Sensitivity (song)

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Single by Ralph Tresvant
from the album Ralph Tresvant
Released October 9, 1990
Format 12" single, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 4:40
Label MCA
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Ralph Tresvant singles chronology
"Stone Cold Gentleman"

"Sensitivity" is the title of a number-one single by Ralph Tresvant. It was the first single from the self-titled debut album of the New Edition frontman since the split of the group. The hit song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart.[1] It also reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number eighteen in the UK Singles Chart. In 2005, British electronic duo Lemon Jelly sampled "Sensitivity" in their track '90 - A Man Like Me. In October 2004 "Sensitivity" appeared in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on R&B/Soul radio station CSR 103.9. The song is also known for being covered by Tejano singer Selena, who performed it with her band Los Dinos on April 7, 1991 in San Antonio, Texas.


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 19
U.K. Singles Chart 18

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1991) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 29


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 588. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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