7 of Barry White's best songs ever

28 December 2017, 15:36

Barry White

Barry White was one of the most successful soul and disco artists of the 1970s, and his music still lives on over 10 years after his death in 2003.

Barry sold over 100 million records during his career, and we've picked just a handful of his very best:

1. 'Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe'

Released in 1974, this became one of Barry's signature songs, and reached the top spot in the US. We particularly love his appearance in The Simpsons, where he recorded a special version of the song.

2. 'You're the First, the Last, My Everything'

Also released in 1974, this song was originally written over 21 years previously by Peter Radcliffe as a country song, before Barry totally reworked it and took it to number one in the UK.

3. 'Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up'

Barry scored a top 10 hit with this song from his second album in 1973. Lisa Stansfield later had a UK top 40 hit with a cover version over two decades later.

4. 'I'm Gonna Love You Just a Bit More, Baby'

If there's ever going to be one song to get you into the mood for lurve, then this is it. Barry's seductive track reached number three in the US, and has been used in various TV shows and movies over the years.

5. 'You See the Trouble With Me'

Released in 1976, this song was actually a collaboration with Ray Parker Jr, who would go on to score a huge hit with 'Ghostbusters'. Dance act Black Legend took a cover version to number one in the UK in 2000.

6. 'Just the Way You Are'

Billy Joel's song was already a brilliant love song, but Barry put his own disco spin on it in 1979. It's pretty darn tough trying to choose which version is best!

7. 'It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me'

Another seductive anthem from Barry, this song would later get sampled by Robbie Williams on 'Rock DJ', taking it to number one in 2000.