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Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

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B-side  "Just Not Enough"
Format  7 inch vinyl
Genre  Disco, soul
Released  July 25, 1974
Recorded  1974
Length  3:28 (Single version) 4:31 (Album version)

"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.


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

Taylor Dayne version

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.

Track listing

  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

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.
  • References

    Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe Wikipedia

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