I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby

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"I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby"
I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby45.jpg
single cover
Single by Barry White
from the album I've Got So Much to Give
B-side "I've Got So Much to Give"
Released April 1973
Format 7" single
Genre Disco, R&B
Length 3:58 (single edit)
7:11 (album version)
Label 20th Century Records
Songwriter(s) Barry White
Producer(s) Barry White
Barry White singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby"
(1973)
"I've Got So Much to Give"
(1973)
"I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby"
(1973)
"I've Got So Much to Give"
(1973)
Alternative cover
Dutch version with alternative b-side
Dutch version with alternative b-side

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

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 of the Crusaders and Nathan East; and vibes player Gary Coleman.[1] 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[2] and reached number 23 on the UK singles chart. The single was also certified gold by the RIAA for sales of one million copies. The track is also featured in the films LOL , Walking with Dinosaurs and in the series "Friends" in the episode starring Denise Richards.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 26
Canada (RPM)[4] 10
France (SNEP)[5] 37
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 21
New Zealand (Listener)[7] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 3
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[10] 27
US Best Selling Soul Singles (Billboard)[11] 1
US Cash Box Top 100[12] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Rank
Australia 182
Canada[13] 97
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 33
US Cash Box [15] 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic Song Review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 620. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book (1940–1969). Turramurra: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. 
  4. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 19, No. 22, July 14 1973". RPM. Walt Grealis. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 38, 1973" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  7. ^ [ Flavour of New Zealand, 13 August 1973]
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "Barry White Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  10. ^ "Barry White Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "Barry White – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  12. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, June 23, 1973
  13. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (February 8, 2017). "Image : RPM Weekly". 
  14. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  15. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 29, 1973

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Leaving Me" by The Independents
Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles number-one single
May 26, 1973 – June 2, 1973
Succeeded by
"One of a Kind (Love Affair)" by The Spinners