"Can't Hide Love" was written by Skip Scarborough and was originally recorded as "You Can't Hide Love" as the debut single of Creative Source in 1973. It was included on Earth, Wind & Fire's live album Gratitude (1975). "Can't Hide Love" was released as a single by Columbia Records (1976) and reached #11 on the US Soul and #39 on US Pop Singles charts. The song was also Grammy nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).
"Can't Hide Love" has been covered by artists including Victor Wooten, Nancy Wilson, Saul Williams, Wayman Tisdale, Dionne Warwick, Bobby Tench with Hummingbird on their album Diamond Nights, Carmen McRae on her album Can't Hide Love (1976, LP), D'Angelo and Patti LaBelle on her album Live (1992).
In 1986, smooth jazz saxophonist Najee performed a cover of the song from his debut album "Najee's Theme".
Prince and Mary J. Blige performed "Can't Hide Love" when appearing on stage together in 2008. This song has been sampled by artists including Raheem DeVaughn on the song "Guess Who Loves You More" from his album The Love Experience (2005). Esperanza Spalding quoted part of the song in her arrangement of "Jazz Ain't Nothin But Soul" that appears on her 2012 album Radio Music Society.