My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
(You're Never Gonna Get It)"
|Single by En Vogue|
|from the album Funky Divas|
|Released||March 17, 1992 (US)|
|Genre||New jack swing, R&B|
|Writer(s)||Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy|
|En Vogue singles chronology|
"My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" is the first single from musical group En Vogue's second album, Funky Divas. It has been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 units. The song features Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson on lead vocals. In a 1992 article En Vogue mentioned this was one of the last songs they recorded for Funky Divas, which resulted in it being released as a single so close to the album's release date.
The song appears in the 1995 movie Canaleo and the 2007 Chris Rock film, I Think I Love My Wife, as well as on the soundtrack to video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Also, on the episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch in the episode, "Ping, Ping A Song". The song was covered by Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale, on the 97th episode of popular musical series Glee, which aired on February 25, 2014.
VH1 ranked it #43 on its list for the "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s".
"My Lovin'" was the group's fourth number one on the Hot Soul charts. It debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #71, the week of March 21, 1992, and jumped to #47 by the following week. The single glided into the top tier, reaching its peak of #2 by the week of May 16, 1992, where it remained for three consecutive weeks. "My Lovin'" was one of several top contenders during the summer of 1992 that was held out of the top spot by Kris Kross (#1 for 8 weeks with "Jump"). Nevertheless, the song was one of the most notable and popular songs of the year, remaining in the Top 10 for thirteen weeks, and in the Top 40 for twenty-two weeks. The song also reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart. (Due in large part to a performance of the single by En Vogue on the legendary UK music show Top Of The Pops which helped the song reach the top 5 there.)
The video for the song was directed by Matthew Rolston in February 1992. The video features the group singing the song, intercut with footage of two male back-up dancers, clad in zentai, dancing.
- Radio Edit - 4:11
- Ext Edit - 4:12
- Extended Mix - 5:01 (features elements of "Hold On")
- Bonus Beats - 2:08
- Radio Active - 3:51
- Radio Active #2 - 4:41
- Hyperadio - 5:12 (features elements of "Hold On")
- Theo's Cheaptrick Remix - 4:41/6:46
- The Morning After Dub - 5:37
Awards and nominations
|1992||Won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography ("My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It)").|
|1992||Nominated for MTV Video Music Awards Best Group Video, Best Dance Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography ("My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It)").|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 189.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Longbored Surfer - Charts. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
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