Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

Chris Gillard

“Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” is a hook-laden song that 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 11 in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet.