How did I miss this mixtape?

New Edition was part of that soundtrack to your childhood and early teens, flowing perfectly from elementary school radio pause tapes, to middle school dances. The first time you probably slow danced was to  “Can You Stand the Rain,” your hands high enough around your partner’s waist to be respectful.

That’s if a fight didn’t cut the night short for everybody.

Top photo of Bobby Brown (who left N.E. in 1986) and fans snapped in Las Vegas, 2008.

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