The New Edition story has always been a movie waiting to happen.As teen sensations in the ’80s, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins. Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant moved from the housing projects to big mansions. This documentary about new edition is spot on as it takes place from there childhood to adulthood with there music and also shows what they had to go through as some of the members was not getting paid enough money. later on the group split it and most of the reasons was due to bobby browns drug problem at the time and his selfishness.
New Edition was formed in the Roxbury section of Boston, MA, by Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Bobby Brown, who began singing together in 1978 while still in elementary school, hoping to perform for pocket cash. They eventually recruited friend Ralph Tresvant as a fourth member, and after winning a talent show in 1980, also added Ronnie DeVoe. More talent show victories followed, including a prestigious gig at the local Strand Theater, where they performed the Jackson 5's "The Love You Save." They were discovered by writer/producer/impresario Maurice Starr, who signed the group to his small Streetwise label in hopes of launching a Jackson 5 phenomenon for the 80s. "Candy Girl".
This was one of the most memorable songs by new edition as they start they music career with a bang being young and coming out with a hot single called "candy girl" which put them over the top of a lot of young groups and also being compared to the Jackson 5 after releasing this and "Telephone Man".
From Keith Sweat to Michael Jackson, these were the greatest records of the era. New Editon made it the top 25 best songs of all time with coming in at #7 with there huge hit "If it isn't Love" which later was added to some soundtracks of movies and video games which it helped reach young ears who never heard of this group. This is one of my favorite songs because of the hook and the rhythm, everything is on point with the production. Instead of it being a sad love song it turns out being a relatable song basically questioning if it isn't love why do I feel this way? So if it isn't love then what is it? It's a very good track if you are in love with someone so more so for teens around the late 80's to listen to.