“Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode

What the singer “just can’t get enough” of is love and affection from his significant other. This idea is plainly and effectively put forth throughout the entirety song. So tersely put, this track is a rather-simple display of the vocalist’s adoration for his significant other. For instance, he relishes tasks as mundane as “walking down the street” with his lady. Moreover “every time” he thinks about her, he is then compelled to initiate a meeting, as in having to see her in person. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Depeche Mode's Just Can’t Get Enough at Lyrics.org.

And basically she has an overall positive effect on his life, with her love ‘setting him free’. Indeed he likens her to “an angel” and comes off as if he feels generally fortunate to have her. And ultimately, his intent is to drive the point home that he can never grow weary of having this exceptional romantic partner by his side.

lyrics of “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode
The music video to “Just Can’t Get Enough” employed Clive Richardson as its director.

Facts about “Just Can’t Get Enough”

The label behind this song is Mute Records. And they decided to release “Just Can’t Get Enough” on 7 September 1981 as the third single from “Speak & Spell”, Depeche Mode’s maiden album.

This was in fact Depeche Mode’s, a band from the UK, first song released in the United States. And it performed admirably in America, making an appearance on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play listing.

The song also charted in a few other countries and peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart, marking Depeche Mode’s biggest hit in their homeland up until that point. Moreover it has been certified Gold in the United Kingdom.

Additionally “Just Can’t Get Enough” peaked at number four on the Kent Music Report in Australia. And almost 40 years later it still stands as Depeche Mode’s best-performing song in the Land Down Under.

Moreover “Just Can’t Get Enough” recharted in Belgium, as well as making its first appearance on the Netherlands’ prominent music charts, in 1985.

“Just Can’t Get Enough” was written by Depeche Mode member Vince Clark. And the entire band produced the tune in collaboration with Daniel Miller.

Vince Clark’s inspiration for penning this tune is said to have been another song, “To Cut a Long Story Short”, which the Spandau Ballet (another band from the UK) dropped in 1980.

Vince Clark was one of the founders of Depeche Mode. But he left the group before they reached the peak of their fame and influence. In fact “Just Can’t Get Enough” is the last song he wrote for usage by the band.

One group that has notably covered “Just Can’t Get Enough” is a girl band from the UK called The Saturdays. They did so in 2009.

In terms of its pop media usage, “Just Can’t Get Enough” has been featured in the movies “Summer Lovers” (1982) – that being the first time a Depeche Mode song was used in a film – and “The Wedding Singer” (1998). It has also been utilized on an episode of “Friends” (1996) and other popular TV shows.

Moreover fashion brand Gap used to the song for their 1999 “Everybody in Leather” advertisement.

This lyrics of this song have also been adopted by fans of the Celtic Football Club in the name of bigging up their squad (i.e. chanting), as well as being used by supporters of other professional soccer teams – such as the Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool – for the same purpose.

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