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: Hangin’ Tough by New Kids on the Block

Listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance.
Just get on the floor and do the New Kids’ dance.

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Hangin’ Tough by New Kids on the Block was released on July 3, 1989, with Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind) as the B side. It was the fourth single from the group’s second album of the same name. The song featured Donnie Wahlberg on lead vocals. Continue reading