Barry White

Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

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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 4:30
Barry White's Greatest Hits 1975 Casablanca / Universal / Mercury 4:31
No Image 1981 Unlimited Gold
Barry White: The Collection 1988 Polygram / UMVD 4:02
Sounds of the Seventies: 1974 - Take Two 1991
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:46
Just for You 1992 Mercury / Casablanca 4:30
No Image 1992 K-Tel Distribution
Satin & Soul, Vol. 1: Best of Barry White 1994 VSOP
Soul Emotion [Alex] 1994
Various Artists
4:01
Back to Back: Their Greatest Hits 1995 Rebound Records 3:25
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
All-Time Greatest Hits 1995 Mercury 3:52
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Rhino
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Excelsior Recordings
Let the Music Play [Spectrum Music] 1995 Spectrum Music 4:02
Love Ballads [Connoisseur Collection] 1995
Various Artists
3:58
25 Years of Number 1 Hits, Vol. 3 1996
Various Artists
Connoisseur
No Image 1996 Excelsior Recordings
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 3:22
R&B Relix: 1974-1975 1998
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution / Eclipse Music Group 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
No Image 1998
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 4:31
En Gång Till! 1974 1998
Various Artists
Columbia 4:00
VH1 8-Track Flashback: Classic 70's Soul 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 3:44
Body + Soul: Quiet Storm 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 4:31
Can't Get Enough of Your Love (Remix) 1999 Universal Distribution
Gold [Itermusic] 1999 Intermusic 4:30
The Ultimate Collection [Mercury #2] 1999 Mercury 4:03
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
Legacy Rock Artifacts Series / Sony Music Distribution 3:48
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
Respect: The Soundtrack to the Soul Generation 2000
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:03
Whipped 2000
Original Soundtrack
Intermedia / TVT 3:52
Jammin' Gold 2000
Various Artists
Q Records / Atlantic 3:45
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:44
Capital Gold Legends 2001
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 4:01
Love Songs 2003 UMTV / Universal Distribution 0:00
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection 2003 Island 3:52
Respect: The Soul Generation Soundtrack 2003
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:01
The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] 2003 CCM 4:30
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
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 0:00
Greatest Ever! Seventies 2007
Various Artists
Union Square Music 4:30
Number 1's: '70s Pop 2007
Various Artists
Hip-O 3:50
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Universal / Universal Distribution 3:53
Gold 2008 Hip-O 3:50
Nostalgie La Legende: 20ème Anniversaire 2008
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 4:03
Pure Disco [Universal] 2008
Various Artists
Universal Music Group 3:47
Sounds of the 70's Generation 2008
Various Artists
Destra 4:01
Number Ones 2009 Hip-O
Unlimited 2009 Hip-O 5:04
Icon 2010 A&M / Island / Mercury 3:50
Icon 2 2010 Hip-O 3:50
Sweet Soul of the '70s [Time Life] 2011
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:46
We Love the Nightlife 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:43
5 Classic Albums 2014 Mercury 4:33
Love's Theme: The Best of the 20th Century Records Singles 2018 Mercury / Universal 3:21
The Complete 20th Century Singles (1973-1979) 2018 Mercury / Universal 3:21
The 20th Century Records Albums 1973-1979 2018 Def Jam / Island 4:31
Best of the 70's, Vol. 8
Various Artists
Polygram
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe Mercury / Universal 3:21
Hits of The 70's [Universal]
Various Artists
Universal Special Products / PSM 4:32
No Image
Various Artists
Polygram
No Image
Various Artists
Universal 3:52
No Image
Various Artists
Razor & Tie
Matt Preston Presents Music From Another Platter Sony Music Entertainment 4:28
Romantically Yours
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 4:30