So, after all the love and hype that New Edition and its six members received this week by way of a made-for-TV BET miniseries about their lives and careers, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a new album (Three Stripes) by offshoot group Bell Biv DeVoe that just dropped today, January 27, djrobblog decided to pay tribute with a special countdown…a djroblist of their 50 Greatest Jams!
These are the tunes that djrobblog believes are the 50 greatest by either New Edition, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant or Bell Biv DeVoe, in order from the 50th to the best, based on the typical criteria: chart performance, quality, critical acclaim, popularity, influence and endurance…and a bit of opinion.
To be eligible, the songs had to be recorded by New Edition or any one of its members (after being part of the group). That last part means that Johnny Gill’s recordings before he was a member of N.E. (i.e., before 1987) don’t qualify.
Also, a song didn’t have to be released as a single to make this list. Very popular album cuts are eligible. That’s an exception that usually doesn’t exist for djroblists, but one I felt I should make for this one given some of the great tunes that otherwise wouldn’t have made it.
But enough with all the formalities…who and what will be #1? Is it a New Edition tune? Or maybe it’s one by BBD, or Ralph or Johnny or Bobby.
There’s only one way to find out: strap yourself in, sit back and get ready for a whirlwind ride with this special tribute to New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown – a comprehensive countdown of their 50 Greatest Jams…together and apart!
Album: New Edition
Charts: R&B #87
And to hear their tunes via my special Spotify playlist, click here.
Oh, btw, BBD’s new album is ?! Check out the video for the first single “I’m Betta” right here:
5 thoughts on “The Men of New Edition – Their 50 Greatest Jams…Apart and Together!”
It seems to me that there was always a competition between all six members. They all dropped recordings at or about the same time. Where is Stacy Lattisaw these days???
This countdown is ?????!!!! I loved the biopic because it did everything it needed to do. It entertained us, made us laugh, made us cry, and made us root for our boys all while taking a trip down memory lane. You list is very comprehensive and diverse and it made me realize that New Edition and its members have been a costant in my life from my first year in High School through my years in college. Thank you for the soundtrack. Never knew they had so many hits (even those not released as a single). Shout out to some of their outher songs like: Delicious, Is this the end, I’m leaving you again and I’m coming home.
Is This The End made the countdown.
Is it by chance that as I am responding BBD’s “When Will I See You Smile Again” begins to play on Pandora?!! Well, not sure if it means anything lol…overall, pretty good lineup!! I totally agree with #1 and the top 25-30 hits. For me, “You’re Not My Kind of Girl” would’ve been in the top 20 somehow though! Love the article!!!