Never Too Much chords



You can learn how to play Never Too Much by Luther Vandross!

Luther Vandross’s Never Too Much is so commonly found on the cover bands’ setlist that it can only be compared to Respect, Mustang Sally, I Feel Good, All Night Long, and Valerie.

If you want to be a working guitarist, playing the correct chords for Never Too Much is a must! We’ll look at them with lyrics as well as dissect the meaning of the actual chord progression below.

Released in 1981, this was Luther Vandross’s lead single from his debut album, it went straight in at #1 and got nominated for two Grammy Awards. On the good old best 500 song list it claimed the #466 spot.

Still played on the radio and by DJs, it is perhaps the weekend warrior soul band that has made this song their own, few weddings have a band that avoids Never Too Much, so you simply must learn it.


Never Too Much chords and lyrics


| A11 Ab11 A11 Bb11 |
||: B11 | B11 | Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 :|| x4

| B11 | B11 |
I can’t fool myself, I don’t want nobody else to ever love me.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 |
You are my shinin’ star, my guiding light, my love fantasy.
| B11 | B11 |
There’s not a minute, hour, day or night that I don’t love you.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 |
You’re at the top of my list ’cause I’m always thinkin’ of you.

| B11 | B11 |
I still remember in the days when I was scared to touch you.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 |
How I spent my day dreamin’ plannin’ how to say I love you.
| B11 | B11 |
You must have known that I had feelings deep enough to swim in.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 A11 | 2/4 B9omit3 | 4/4
That’s when you opened up your heart and you told me to come in.

||: Em7 | Em7 Em7/F# | G | A B9omit3 :||
Oh, my love. A thousand kisses from you is never too much.
I just don’t wanna stop.
Oh, my love. A million days in your arms is never too much.
| Em7 | Em7 Em7/F# | G | A6 N.C | N.C A11 | 3/4 Ab11 A11 Bb11 | 4/4
I just don’t wanna stop. Too much, never too much, never too much, never too much.

||: B11 | B11 | Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 :||

| B11 | B11 |
Woke up today, looked at your picture just to get me started.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 |
I called you up, but you weren’t there and I was broken hearted.
| B11 | B11 |
Hung up the phone, can’t be too late, the boss is so demandin’.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 |
Opened the door up and to my surprise, there you were standin’.

| B11 | B11 |
Well, who needs to go to work to hustle for another dollar.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 |
I’d rather be with you ’cause you make my heart scream and holler.
| B11 | B11 |
Love is a gamble and I’m so glad that I’m winnin’.
| Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 A11 | 2/4 B9omit3 | 4/4
We’ve come a long way and yet this is only the beginnin’.

||: Em7 | Em7 Em7/F# | G | A B9omit3 :||
Oh, my love. A thousand kisses from you is never too much.
(Never too much, never too much, never too much) I just don’t wanna stop.
Oh, my love. A million days in your arms is never too much.
(Never too much, never too much, never too much) And I just don’t wanna stop.
Oh, my love. A thousand kisses from you is never.
Never, never, never (never too much, never too much, never too much). I just don’t wanna stop.
Oh, my love. A million days in your arms is never too much.


Never Too Much chord progression

In the key of D/Bm, Never Too Much heavily relies on other chords from these keys. By disguising that the B is minor and extending the other chords, we get a slick-sounding chord progression which we must break down section per section to get to terms with.

We even have to look at how these chords could be named in different ways in order to fully understand what is going on here. Let’s start with the intro.

Similar to Sir Duke, we have the same chord moving chromatically, but instead of being a 9, it’s a bigger chord. Depending on who you ask, these chords may be described using different names so let’s look at three possibilities.

  • A11Ab11A11Bb11
  • G/AGb/AbG/AAb/Bb
  • A9sus4Ab9sus4A9sus4Bb9sus4

What’s important to understand with all these chords is that seen from the bass note, there is no 3rd. So when the next chord arrives, which could be described as a B11, A/B or B9sus4, we don’t have a 3rd, should there be one, it’s minor.

Next, we have a progression that is also the verse, it looks like this:

||: B11 | B11 | Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 Em7 A11 :||

Remember the B11 doesn’t have a 3rd, it’s a minor chord should you want to add one as a chord fill.

Gmaj7 could also be a Gmaj9. A11, or whatever you prefer calling it should be played in the same way as the B11, just a tone below.

The chorus is easier to get along with, even though there are seemingly more chords.

||: Em7 | Em7 Em7/F# | G | A B9omit3 :||

The Em7 is chord II, so this chorus is in Dorian. The G and A chords are strangely enough just simple triads. The B9omit3 could also be described as an A6/B, extremely similar to a B11, just having an F# instead of an E in it.

Finally, the last line looks like this.

| Em7 | Em7 Em7/F# | G | A6 N.C | N.C A11 | 3/4 Ab11 A11 Bb11 | 4/4

We start in the same way but then play an A6, rather than A6/B. Then rest, hold the A11 for two beats, then play the chromatic 11 chords in a 3/4 bar before we repeat the intro.


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