Sunday, October 30, 2016

Songoftheday 10/30/16 - I get up in the morning and I see your face girl, you're looking so good everything's in place...

"Cover Girl" - New Kids On The Block
from the album Hangin' Tough (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #2 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 10

Today's song of the day comes from the "boy-band" from Boston, New Kids On The Block, whose second album Hangin' Tough proved its title by spinning off four consecutive top-10 singles with "Please Don't Go Girl", "You Got It (The Right Stuff)", "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)", and the title track, the latter two going all the way to #1 on the American pop chart. The fifth and final single released from the album was the bouncy teen-pop of "Cover Girl". Written and produced by their mentor Maurice Starr, the track found them at their corny-cutsiest...

"Cover Girl" became their fifth consecutive top-10 hit from Hangin' Tough, reaching the runner-up spot on the American pop chart in November of 1989. Internationally, the single made the top-10 in the UK (#4), Ireland (#6), and Canada (#7), and went to #22 in Australia.

A sixth cut from the Hangin' Tough album, the "freestyle" jam "My Favorite Girl", wasn't released as an official physical single, but was promoted a little at radio and got some airplay, though not enough to make the chart.

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Here's the album version of the song...

...and finally, from their 2012 tour with the Backstreet Boys in London...

Up tomorrow: A singer and "Dancer" thinks you're peerless.

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