Just Can't Get Enough

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Just Can't Get Enough
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Blackwing Studios (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:41 (7“ version)
6:46 (12“ version)
Tempo
128 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
C Major
Engineering
Eric Radcliffe
John Fryer
Originally released
September 18, 1981
Played live
613 times *
Total live plays
682 times *

Notes

Author Jonathan Miller reported: "According to Deb Danahay, the song is about Vince's infatuation from afar with a particularly striking young lady who was often seen around Basildon at the time - not that the reserved songwriter ever made his feelings known to the girl in question."

When Depeche Mode was interviewed about the songs on the '101' CD for the April 1989 issue of French magazine 'Best', Dave Gahan said (translated from French):

"It's a perpetual subject of discussion in the band. Every time we go on tour, we're wondering if we should play 'Just Can't Get Enough.' Since it's a Vince Clarke song - who is no longer in the band - and it is so different from what we're doing now, we're still hesitant about it. But at the same time, it was our very first hit and the audience would be disappointed if we did not play it. I do not want to appear to be ignoring it, because it's a good pop song, but I do have to admit that it does not really excite me anymore to sing it."

Hand-written lyrics by Vince Clarke

Dave Gahan discussed Just Can't Get Enough and its music video in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2017:

Dave Gahan: I was maybe 18, almost 19. The punk thing had just kind of ended, but there were still a few people who were hanging out in the clubs in London, who were trying to play music that you could dance to a bit more that wasn’t so violent, and “Just Can’t Get Enough” became one of those. We had a group of friends at the time who would go to these different clubs, dressed like we were in the video, sort of leather-y stuff.

EW: Was that your first real music video? It’s hard to tell if those are your real girl friends, or just good casting.

Dave Gahan: I think it was, yeah. The girls, one was Budgie’s girlfriend from Siouxsie and the Banshees, then a couple were models, and they were a little older than us, so it was kind of exciting to have them dance around us. The video leaves a lot to be desired. When I look at it I’m like, [covering his eyes] “Oh my God.” But that’s kind of what videos were then — low budget. And the little performance parts are kind of cool. The acting stuff’s terrible of course. [Laughs]

EW: How did you feel when the Gap used the song for that ad in the late ’90s?

Dave Gahan: The thing is, the song is written by Vince Clarke, who was in the band for like five minutes, and went on to be part of Yaz and Erasure. But that album [Speak & Spell] was very much a Vince Clarke album, and he owns the rights to that song of course, so it’s been in so many commercials and it pops up. I remember we went to his publisher’s at the time and they sat us all down and they said, “You know, Vince, you’re going to be driving a Rolls Royce when these lot are still on a tandem,” pointing to me and [bandmates] Martin [Gore] and Fletch [Andy Fletcher]. And it probably was true! I think that song has kept him in cornflakes for many years. [Laughs][1]

Lyrics


Just Can't Get Enough

When I'm with you baby

I go out of my head

And I just can't get enough

And I just can't get enough


All the things you do to me

And everything you said

I just can't get enough

I just can't get enough


We slip and slide as we fall in love

And I just can't seem to get enough of


We walk together

We're walking down the street

And I just can't get enough

And I just can't get enough


Every time I think of you

I know we have to meet

And I just can't get enough

I just can't get enough


It's getting hotter

It's a burning love

And I just can't seem to get enough of


And when it rains

You're shining down for me

And I just can't get enough

And I just can't get enough


Just like a rainbow

You know you set me free

And I just can't get enough

And I just can't get enough


You're like an angel

And you give me your love

And I just can't seem to get enough of


Songwriter: Vince Clarke
Publishing Information: ©1981 Musical Moments Ltd./Sony Music Publishing Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Music video

Dates with available recordings of Just Can't Get Enough

There are currently 368 recordings of Just Can't Get Enough available.

Dates where Just Can't Get Enough was played

1980 Tour

To the best of our knowledge, Just Can't Get Enough is confirmed to have been played only once during this tour, at the below concert.

1981 Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 22 times during this tour.

1982 See You Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 38 times during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 47 times during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 47 times during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 80 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 75 times during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 40 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Just Can't Get Enough was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Just Can't Get Enough was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Just Can't Get Enough was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Just Can't Get Enough was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 64 times during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Just Can't Get Enough was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

Just Can't Get Enough was played 69 times during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Just Can't Get Enough was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

Just Can't Get Enough was played 79 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Just Can't Get Enough was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 106 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

Just Can't Get Enough was played 14 times during this tour.

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List of Speak & Spell songs

 


1981-1985: Dreaming of MeNew LifeJust Can't Get EnoughSee YouThe Meaning Of LoveLeave in SilenceGet The Balance Right!Everything CountsLove In ItselfPeople Are PeopleMaster And ServantBlasphemous RumoursSomebodyShake The DiseaseIt's Called A Heart
1986-1989: StrippedBut Not TonightA Question Of LustA Question Of TimeStrangeloveNever Let Me Down AgainBehind The WheelLittle 15Route 66Personal Jesus
1990-1999: Enjoy The SilencePolicy of TruthWorld In My EyesI Feel YouWalking In My ShoesCondemnationIn Your RoomBarrel Of A GunIt's No GoodHomeUselessOnly When I Lose Myself
2000-2009: Dream OnI Feel LovedFreeloveGoodnight LoversPreciousA Pain That I'm Used ToSuffer WellJohn the RevelatorLilianMartyrWrongPeaceFragile TensionHole To Feed
2010-2017: HeavenSoothe My SoulWhere's The RevolutionGoing BackwardsCover Me
1992-1998: Faith HealerDriftingStalkerMissing Piece
2000-2008: Strange HoursJezebelPreyAllelujah
2003-2008: Dirty Sticky FloorsI Need YouBottle LivingHold OnA Little PieceKingdomSaw SomethingDeeper And Deeper
2012-2015: Longest DayTake Me Back HomeAll Of This And NothingShine
1989-2003: CompulsionStardustLoverman
2012: SpockSingle BlipAftermaths


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