How sweet it is! The James Taylor track of that name with Carly Simon vocals and a David Sanborn sax solo went to Number 5 on the Billboard in , dominating radio and adding a sweet voice to the din of the turbulent mids. Russ and I had been really close for years. I think we had the same taste for the most part. When Waronker got negative, Titelman calmed him down.
I needed someone to understand my ups and down, there you were. With sweet love and devotion, deeply touching my emotion. How sweet it is to be loved by you. I just wanna stop and thank you babyyyy. I love my sweet Nicholas so much : everything about him is wonderful and amazing and he is just so perfect to me. David has been the greatest blessing God has ever given me. He is kind, patient, so incredibly loving, honest, caring, compassionate, genuine, respectful, sassy, pure of heart, and hilariously funny.
The track was far from his first on the Motown label but it did have the most chart success among the singles he had released up to that point, peaking at no. We hesitate to call it his most recognizable song—because he's had an unusual number of tracks that have become cultural standards compared to most in his era—but "I wanna stop and thank ya baby" is an instantly recognizable line. Enough so that a number of performers have tried their hands at the song over the last five decades.
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