The 15 Best New Edition Songs of All Time, Ranked

To get you ready for their Las Vegas residency

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New Edition. Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe—one of the greatest and most accomplished musical groups of our time. In a world where we’ve unfortunately lost so many of our musical greats, we’re incredibly fortunate to still have them with us. Formed circa 1978 in Boston by Brown, New Edition first rose to fame in the early 1980s with the release of their debut album Candy Girl—drawing comparisons to likes of The Jackson 5 and various other Motown bands (though they themselves were not actually Motown signees). Forty plus years and multiple hits later, New Edition is adding another bullet to their extensive resume—a Las Vegas Residency. Set to begin on February 28, the group will headline six performances from now through March 9 at Wynn Las VegasEncore Theater. To celebrate the kickoff, we’ve decided to put together a list of the best New Edition songs of all time.

Whether it’s “Candy Girl,” “Cool it Now,” or “Mr. Telephone Man,” we can all agree that NE has a catalog of classics.  Oh, and while we have you, there’s no better time than the present to the groups’ biopic, The New Edition Story, a watch if you haven’t already. It requires a bit of a time investment as it was actually originally aired as a mini-series, but a great way to learn more about New Edition as a whole (they all were co-producers on it).

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15. "Hot 2Nite" (2004)

14. "Jealous Girl" (1983)

13. "Earth Angel" (1986)

12. "Crucial" (1989)

11. "Poison" (1990)

10. "Popcorn Love" (1983)

9. "Is This the End" (1983)

8. "A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes)" (1985)

7. "I’m Still in Love with You" (1996)

6. "Candy Girl" (1983)

5. "If It Isn’t Love" (1988)

4. "Lost in Love" (1985)

3. "Cool It Now" (1984)

2. "Mr. Telephone Man" (1984)

1. "Can You Stand the Rain" (1988)

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