Songs That Inspired That Love Podcast: Never Too Much by Luther Vandross
"Never Too Much" is a 1981 song by the American singer-songwriter Luther Vandross. It was released as the lead single from his debut album of the same name. The song's lyrics revolve around a man expressing his love and devotion to his significant other, declaring that he can never get enough of her.
The track opens with a series of energetic, syncopated piano chords that set the upbeat tone of the song. Vandross then launches into the first verse, singing in his signature smooth, soulful style. He declares that he has searched the world over but has never found someone as wonderful as his lover. He then repeats the song's title in the chorus, emphasizing that his love for her knows no bounds.
Throughout the song, Vandross continues to express his adoration for his significant other, stating that he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. He also acknowledges that their relationship may not always be easy, but he is willing to work through any obstacles that come their way.
The instrumentation of "Never Too Much" is lively and upbeat, featuring a mix of funk, disco, and soul elements. The use of horns, bass, and percussion creates a danceable groove that perfectly complements Vandross's vocals.
The song was a commercial success, reaching the top ten on the Billboard R&B chart and peaking at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also helped establish Vandross as a solo artist after years of working as a backup singer and session musician.
"Never Too Much" remains a beloved classic in the R&B and soul genres, with its catchy melody and heartfelt lyrics resonating with listeners to this day. Its message of unbridled love and devotion continues to inspire couples around the world, making it a timeless anthem for romance and commitment.