I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby

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"I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby"
Side A of US vinyl single
Single by Barry White
from the album I've Got So Much to Give
B-side"Just a Little More Baby"
"Standing in the Shadows of Love" (France)
"I've Got So Much to Give" (Germany)
ReleasedApril 1973
GenreSoul, R&B
Length3:58 (single edit)
7:11 (album version)
Label20th Century Records
Songwriter(s)Barry White
Producer(s)Barry White
Barry White singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby"
"I've Got So Much to Give"

"I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" is a song written, produced and recorded by Barry White.

Released in the spring of 1973 as the first single from his 1973 debut album I've Got So Much to Give, the song was a number-one hit on the US R&B chart for two weeks, peaked at number three on the Billboard Pop Singles chart[1] and reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was also certified gold by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.


Barry White in 1974

White recorded three song demos of himself singing and playing the piano, and he told his business partner Larry Nunes about the song, who convinced White to re-record and release it. Appearing with White on the recording session for the song were guitarists Ray Parker Jr., Wah Wah Watson, Dean Parks, and David T. Walker; drummer Ed Greene; bassists Wilton Felder and Nathan East; and vibes player Gary Coleman.[2]


The single earned the gold certification (1,000,000 units sold) from the Recording Industry Association of America on June 6, 1973.[3] Food writer Adrian Miller in his 2013 book Soul Food declared the song as his "personal choice" of songs by Barry White whenever a hot sauce, which Miller said "is about seduction", would come to mind.[4]

Usage in the media[edit]

In 2020, Summer Walker recorded a cover of the song for Birds of Prey: The Album.[5] Additionally, the Barry White version appears in the film. The song also appears in an episode of Friends and has appeared in many films and comedy sketches involving seductive or sexual scenes.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 26
Canada (RPM)[7] 10
France (SNEP)[8] 37
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 14
New Zealand (Listener)[11] 17
UK Singles (OCC)[12] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 3
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[14] 27
US Best Selling Soul Singles (Billboard)[15] 1
US Cash Box Top 100[16] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Rank
Australia 182
Canada[17] 97
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 33
US Cash Box [19] 93

Other versions[edit]

In 1974, reggae artist Lloyd Charmers released a cover version in the UK on Trojan Records' subsidiary label Harry J (catalogue number HJ6662). [20]

In 2009, saxophonist Boney James covered the song for his album Send One Your Love.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 620.
  2. ^ allmusic Song Review
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Miller, Adrian (2013). "Hot Sauce: The Best Medicine Ever?". Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time. p. 209. ISBN 978-1-4696-0762-7. LCCN 2013002823.
  5. ^ D'souza, Shaad. "Listen to Birds Of Prey: The Album feat. Summer Walker, Doja Cat, Normani, more". Faded. Published 6 February 2020
  6. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book (1940–1969). Turramurra: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-44439-5.
  7. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 19, No. 22, July 14 1973". RPM. Walt Grealis. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "Accès direct à ces Artistes: Barry White" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original (select "Barry WHITE" and then click "Go") on September 20, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 38, 1973" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  10. ^ "Barry White – I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  11. ^ [ Flavour of New Zealand, 13 August 1973]
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  13. ^ "Barry White Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  14. ^ "Barry White Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  15. ^ "Barry White – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  16. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, June 23, 1973". Archived from the original on June 9, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  17. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (February 8, 2017). "Image : RPM Weekly". Library and Archives Canada.
  18. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  19. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 29, 1973". Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  20. ^ "Lloyd Charmers – I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More / Have I Sinned". Discogs. Retrieved July 6, 2022.