You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White

March 26, 2022

The song of the day today is “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White. Starting off strong with a sultry voiceover and sustaining its funky groove throughout, this song is everything disco from the first to the last note.

Fun Facts: 

  • Barry White was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1944. While growing up in Los Angeles, California, White often listened to classical music albums and played the piano.
  • White ran into some trouble as a youth and spent several months in jail for stealing car tires. While there, he heard Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now or Never” and credits this experience with transforming his life.
  • “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” was written by White, Tony Sepe, and Peter Radcliffe.
  • One of White’s greatest hits, it reached the number 2 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • The song was originally written by Radcliffe as a country song, but it was re-imagined by White as a disco track with new lyrics.
  • “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” was certified Gold in 1974.
  • The song was included in several films, including Money Talks. For the film’s soundtrack, White teamed up with Faith Evans to record an alternative version of the song.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

We got it together didn’t we?

We’ve definitely got our thing together, don’t we baby?

Isn’t that nice?

I mean, really, when you really sit and think about it

Isn’t it really, really nice?

I can easily feel myself slipping more and more ways

That super world of my own

Nobody but you and me

We’ve got it together baby

Ahh, the first, my last, my everything

And the answer to all my dreams

You’re my sun, my moon, my guiding star

My kind of wonderful, that’s what you are

I know there’s only, only one like you

There’s no way, they could have made two

You’re all I’m living for

Your love I’ll keep forevermore

You’re the first, you’re the last, my everything

In you, I’ve found so many things

A love so new only you could bring

Can’t you see if you

You make me feel this way

You’re like a first morning dew

On a brand new day

I see so many ways that I

Can love you, ’til the day I die

You’re my reality, yet I’m lost in a dream

You’re the first, the last, my everything

I know there’s only, only one like you

There’s no way they could have made two

Girl, you’re my reality

But I’m lost in a dream

You’re the first, you’re the last, my everything

You and me baby

Just you and me

Ya you are the first, the last

My everything

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