You've Got It (The Right Stuff)

Album: Hangin' Tough (1988)
Charted: 1 3

Songfacts®:

  • Better known as "The Right Stuff," this was the second charting single for the New Kids on the Block, after the ballad "Please Don't Go Girl." It led to New Kids mania in 1989, as young girls swooned for the popular boy band. The song is also remembered for its video, which included some dance moves which later became the topic of much ridicule. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Like the other songs on the album, this was written and produced by Maurice Starr, who also played all the instruments on the album. Starr was the architect of New Edition, and followed a similar formula in guiding the New Kids to even greater stardom.
  • Weird Al Yankovic did a parody of this song called "The White Stuff," where he sings the praises of Oreo cookies and their white cream filling. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Cliff - Burkesville, KY

Comments: 3

  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxThis song is fine, but I'll take Bryan Ferry's song of the same name over this one.
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis song was playing when I gave blood for blood assurance!!! HA! I was singing along...IT WAS AMAZING! It actually calmed me down. lol Love this song!
  • Andre from The Bronx, NyThe "Right Stuff" song is great, the Kids look great and the dance moves on the video and moreso in person were eye-catching and admirable. Guess what? Two decades later by popular demand the NKOTB are back big time on a successful national tour with the same great songs, great looks and great dance moves. It worked then; it works now! --Dre
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