. "I Don't Know Why" – 3:59
B3. "She Gets Down on Her Knees" – 4:03
Digital download (2008)[7]
  1. "No, No, No" (Linus Loves Hyped Dub Mix) – 6:31
  2. "No, No, No" (Linus Loves Hyped Vocal Mix) – 6:31
  3. "No, No, No" (Tom Novy Vocal Mix) – 7:22
  4. "No, No, No" (Tom Novy Dub) – 7:04
  5. "No, No, No" (Eric Kupper Vocal Mix) – 8:04
  6. "No, No, No" (Eric Kupper Dub) – 8:03
  7. "No, No, No" (Friscia & Lamboy Vocal Mix) – 9:49
  8. "No, No, No" (Friscia & Lamboy Dub) – 9:05
  9. "No, No, No" (Peter Bailey Dub) – 7:46
  10. "No, No, No" (Mike Cruz Dub) – 9:46
  11. "No, No, No" (Lindbergh Palace Recub) – 7:02
  12. "No, No, No" (Double B No...Well, Yes Vocal Mix) – 6:56
Digital download (2022)[5]
  1. "No, No, No" (Album version) - 2:44
  2. "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do" (Album version) - 3:33

Charts

Notes

  1. ^ Onobox (liner notes). Yoko Ono. Rykodisc. 1992. RCD 10224/29.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ Gallucci, Michael (18 February 2013). "Top 10 Yoko Ono Songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2022-06-05.
  3. ^ Gallucci, Michael (18 February 2013). "Top 10 Yoko Ono Songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2022-06-05.
  4. ^ ONO to issue "GIVE PEACE A CHANCE" (THE REMIXES) as a digital release on June 1 2008 Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. aiu: a yoko ono website. Retrieved on June 27, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Yoko Ono - No, No, No b/w Nobody Sees Me Like You Do - Single". Apple Music. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Yoko Ono – No, No, No (Vinyl) a Discogs". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  7. ^ "No, No, No – Single by Yoko Ono". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Yoko Ono Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Yoko Ono".
  10. ^ "Yoko Ono: Billboard's #4 Hot Dance Club Play Artist of the Year". Imagine Peace. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Dance/Club Play Songs, Best of the 2000s". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2011.