Barry White Sings for Someone You Love

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Barry White Sings for Someone You Love
Studio album by Barry White
Released August 30, 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Soul, funk
Length 40:30
Label 20th Century Records
Producer Barry White
Barry White chronology
Is This Whatcha Wont?
(1976)
Barry White Sings for Someone You Love
(1977)
The Man
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]

Barry White Sings for Someone You Love is the self-produced seventh album by soul singer Barry White, released in 1977 on the 20th Century label.

History[edit]

The album topped the R&B albums chart, White's first to do so since 1975. It also reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200, his second to reach the top ten. The album was a success, yielding two Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me", which peaked at No. 1, and "Playing Your Game, Baby". "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" was also a hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #4. A third single, "Oh, What a Night for Dancing", reached No. 13 on the R&B chart and No. 24 on the pop chart. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on September 24, 1996 by Mercury Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Playing Your Game, Baby"   Austin Johnson, Smeed Hudman 7:12
2. "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me"   Nelson Pigford, Ekundayo Paris 7:00
3. "You're So Good You're Bad"   Aaron Schroeder, Jerry Ragovoy 6:15
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
4. "I Never Thought I'd Fall in Love with You"   Ronald Edward Coleman 4:48
5. "You Turned My Whole World Around"   Frank Wilson, Danny Pearson 7:49
6. "Oh, What a Night for Dancing"   Barry White, Vance Wilson 3:48
7. "Of All the Guys in the World"   Barry White, Danny Pearson 3:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 8
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
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US
R&B

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US
Dan

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UK
[4]
1977 "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" 4 1 5 40
"Playing Your Game, Baby" 101 8
1978 "Oh, What a Night for Dancing" 24 13

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. Barry White Sings for Someone You Love > review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Barry White Sings for Someone You Love > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Barry White". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  4. ^ "UK Charts > Barry White". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 

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