You're the First, the Last, My Everything

Album: Can't Get Enough (1974)
Charted: 1 2
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  • White's friend Peter Radcliffe started writing this as a Country song called "You're My First, You're My Last, My In-Between," but he couldn't get it recorded for 21 years.
  • White recorded this as a Disco song, keeping most of the structure and two-thirds the title, but he rewrote the lyrics. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2
  • This was used in TV commercials for Black Cherry Vanilla Coke. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
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Comments: 7

  • Mark from Oakland, CaThis song is one of the finest of the entire disco era..........and Barry White WAS and IS a god. Those of you who love this song might appreciate the rendition Barry did with Pavarotti. It's gorgeous and speaks to the vast appeal of Barry's music. Here's the link to the video. Enjoy.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 29th 1974, "You're My First, The Last, My Everything" by Barry White peaked at #2 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on October 27th and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #1 (for 1 week) on January 18th, 1975 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    And on December 7th, 1974 it also reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    The two weeks it was at #2 on the Top 100; the #1 record was "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Elton John...
    R.I.P Mr. White, born Barry Eugene Carter, (1944 - 2003).
  • Michael Scott from Punta Gorda, FlWeren't the seventies great! The song reminds me of a perfect love like that Jesus had of GOD. The song Debby Boone sang is like a female equivalent.
  • Samuel from Kilsyth, United KingdomBarry IS THE FIRST, AND LAST,OUR EVERYTHING,he had that VOICE,that would give out EVERYTHING he felt,to anyone (who is/or was) touched by LOVE, he Certainly Knew how to Deliver that DISTINCTIVE sound, that melted many hearts,god bless,one of our GREATEST singers, his music will go on, and on,WE THANK YOU, Mr BARRY WHITE.
  • Stormy from Kokomo, InFirst off - Caitlin from New Jersey: You would have LOVED the disco era! It was the best time in my life and I'm 59 years old! There were dance clubs EVERYWHERE and EVERYONE danced! It seems like alot of today's DJs "diss" the disco era (i.e. Bob and Tom, etc.), but disco MADE these guys! This song was also featured on an episode of "Ally McBeal" with Barry singing this directly to one of the cast members at a club. I would think that this would be a popular wedding reception song.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, NjBarry White is not only a legend of disco ( wish I could've been around in the 70s) but music all together. He's the king of love songs. They're sweet and sentimental, but not disgustingly mushy. Not trashy, but loving. This is my favorite song by him. RIP BARRY, WE MISS YOU!
  • Anthony from Clearwater, FlNobody performed love songs like Barry White. He has no peers.
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