Barry White

Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

Composed by Barry White

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Barry White's wife served as the inspiration of his second number one hit, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe." The singer/songwriter/arranger/producer felt some pressure to continue his winning streak after having two consecutive gold albums (I've Got So Much to Give, Stone Gon') and the million-selling number one R&B/top three pop single "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby." The success took him from sleeping off the floor of his small office to purchasing two expensive homes in the San Fernando Valley. Wanting to get away from recording in Hollywood, White chose to record tracks for his third album at Whitney Recording Studios in suburban Glendale, CA. He applied his usual perfectionism to the track. After telling his usual rhythm section of Ray Parker Jr., Wah Wah Watson, Dean Parks, David T. Walker, drummer Ed Greene, and Wilton Felder of the Crusaders to take a break, he listened to the track for "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe." When the musicians returned, he instructed them in what changes to make. White had a well-earned reputation for listening to tracks and making the necessary changes to ensure that they'd be hits. He was often invited to various recording sessions to assess the music. The Maestro's skills took him to another level with the million-selling "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" holding the number one R&B spot for three weeks and topping the pop charts in fall 1974. The Can't Get Enough album went gold, hitting number one on both R&B and pop charts, while yielding another number one R&B single, "You're My First, The Last, My Everything."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Can't Get Enough 1974 Mercury / Def Jam / Island / PolyGram 4:34
Barry White's Greatest Hits 1975 Universal 4:30
No Image 1981 Unlimited Gold
Dance Classics, Vol. 5 1988
Various Artists
Arcade Music
Sounds of the Seventies: 1974 - Take Two 1991
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:46
Just for You 1992 Mercury / Casablanca 4:30
Hits of the 70's [Polygram Special Markets #1] 1993
Various Artists
Universal Special Products / PSM 4:32
Satin & Soul, Vol. 1: Best of Barry White 1994 VSOP
Soul Emotion [Alex] 1994
Various Artists
Alex 4:01
No Image 1994
Various Artists
Magnum
Disco Nights, Vol. 8: Dance Floor Hits 1995
Various Artists
Rebound Records 4:31
Billboard Hot Soul Hits: 1974 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 3:43
Love Ballads [Connoisseur Collection] 1995
Various Artists
3:58
25 Years of Number 1 Hits, Vol. 3 1996
Various Artists
Connoisseur
No Image 1996
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:44
Non-Stop Disco, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Polygram 4:04
Pure Disco, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Polydor / Polygram 3:55
Original Players of Love 1998
Various Artists
Simitar Distribution
R&B Relix: 1974-1975 1998
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution 4:31
Chart Toppers: R&B Hits of the 70s 1998
Various Artists
Priority Records
No Image 1998
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution
Esquire Soul Classics 1998
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:22
VH1 8-Track Flashback: Classic 70's Soul 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 3:44
No Image 1999 4:34
Body + Soul: Quiet Storm 1999
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:31
The Ultimate Collection [Mercury #1] 1999 Mercury
The Ultimate Collection [Universal - 2000] 2000 UTV 3:51
Body + Soul: Sweet Seduction 2000
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:31
Platinum R&B Party 2000
Various Artists
Sbme Special Mkts.
The 70's [Original TV Soundtrack] 2000
Original TV Soundtrack
Island / Polygram 3:53
The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Disco 2000
Various Artists
Polydor / Universal 4:03
Sounds of the Seventies: Dance Party - Disco Fever 2000
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
Whipped 2000
Original Soundtrack
Intermedia/TVT / TVT 3:52
Jammin' Gold 2000
Various Artists
Q Records / Atlantic 3:45
Jammin' Oldies 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:44
Capital Gold Legends 2001
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 4:01
Love Songs 2003 Polydor / Universal Music 4:27
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection 2003 Island 3:52
Die 70er Show, Vol. 2 2003
Various Artists
BMG 4:02
Respect: The Soul Generation Soundtrack 2003
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:01
The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] 2003 CCM 4:30
Back to Disco 2004
Various Artists
Universal International
New Woman Love Songs 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 4:03
No Image 2004 Mercury 4:03
Kiss Me One More Time 2005
Various Artists
Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd. 4:02
Naughty But Nice 2005
Various Artists
Family Recordings 3:59
Ultimate Collection [Germany] 2005 Mercury / Universal International 4:03
Soul Brothers: Isaac Hayes/Barry White/Marvin Gaye 2005
Various Artists
Madacy 3:25
Gold: The Very Best of Barry White 2005 Universal Distribution 4:03
Love Songs: Gold 2006
Various Artists
Hip-O 3:48
Dance Classics: The Ultimate Collection [Universal International] 2006
Various Artists
Universal International 4:01
Forever Barry White 2006 Madacy 3:25
Live in Germany 2006 Immortal 3:26
Live in Germany [DVD] 2006 Immortal
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Universal 4:04
Greatest Ever! Seventies 2007
Various Artists
Union Square Music 4:30
Number 1's: '70s Pop 2007
Various Artists
Hip-O / Universal 3:49
Best Disco in Town [Universal] 2007
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:00
Disco Fever, Vol. 1-4 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:43
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Brunswick / Universal
An Evening with Barry White 2007 Eagle Records 4:35
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Universal / Universal Distribution 3:51
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:00
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:00
Gold 2008 Hip-O / Universal Music 3:50
Die Hit Giganten: Hot Hits 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:51
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Universal 4:01
Number Ones 2009 Hip-O 3:21
Unlimited 2009 Hip-O / Strategic Marketing / Universal 5:04
Icon 2 2010 Hip-O 3:50
The Best of Soul Train 2010
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
Sweet Soul of the '70s [Time Life] 2011
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:46
The Best of Soul Train Live 2011
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:27
We Love the Nightlife 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:43
We Love the Nightlife: Shake Your Booty 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:43
5 Classic Albums 2014 Mercury 4:34
No Image
Various Artists
Koch / Universal 3:52
No Image
Various Artists
Polygram
Hold Me Close
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:53
No Image
Various Artists
Universal 3:52
Love: A Collection of Everlasting Love Songs
Various Artists
PolyGram 4:02
No Image
Various Artists
Razor & Tie
Romantically Yours
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:30
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