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New Edition – Popcorn Love (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 7th, 2013


A. Front

“Popcorn Love” is a 1983 single produced by Arthur Baker and Maurice Starr performed by American R&B group New Edition. “Popcorn Love” was the third single taken from the groups debut album Candy Girl. In the United Staes the single peaked at #101 on the Billboard pop charts and #25 on the R&B chart. In the UK the single reached #43 and #44 in New Zealand.

Popcorn Love (Remix) 4:52

Pass The Beat 4:38
Popcorn Love (Instrumental) 7:27

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Popcorn Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #101
1984 Popcorn Love U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #25


Label: London Records ‎– LONX 31
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro
Credits: Producer, Mixed By – Arthur BakerMaurice Starr
Written-By – Globe* (tracks: B1), Maurice StarrMichael Jonzun

Special versions from the LP “CANDY GIRL”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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11 Responses to “New Edition – Popcorn Love (UK 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:


    A 70s Jackson like track out of place in the 80s..

    (But not that bad)



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I really like this track great production by Arthur Baker. Hopefully others will appreciate it too.


  2. ric Says:

    Great post, Paul!
    Thank you!
    Back in 1983, US gave us New Edition while UK had Musical Youths. Talented kids but unfortunately not paid their dues. At least New Edition managed to have a great career after breaking free.
    I’m still baffled that Candy Girl didn’t even crack the US Top 40 when it went all the way to #1 in the UK.
    Hit or not, I love what Arthur Baker did with their two singles.
    Wouldn’t complain too if you will feature more New Edition in the future, especially Cool It Now and Mr Telephone Man.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for appreciating this Ric. I always assumed that “Candy Girl” was a gig Top 40 hit in the US because it got radio play back then. I know I have “Cool It Now” in my collection don’t remember if I have “Mr. Telephone Man” both fun songs 🙂


    ric Reply:

    I appreciate this and all you’ve done here, Paul! 😀
    Yes, Cool It Now is great with those M+M remixes, as for Mr Telephone Man featuring Ray Parker Jr, the 12″ is hard to find.


  3. Carlos Says:

    Gracias Paul, por este grandioso post, sugiero tambien Mr.Telephone Man, Cool It Now y Candy Girl.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Usted es bienvenido Carlos. Voy a ver qué puedo hacer por usted. 🙂


  4. Andrew Says:

    Not sure I know this. I do remember seeing the 12 Inch cover in the shops though, so after so many years, I’m going to give it a listen.
    Thanks Paul.


  5. Nathan Says:

    Shoot, Maxthon 3’s last update destroyed my post, refreshed every tab in the browser, after the update was complete and finished, (I didn’t try to comment in the middle of the update). I was/am a big fan of New Edition, especially this early album, Candy Girl wasn’t the only song to like on it. I got to see Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel tour in 1988 or 1989, the one where he sang My Prerogative, I just wish I could remember who he toured with, they were really good too. They say that album helped invent or pave the way for the “New Jack Swing” sound so popular in the late 80s early 90s. I was just lucky that my friends at work had an extra ticket and wanted me to come, Bobby put on a good show, had good dancers, and the other group touring with him were really good as well. I can’t seem to find it on Google, does anyone else know was on that Don’t Be Cruel Tour? Well I read that when Bobby was asked what was behind him stating his right to his “Prerogative” in a song, among other reasons, one was his choice to leave New Edition, and all the negative comments that fans and disappointed people gave him for making that decision.


  6. Nathan Says:

    Yes Ric,
    Cool It Now and Mr Telephone Man were great songs, thank you for reminding me of them. And thank you Dj Paul for making such a choice selection and pulling New Edition’s Popcorn Love to share today. 🙂


  7. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t have this one.


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