Popcorn Love

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"Popcorn Love"
Single by New Edition
from the album Candy Girl
B-side"Jealous Girl"
ReleasedAugust 6, 1983[1]
StudioUnique Recording Studios[2]
Length4:52 (album version)
3:45 (single version)
7:27 (instrumental version)
Songwriter(s)Maurice Starr, Michael Jonzun
Producer(s)Maurice Starr
New Edition singles chronology
"Is This the End"
"Popcorn Love"
"Cool It Now"
Music video
"Popcorn Love" on YouTube

"Popcorn Love" is a single by New Edition, released on August 6, 1983.[1] It was released as the third and final single from their debut album, Candy Girl on the Streetwise label. The single read #25 on the R&B chart.


Chart (1983–84) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 73
UK Singles Chart 43
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[5] 25

Another Bad Creation version[edit]

"Jealous Girl"
Single by Another Bad Creation
from the album Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
ReleasedJuly 23, 1991
RecordedSpring 1990
Songwriter(s)Maurice Starr, Michael Jonzun
Another Bad Creation singles chronology
"Jealous Girl"

Cover version[edit]

Another Bad Creation covered "Popcorn Love"'s flip side, "Jealous Girl"[6] (in a slightly extended version)[7] on July 23, 1991, which also reached #25 on the R&B chart.[8]

Mase recorded a parody of "Jealous Girl" for his Harlem World album, called "Jealous Guy", with him, 112 and Puff Daddy singing like New Edition but with altered lyrics.[9]


  1. ^ a b Billboard.com – Artist Chart History – New Edition. Retrieved October 24, 2007.
  2. ^ "Unique Recording Studio". Mixonline.com. August 1, 2000. Archived from the original on March 24, 2006. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Smay, David (2001). "A Brief History of Boy Bands". In Cooper, Kim; Smay, David (eds.). Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth. Los Angeles: Feral House. p. 39.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 215. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between 1983 and June 19, 1988.
  5. ^ "New Edition Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  6. ^ allmusic ((( Jealous Girl [Cassette Single] > Overview ))). Retrieved October 24, 2007.
  7. ^ allmusic ((( Coolin’ at the Playground Ya Know > Overview ))). Retrieved October 24, 2007.
  8. ^ Billboard.com – Artist Chart History – Another Bad Creation. Retrieved October 24, 2007.
  9. ^ Harlem World (1997)