Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

Album: Can't Get Enough (1974)
Charted: 8 1
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Songfacts®:

  • "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" was written, recorded, and produced by Barry White, as was the case with most of his songs. It's one of two hit singles (the other being "You're the First, the Last, My Everything") from his third studio album Can't Get Enough.

    In addition to this song charting #1, the album also hit the top spot. Rolling Stone ranked it #281 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
  • The warm, cozy tones of this song place it squarely in the heyday of '70s soul music. Barry White is often mentioned in close proximity with Isaac Hayes, and his music is considered one of the precursors to disco.
  • Barry White fell in love in 1973 with Glodean James, who was one of the members of his Love Unlimited backing trio of singers. He wrote this song for her one night when he couldn't get off to sleep.

    Barry and Glodean married in October 1974 and for a time were one of the best known couples in showbiz. The pair separated in 1988 but never divorced and remained good friends for the remainder of White's life.
  • In 1993, this song was covered by R&B/pop singer Taylor Dayne, who took it to the charts again at #20 on the US Hot 100 and #2 on the US Hot Dance Club Play charts. It was produced by the team who were also behind C+C Music Factory.
  • Similar to Isaac Hayes' songs appearing in South Park, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" was used in a few episodes of rival TV cartoon The Simpsons. It also pops up in soundtracks to the films Cookie (1989) and 16 Blocks (2006).
  • Although White continued to chart hits throughout the 1970s, his star was largely eclipsed by the end of the decade. However, he still managed to chart as late as 1994 with "Practice What You Preach," a #1 R&B hit for three weeks, proving that he could maintain a loyal fan base and win new fans as well.
  • Barry White was a big fan of The Simpsons. He recorded this song in a new version specifically made for "The Whacking Day" episode of the show. . >>
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    Guy - New York, NY
  • This was used in the TV shows It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ("The Gang Group Dates" - 2015),
    Supernatural ("Tall Tales" - 2007), and Ally McBeal ("Once In A Lifetime" - 1998).

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 28th 1974, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #51; and on September 15th, 1974 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...And on September 1st, 1974 it reached #1 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart... Was the first of three straight #1s on the R&B Singles chart; the other two were "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "What Am I Gonna Do with You" {he had a grand total of six #1 records on the R&B Singles chart, plus he had three more that peaked at #2}In 1993 Taylor Dayne covered it and released it as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" {she left off the 'Babe'}; her version peaked at #20 {for 2 weeks} on the Top 100...R.I.P. Mr. White, born Barry Eugene Carter, {1944 - 2003}.
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