Song of the Day #4,823: ‘Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe’ – Barry White

Closing out my three weeks on the albums of 1974 is Barry White’s Can’t Get Enough. This was White’s third album and his only one to top the Billboard 200.

Between 1973 and 1975, White released his first four albums and saw every one top the R&B chart. Six of the 10 albums he released in the 70s did so, and nine of the 10 went Gold or Platinum.

Can’t Get Enough is short and sweet, running just seven songs and 31 minutes. Ten of those minutes are dedicated to ‘I Can’t Believe You Love Me,’ a mostly spoken-word track that closes side one. The opening and closing tracks are short instrumentals.

That leaves just four proper songs, and the album owes its success to the fact that two of them are White’s best-known hits: ‘You’re the First, the Last, My Everything’ and ‘Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe.’ The latter, today’s SOTD, is the only Barry White tune to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Stay tuned in the coming months for the next installment of the Decades series, which will bring us to 1984, the year I turned 12. I’m really looking forward to that one!

[Intro: Talking]
I’ve heard people say that
Too much of anything is not good for you, baby
But
I don’t know about that
As many times as we’ve loved and
We’ve shared love and made love, it’s (well, well)
It doesn’t seem to me like it’s enough (ahh, yeah yeah)
There’s just not enough of it
There’s just not enough

[Intro]
Oh oh, babe
Oh babe

[Chorus]
My darling, I
Can’t get enough of your love, babe
Girl, I don’t know, I don’t know why
Can’t get enough of your love, babe

[Verse 1]
Oh, some things I can’t get used to
No matter how I try
It’s like the more you give, the more I want
And baby, that’s no lie
Oh no, babe
Tell me
What can I say?
What am I gonna do?
How should I feel when everything is you?
What kind of love is this that you’re givin’ me?
Is it in your kiss or just because you’re sweet?

[Pre-Chorus]
Girl, all I know
Is every time you’re here
I feel the change, huh
Somethin’ moves
I scream your name
Look what you got me doin’

[Chorus]
Darling, I
Can’t get enough of your love, babe
Girl, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why
I can’t get enough of your love, babe
Oh no, babe

[Verse 2]
Girl, if I could only make you see
And make you understand
Girl, your love for me is all I need
And more than I can stand
Oh well, babe
How can I explain all the things I feel?
You’ve given me so much
Girl, you’re so unreal, still
I keep loving you
More and more each time
Girl, what am I gonna do
Because you’re blowin’ my mind

[Pre-Chorus]
I get the same old feelin’
Every time you’re here
I feel the change
Somethin’ moves
I scream your name
Look what you got me doin’

[Chorus]
Darling, I
Can’t get enough of your love, babe
Oh no, babe

[Interlude]
Baby, it didn’t take
All of my life to find you
But you can believe it’s gonna take the rest of my life
To keep you
Ohh, ohh babe
Ehhhhhhhhhh

[Chorus]
My darling, I
Can’t get enough of your love, babe
Girl, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why
Can’t get enough of your love, babe

[Outro]
Oh my darling, I
Can’t get enough of your love, babe
Oh, babe
Girl, I don’t know, I don’t know why
I can’t get enough of your love, babe
Whuuuuuuuuuuuu
Darling, I
Can’t get enough of your love, babe

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,823: ‘Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe’ – Barry White

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Enjoyed the dive into 1974, and I too am looking forward to 1984, which, at 17, was probably at or near the apex of my knowledge of popular music.

  2. Peg says:

    I love Barry White’s voice ❤️

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