Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

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"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"
Barry White – Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe (single cover).jpg
Single by Barry White
from the album Can't Get Enough
B-side "Just Not Enough"
Released July 25, 1974
Format 7 inch vinyl
Recorded 1974
Genre Disco, soul
Length 3:28 (Single version)
4:31 (Album version)
Label Philips, 20th Century Fox
Songwriter(s) Barry White
Producer(s) 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)

"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)
Audio sample

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

White performed this song live on The Midnight Special in 1974, and on Soul Train on May 24, 1975.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 17
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[citation needed] 5
France (SNEP)[5] 57
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[9] 26
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 1

Taylor Dayne version[edit]

"Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
Taylor Dayne – Can't Get Enough of Your Love (single cover).jpg
CD Single Cover
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 Dance-pop, house
Length 4:25
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Barry White
Producer(s) 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)

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

In 1993 the song was covered by Taylor Dayne as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love". When Dayne submitted her planned third album to Arista Records, label president Clive Davis strongly suggested that she remake the Barry White classic to serve as the album's lead single (replacing Dayne's choice, the self-penned "I'll Wait" which was the planned title cut; the album's title was amended to Soul Dancing).

Produced by David Cole and Robert Clivillés of C+C Music Factory, Dayne's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" became a smash dance club hit, peaking at number two.[11] However, the track evinced a sharp drop in Dayne's profile on the Billboard Hot 100 with a number 20 peak; Dayne's first seven singles had all reached the top 10 but her eighth single "Heart of Stone" peaked at number 12. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" was her final top 40 hit with the follow-up single, "Send Me a Lover", being her last Hot 100 entry.

The track had more impact for Dayne internationally; in Australia, it spent three weeks at number two in August 1993 and was the 19th best-selling single of 1993. The song also reached number eight in Canada, where it was the 67th best-selling single of the year. Elsewhere, the song reached the top 20 in Flemish Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (Album version) – 4:25
  2. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (C+C extended club mix I) – 6:05
  3. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (C+C extended club mix II) – 6:46
  4. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (C+C special edition mix) – 6:12
  5. "Let's Spend the Night Together" – 5:35

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 29
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[14] 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[15] 8
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[16] 6
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[17] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[18] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 19
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[20] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[21] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 25
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 34
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[26] 20
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[27] 15
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[28] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[29] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Australia (ARIA)[30] 19
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[31] 67
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[32] 51
US Billboard Hot 100[33] 99

In popular culture[edit]

  • The Barry White recording was featured in the films Cookie (1989), Blast from the Past (1999), Down to You (2000), Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004), Robots (2005), and 16 Blocks (2006), where the song appeared on the soundtrack and, in the film, was heard during the closing credits.
  • The song appears in several episodes of the Fox TV series The Simpsons, most notably, during scenes in "Whacking Day" and "The Last Temptation of Homer". Barry White was a big fan of The Simpsons. He recorded a version specially for the episode "Whacking Day", in which he also appeared as a guest star. 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), performed by the band Afghan Whigs.
  • A parody of the song appears in an episode of the Nickelodeon series "Angry Beavers" called "Oh Baby". The singer, an anthropomorphic bear named Barry is a parody of White himself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 620. 
  2. ^ The Best of Soul Train Live (booklet). Time Life. 2011. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
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  8. ^ "Barry White Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
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  10. ^ "Barry White Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 71. 
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  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Taylor Dayne – Can't Get Enough of Your Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
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  15. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2200." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
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  17. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 2218." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
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  19. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Can't Get Enough of Your Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 35, 1993" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Taylor Dayne – Can't Get Enough of Your Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  22. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Taylor Dayne – Can't Get Enough of Your Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Taylor Dayne – Can't Get Enough of Your Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Taylor Dayne – Can't Get Enough of Your Love". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
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  26. ^ "Taylor Dayne Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  27. ^ "Taylor Dayne Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  28. ^ "Taylor Dayne Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  29. ^ "Taylor Dayne Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1993". ARIA. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  31. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1993". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  32. ^ "The RPM Top 100 A/C Tracks of 1993". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  33. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1993". Archived from the original on November 10, 2006. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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