After their first album was released in 1991, Boyz II Men recorded "End Of The Road
," which Babyface wrote with his songwriting partners L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons. That song appeared on the Boomerang
soundtrack in 1992 and was a mega-hit, spending 13 weeks at #1 in America. It became clear that their sweet spot was emotional ballads with little instrumentation - no more new jack swing like their debut hit "Motownphilly
," and they didn't need to dance.
The group members, though, weren't feeling the song, thinking it sounded too much like "End Of The Road." Motown Records' president Jheryl Busby overruled their objections and made sure the song was released.