It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday (8/17/91) #2 US, #1 RB. Sales: ½ million
Uhh Ahh (11/23/91) #16 US, #1 RB
Please Don’t Go (3/21/92) #38a US, #7a RB
Sympin’ (6/20/92) #50a RB
End of the Road * (7/18/92) #1 US, #1 UK, #1 RB, #35 AC. Sales: 1 million. Airplay: 1 million.
In the Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember) * (11/28/92) #2a US, #27 UK, #4 RB, #11 AC. Sales: 1 million.
* only on extended version of album
Notes: An extended version of the album included Boyz II Men’s 1992 hits “End of the Road” and “In the Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember)” as well as a Spanish version of “End of the Road” and some remixes of songs from the original album.
Boyz II Men
“Boyz II Men’s retro sound dominated the 1991 pop and R&B marketplaces” (Wynn) and “were arguably the best that 1990s R&B had to offer. Their debut album, Cooleyhighharmony, established them as major hitmakers, scoring no less than four hit singles, and set the path for even further phenomenal success” (Promis).
“The album…put Boyz II Men at the forefront of a movement returning the emphasis in black popular music to vocal harmonies and a cappella interaction” (Wynn).
On the heels of the album’s four singles was “End of the Road, from the film Boomerang, [which] spent a record-breaking 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard pop chart” (Promis).
“Following ‘End of the Road,’ the quartet scored another Top Five hit with the shimmering a cappella remake of In the Still of the Nite” (Promis), from the TV soundtrack of The Jacksons: An American Dream.
The pair of new hits resulted in a reissue of the albums (see “Notes” at left). In either format, this “stellar album is a must, and stands as the some of the best, if not the best, of 1990s pop/R&B” (Promis).