Take a look at the below list of Barry Whites Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till. Barry White, widely known for his romantic image and distinctive baritone voice, is a three-time Granny Award winner. The singer’s greatest success came in the ‘70’s as a solo singer. He also created many soul, disco, and funk songs with the Love Unlimited Orchestra such as “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe.” In his career, Barry Whites achieved 106 gold albums globally, 41 of which attained platinum status. The musician has 10 platinum and 20 gold singles and in addition, his sales have exceeded 100 million worldwide. In fact, he is among the best selling artists worldwide. Rev, James Cleveland, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Elvis Presley are some of his influences.
List of Barry Whites Top 10 Songs of All Time
10. Satin Soul
Even though the song did not feature Barry Whites’ famous spoken voice, it is among the strongest hits the singer produced. The song, released in 1975, was successful on R&B and pop charts. After entering the music world, White produced his all-girl deuce-ace known as Love Unlimited Orchestra – a 40-piece strings orchestra, which served as a backing for him and Love Unlimited. The instrumental piece produced funky soul rhythm that is catchy and what’s more, fun to dance to – retro style.
9. You See the Trouble with Me
Mostly, a Barry White’s song will boast his provocative spoken voice or an instrumental opening. “You See the Trouble with Me” features the later, an infectious instrumental opening, which is also rhythmic. Written by White and Ray Parker (who produced numerous hits in the 1980’s such as the 1980’s hit film “Ghostbusters” theme track), the 1987 track was a great hit in the UK – it ranked at number 2 on the charts. In 2000, Black Legend, the European tribal house group did a cover version of the track which boasted heavy sampling without White’s permission. After the group’s lead vocalist re-produced the song, it hit number one on the UK charts. It also charted all over Europe.
8. What Am I Gonna Do With You
Produced in 1975, the song opens with Barry White singing and talking with faster repetition of “you got to do anything.”The song boasts a powerful beat, sexy lyrics and lively tempo. In addition, “What Am I Gonna Do with You” was the musician’s fifth top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
7. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me
When White performed the demo of “It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me” to his colleagues, they laughed. However, Barry believed that the song would turn out to be a great hit worldwide and he proceeded on to recording it. After its release, the song reached number one on the R&B charts and number four on Hot 100 chart. The song features a long musical intro, which features outstanding drums, bass, orchestral strings, and drums in a mix, on its opening part.
6. I’ve Got So Much to Give
A song that features brief instrumental solo – by Love Unlimited Orchestra – and Barry’s signature opening voice in the opening monologue, “I’ve Got So Much to Give” enabled Barry White to build up his sexual persona for his other recordings. In the song, which features firm saxophone in its background, White engages in a conversation with ladylove. What’s more, the song has a sexy beginning.
5. Love’s Theme
“Love’s Theme,” produced in 1973, featured the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The song, which also topped on the Billboard’s Hot 100 in the year 1974, is regarded influential to disco sound that became enormously big in the year that followed. “Love’s Theme” is among the few purely orchestrated and instrumental songs that reached number one on Billboard 100 – known as the pop chart featuring all music genres.
4. Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
White uses his deep sexy voice to open “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” with a monologue. Probably, he is talking about why the relationship with his lover has changed. What’s more, the song reached number one on Billboard Hot 100 chart. It boasts early disco-influenced beat and lush strings.
3. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything
White just talked it out in the opening part of “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” and then proceeded into the song. The song features upbeat tempo, deeply moving strings, and most importantly, beautiful lyrics. It reached number one on R&B charts, number one in the UK and number two on the US Hot 100.
2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
“I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby” features Barry himself. The song opens with a pillow talk monologue to the singer’s woman. As the song gets higher, the monologue climaxes and White proceeds into the song. Simply, the song is great!
1. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
The song starts with potently forceful musical introduction. Barry lets out a sigh and goes into “Oh baby, oh baby, my baby…” adding his standard sexy pillow talk. Later in 1997, Lisa Stanfield, British R&B singer who released hit songs in the United States earlier in 1990’s released a cover version of the same song. Her version hit number one on the US Dance Chart.
Barry White top wedding songs
1. It’s Only Love Doing It’s Thing
The track featured on Barry White album “The Man” is all about love. The Simply Red, a British soul band, also covered the song under a short title “It’s Only Love as the A-side of their third studio album “A New Flame.”
2. Walkin’ in the Rain (With the One I Love)
White wrote the song with lyrics inspired by conversions with Glodean James, one of the singers who later became his wife.
On whole, Barry White’s songs are good to recommend. They are great hip, soul and funk tracks. The singer’s voice also thrives with slower grooves that he managed to build around himself.