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"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"
File:Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe.jpg
Single by Barry White
from the album Can't Get Enough
B-side "Just Not Enough"
Released 1974
Format 7 inch vinyl
Recorded 1974
Genre Soul/disco
Label 20th Century Records
Writer(s) Barry White
Producer Barry White
Barry White singles chronology
"Honey Please, Can't Ya See"
(1974)
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"
(1974)
"You're the First, the Last, My Everything"
(1974)
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
Single by Taylor Dayne
from the album Soul Dancing
B-side "Let's Spend the Night Together"
Released June 10, 1993 [1]
Format Cassette single
CD single
12" vinyl
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Length 4:25
Label Arista
Writer(s) Barry White
Producer David Cole, Robert Clivillés
Taylor Dayne singles chronology
"Heart of Stone"
(1990)
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
(1993)
"Send Me a Lover"
(1993)

"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" is a song written, recorded and produced by Barry White. Released as the first single from White's album Can't Get Enough in 1974, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 and U.S. R&B chart[1] and has since become one of White's signature tunes. It was his second U.S. chart-topper, after "Love's Theme".

The song is a pop-soul track with lush string arrangements and a disco-influenced beat behind it.

Contents

Chart performance

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1
UK Singles Chart 8

Taylor Dayne version

"Can't Get Enough of Your Love" was covered by Taylor Dayne (slightly retitled, losing the "Babe") in 1993. Released as the first single from her third album Soul Dancing, Dayne's version was produced by the team of David Cole and Robert Clivillés (otherwise known as C+C Music Factory).

Dayne's version was well-received, getting heavy rotation on VH-1 and MTV and peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing

  1. Album Version 4:25
  2. C+C Extended Club Mix I 6:05
  3. C+C Extended Club Mix II 6:46
  4. C+C Special Edition Mix 6:12
  5. "Let's Spend the Night Together" 5:35

Charts

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 14
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 2
UK Singles Chart 14
Australian Singles Chart 2
Japanese Orican Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 17
Austrian Singles Chart 29
Dutch Singles Chart 9
Swedish Singles Chart 34
German Singles Chart 56

In popular culture

  • It was covered by the belgian act Big Tony in 1983.
  • The Barry White recording features in the film "Cookie" (1989).
  • The song appears in many The Simpsons episodes. Barry White was a big fan of the comedy. He recorded a version specially for the episode Whacking Day. The song also appeared in the 1994 clip show episode in one of the clips at the end.
  • The song also appears on the original motion picture soundtrack for the movie "Beautiful Girls" (1996). This version, by the band Afghan Whigs, has a distinctly rock sound while maintaining the underlying soul influence of the original.
  • The song also features in the soundtrack to the 2006 film 16 Blocks, kicking in as the credits roll.
  • The song also appeared in the Nickelodeon show "Angry Beavers" in the episode "Beaver Fever". One of the characters sang a slight variation of the song called "Oh Baby".
  • It sounds very similar to the 2000's Milk & Sugar track Higher and Higher.
  • It was also featured in the comedy film, Down to You (2000) as a song that Al sang to Imogen when they got back together.
Preceded by
"I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (Barry White version)
September 21, 1974
Succeeded by
"Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim
Preceded by
"Feel Like Makin' Love" by Roberta Flack
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single (Barry White version)
September 7, 1974 - September 28, 1974
Succeeded by
"You Haven't Done Nothin'" by Stevie Wonder

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 620. 

"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"
File:Can't Get Enough of Your Love,
Single by Barry White
from the album Can't Get Enough
B-side "Just Not Enough"
Released 1974
Format 7 inch vinyl
Recorded 1974
Genre Soul/disco
Label 20th Century Records
Writer(s) Barry White
Producer Barry White
Barry White singles chronology

"Honey Please, Can't Ya See"
(1974)
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"
(1974)
"You're the First, the Last, My Everything"
(1974)
Music sample
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
Single by Taylor Dayne
from the album Soul Dancing
B-side "Let's Spend the Night Together"
Released June 10, 1993 [1]
Format Cassette single
CD single
12" vinyl
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Length 4:25
Label Arista
Writer(s) Barry White
Producer David Cole, Robert Clivillés
Taylor Dayne singles chronology

"Heart of Stone"
(1990)
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
(1993)
"Send Me a Lover"
(1993)

"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" is a song written, recorded and produced by Barry White. Released as the first single from White's album Can't Get Enough in 1974, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 and U.S. R&B chart[1] and has since become one of White's signature tunes. It was his second U.S. chart-topper, after "Love's Theme".

The song is a pop-soul track with lush string arrangements and a disco-influenced beat behind it.

Contents

Chart performance

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1
UK Singles Chart 8

Taylor Dayne version

"Can't Get Enough of Your Love" was covered by Taylor Dayne (slightly retitled, losing the "Babe") in 1993. Released as the first single from her third album Soul Dancing, Dayne's version was produced by the team of David Cole and Robert Clivillés (otherwise known as C+C Music Factory).

Dayne's version was well-received, getting heavy rotation on VH-1 and MTV and peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing

  1. Album Version 4:25
  2. C+C Extended Club Mix I 6:05
  3. C+C Extended Club Mix II 6:46
  4. C+C Special Edition Mix 6:12
  5. "Let's Spend the Night Together" 5:35

Charts

Peak positions

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 14
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 2
UK Singles Chart 14
Australian Singles Chart 2
Japanese Orican Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 17
Austrian Singles Chart 29
Dutch Singles Chart 9
Swedish Singles Chart 34
German Singles Chart 56

End of year charts

End of year chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 99

In popular culture

  • It was covered by the Belgian act Big Tony in 1983.
  • The Barry White recording features in the film "Cookie" (1989).
  • The song appears in many The Simpsons episodes. Barry White was a big fan of the comedy. He recorded a version specially for the episode Whacking Day. The song also appeared in the 1994 clip show episode in one of the clips at the end.
  • The song also appears on the original motion picture soundtrack for the movie "Beautiful Girls" (1996). This version, by the band Afghan Whigs, has a distinctly rock sound while maintaining the underlying soul influence of the original.
  • The song also features in the soundtrack to the 2006 film 16 Blocks, kicking in as the credits roll.
  • The song also appeared in the Nickelodeon show "Angry Beavers" in the episode "Beaver Fever". One of the characters sang a slight variation of the song called "Oh Baby".
  • It sounds very similar to the 2000s Milk & Sugar track Higher and Higher.
  • It was also featured in the comedy film, Down to You (2000) as a song that Al sang to Imogen when they got back together.
  • In 2004, Ricki-Lee Coulter performed this song in the semi-finals of the second season of Australian Idol and progressed to the Top 12 the following night.
  • In 2007, the song was performed on the fifth season of Australian Idol by Tarisai Vushe on the Top 6 performance night.
Preceded by
"I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (Barry White version)
September 21, 1974
Succeeded by
"Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim
Preceded by
"Feel Like Makin' Love" by Roberta Flack
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single (Barry White version)
September 7, 1974 - September 28, 1974
Succeeded by
"You Haven't Done Nothin'" by Stevie Wonder

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 620. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". http://longboredsurfer.com/charts.php?year=1993. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 







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