Hangin' Tough
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Hangin' Tough

September 6, 1988

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  Song Title
You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Please Don't Go Girl
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
Cover Girl
I Need You
Hangin' Tough
I Remember When
What'Cha Gonna Do (About It)
My Favorite Girl
Hold On

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 6, 1988
  • Release Date: September 2, 1988
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 41:59
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  • ASIN: B00136JOZW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,495 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars EXCUSE MY NOSTOLGIA!... January 17, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I just listened to my long-lost tape of New Kids On The Block's
"Cover Girl" and oh man,did that bring back memories!!
That song transported me from now to the Summer of '89!
I know I might get laughed at,but I LOVE THAT SONG!!
And..."Hangin' Tough" is without a doubt,probably,the best
boy band album EVER(excluding maybe,New Edition or BBD).
New Kids On The Block were as processed and hated on as the
boy bands of today(they were basically a white washed New Edition) but in my opinion they are far better than Backstreet
Boys and N'Sync.They had great teenybop pop songs!
I still remember the dance steps from the "(You Got) The Right Stuff" video and I still know all the words to this album's title track too!
Oh,man,I know I may laughed big time folks but I mean the late
'80s and the early-to-mid '90s have so many memories and me being
a music fanatic,the music brings back the memories.Hope you understand!
Plus,you have to admit the teen stars of then are way more talented and groomed than the pesky teenyboppers of today!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Right stuff! May 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's particularly sad to see how many manufactured boy bands there are out there nowadays when you consider that raw talent such as the New Kids was allowed to flourish not much more than a decade ago. The title track is great to listen to if you want to get psyched up before an important business meeting or date - just don't get overexcited as I once did and ask your ladyfriend if she is 'tough enough'. That minor quibble aside, this is one of the best albums ever made. Go get!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good breakthrough album for them! May 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I still like "Hangin Tough" today. Although half of the songs consisted of ballads, it was good pop for its time. Maurice Starr's dinky-sounding keyboards from it have me still humming to them today. The Right Stuff and Hangin Tough were tough sounding songs in their beats and sounds. I'll Be loving You Forever still sounds pretty. And I still like "I Remember When", even though they go on and on for nearly two minutes on the closing chorus. But the song I still like is the rock-driven guitar on "Hold On." To me that was the most challenging on the album. It sometimes recalls '70s rock in some ways and just amazes me every time I hear it. Donnie Wahlberg sounded good on it too. This song separates itself from the mostly teen pop that dominates the album and perhaps their most experimental. So before you dismiss it as another teen pop album, think about track 10 too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brings back memories August 31, 2001
By cathy
Format:Audio CD
I can still remember the day I saw the new kids on Mtv with I will be loving you for ever I was hooked after that I recently moved and when I was packing came across my new kids beach towel and water bottle and my vidoes I put on a few months back and it brought back so much of my teen years. I loved these guys and I will always be proud of that I still like them. I would recommend this album and step by step the greatist hits I'am looking forward to bhying to hear all the hits I loved. Thankyou NKOTB for great teen years you are missed loveing you forever.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A millon times better than today's acts January 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Like many other preteen girls, I was entranced by NKOTB in the 1980s (Donnie in particular) and owned eveysingle tape possible. Although I never got to see them in concert, I also boasted a moderate collection of poster, dolls, t-shirts and a pillow. Perhaps also indicative of my later conversion to Rock, this was my favirote albumn of all time.
Unlike the earlier and Step by Step, this attempts to place the kids within the rough and rugged world of the inner city. No shiny metal vests and blond highlights here because these kids are seen on a graffitti strewn subway (among other dingy places) in the video for "Please Don't Go Girl" This is definely not the type of music that would later be associated with boy groups..
Donnie does the vocals for the title track which is just fine with me because I never fully understood why such large numbers of my classmates were going gaga over Joe and or Jordan. He also does the inherently lighter cover girl, and I still can't believe he did not sing more songs for the group because he was great in his own right Through no faults of their own, Joe and Jordan simply had too high vocal ranges for my tastes, and should have not been the primary singers for this band.
Unlike so many of today's groups, the lyrics for a preteen audience were far more innocent and comforting. Although I am hardly a proponent of the music censorship movement, I would like to see less in your face sexuality aimed at an elementary and junior high audience. Sure, some people might still cringe at this band, but we have the admit they had a lot more originality than today's wannabe pimps (who unlike the band members) did not experience a hardnock life before stardom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the old days June 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
i was THE BIGGEST fan of new kids on the block. I had all of their albums, starting with this one, toys and clothes--and I'm a guy!!!! my sister got me into their music. now the music and lyrics may seem sugary now, but they were fun anyway. i was 22 years old when they were big and now I'm 39. I still have HANGING TOUGH in my record collection. "plese don't go girl' was and is my all time favorite song, s is I'll be loving you". Like one of the other reviewers here (capricornrising-I feel what youre saying!!!)

all in all, HANGING TOUGH is a fun album. love ballads and dance trax in one album. I just wish they could have stayed around just a little longer. who know wha they would have accompliched next
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
When a product is listed as Very Good, I wouldn't think that would mean that almost every song skips, especially the songs I was most looking forward to hearing.
Published 28 days ago by Santi Kariz
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boy Band that started it all!!!
I love the New kids on the Block , they're still sing great and look awesome when I watched them in concert!!! I love their music !!!
Published 1 month ago by vickie
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great condition! Very pleased with the purchase. Shipping was incredibly fast too. My girlfriend loves new kids on the block. She was stoked when I got it for her on vinyl
Published 3 months ago by Murd City
5.0 out of 5 stars Bh for life
I have loved this album for as long as I could remember, just brings me back to those days! Thanks!!!
Published 7 months ago by Marina Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Review without buying product?
Why did you buy the product and then write a review that states you can't stand them? Or are there reviews without the product even being purchased. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Your Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars When my daughter got married, her new husband had only one song...
The reception of my daughter's wedding would not have been complete without this particular song so she and he could dance the way the wanted to do.
Published 11 months ago by Scarlett Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars HANGIN' TOUGH
Published 12 months ago by sat
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album of all time!!
I've been a die hard new kids on the block fan all my life!! This album has special meaning to me cause it's the first album of their's I heard & owned!! I love it so much!! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kitty lover 5
5.0 out of 5 stars Quintessential album for NK and boy band fans
I originally purchased Hangin Tough on tape, and replaced with a CD years later. As a BlockHead for life, I had to make sure this quintessential album was in MP3 format so it will... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Reenie'sBFF
5.0 out of 5 stars Still awesome!
This has got to be one of the best 80s albums ever!! These songs are catchy and so upbeat. OK, so when I listen to this music now, I think it is Jordan Knight's voice that... Read more
Published on December 8, 2010 by JHH
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