Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
|"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"|
|Single by Barry White|
|from the album Can't Get Enough|
|B-side||"Just Not Enough"|
|Released||July 25, 1974|
|Format||7 inch vinyl|
|Length||3:28 (Single version)
4:31 (Album version)
|Label||Philips, 20th Century Fox|
|Barry White singles chronology|
"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 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.
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot Soul Singles||1|
Taylor Dayne version
|"Can't Get Enough of Your Love"|
CD Single Cover
|Single by Taylor Dayne|
|from the album Soul Dancing|
|B-side||"Let's Spend the Night Together"|
|Released||June 10, 1993 |
|Producer(s)||David Cole, Robert Clivillés|
|Taylor Dayne singles chronology|
In 1993 the song was covered – as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" – by Taylor Dayne. 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 #2. However, the track evinced a sharp drop in Dayne's profile on the Billboard Hot 100 with a #20 peak; Dayne's first seven singles had all reached the Top Ten but her eighth single "Heart of Stone" peaked at #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 #2 in August 1993.
- "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (Album version) – 4:25
- "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (C+C extended club mix I) – 6:05
- "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (C+C extended club mix II) – 6:46
- "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (C+C special edition mix) – 6:12
- "Let's Spend the Night Together" – 5:35
|US Billboard Hot 100||20|
|US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||14|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||2|
|UK Singles Chart||14|
|Australian Singles Chart||2|
|Japanese Orican Singles Chart||6|
|Swiss Singles Chart||17|
|Austrian Singles Chart||29|
|Dutch Singles Chart||9|
|Swedish Singles Chart||34|
|German Singles Chart||56|
|US Billboard Hot 100||99|
In popular culture
- The Barry White recording was featured in the films Cookie (1989), 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.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 620.
- The Best of Soul Train Live (booklet). Time Life. 2011.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 71.
- "Billboard Top 100 – 1993". Archived from the original on 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
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