80s Song of the Day: You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids on the Block

You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids on the Block was released November 7, 1988, with a remix of the song as the B side. It was the second single from the group’s second album Hangin’ Tough, after the ballad Please Don’t Go Girl.

The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. A Spanish version of the song, Autentica, peaked at No. 11 on the Spain Singles Chart.

In a 2014 interview with the Manchester Evening News, Donnie Wahlberg, who shares lead vocals on the song with Jordan Knight, gave his thoughts on the song: Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Cool It Now by New Edition

And I hope this message stays in your mind
‘Cause you almost lost a girl who is right on time
There’s one more thing that ya got to know
Just cool it down and stay in control

Cool It Now

Cool It Now by New Edition was released August 27, 1984, with Cool It Now (Sing Along Version) as the B side. It was the first single from the group’s second album New Edition. Continue reading