Originally released in 1988, Hangin’ Tough was the breakthrough album by pop sensation New Kids On The Block. With such hits as “Please Don’t Go Girl,” “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Hangin’ Tough,” and “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” the album garnered critical acclaim, a Grammy nomination, and two American Music Awards (Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group.) It has since sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and been certified 8x Platinum in the U.S.
Now, NKOTB’s career defining album has been revisited for its 30th anniversary. On March 8, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release Hangin’ Tough: 30th Anniversary Edition. This new version will include all ten original songs from the 1988 album, as well as three brand-new tracks. Among those three songs is their newest single, “80s Baby,” which features Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson, who will be heading out on tour with New Kids On The Block next spring. Also included on the new reissue are five rare remix tracks, including two that are previously unreleased in the U.S.!
The collection will be available digitally, on CD, and as a collectible 2-LP picture disc set. A cassette version and several different merchandise bundles are available exclusively through NKOTB’s website. All configurations will be available on March 8. You can find pre-order links and a full track listing below!
Hangin’ Tough: 30th Anniversary Edition (Columbia/Legacy, 2018)
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
2-LP Picture Disc: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Various Bundles: New Kids On The Block’s online store
* denotes new track
** denotes previously unreleased in the U.S.
- You Got It (The Right Stuff)
- Please Don’t Go Girl
- I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)
- Cover Girl
- I Need You
- Hangin’ Tough
- I Remember When
- What’Cha Gonna Do (About It)
- My Favorite Girl
- Hold On
- Please Don’t Go Girl (Extended Version)
- You Got It (The Right Stuff) (7″ Version)
- I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) (7″ Remix)
- Hangin’ Tough (Tougher Mix) **
- Cover Girl (7″ Remix) **
- 80s Baby (feat. Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany & Debbie Gibson) *
- Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem) *
- The Way You Should Be Loved *
Tracks 1-10 released as Columbia OC 40985, 1988
Track 11 released as Columbia 12″ A-side 44-07569, 1988
Track 12 released as Columbia single 38-08092, 1988
Track 13 released as Columbia single 38-68671, 1989
Track 14 released as CBS U.K. 12″ A-side BLOCK T1, 1989
Track 15 released as CBS U.K. single BLOCK P5, 1990