New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff) (1988)
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"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" is a 1988 single from New Kids on the Block. The lead vocals were sung by Jordan Knight and ...
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" is a 1988 single from New Kids on the Block. The lead vocals were sung by Jordan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg. The second single from the group's second album Hangin' Tough, it peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in early 1989, while topping the UK charts in November 1989. On the album, it was simply listed as "The Right Stuff"; the change to the single was probably to avoid confusion with Vanessa Williams' debut hit "The Right Stuff", which charted earlier that year. A Spanish version of the song was made ("Autentica") and peaked at number 11 in Spain.
"You Got It" reached the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week of January 14, 1989. It reached its peak of number 3 the week of March 11, 1989. Altogether, "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" spent 5 weeks in the top 10, 8 weeks in the top 20, and 13 weeks in the top 40. The song was number one in Australia in August 1989, and in the UK (on its second release) in November 1989. On March 29, 1989 the single was certified Gold. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" is commonly regarded as one of the band's signature songs. In the music video, Jordan Knight is seen wearing a Bauhaus T-shirt. The song ranked as number 92 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s.