|"You’re Not My Kind of Girl"|
|Single by New Edition|
|from the album Heart Break|
|Format||Cassette single, CD single, Vinyl single|
|Writer(s)||James Harris, Terry Lewis|
|Producer||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis|
|New Edition singles chronology|
Written and produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, this mid tempo song is about a man being fancied by a woman who he thinks isn’t his type, and is trying to gently let her down. His friends, meanwhile, can’t understand his lack of interest in said female, who they believe is a catch.
Though the song was a sizable hit on urban radio, peaking at #3 on the R&B charts in the fall of 1988— unlike its predecessor, “If It Isn’t Love,” it failed to make the same impression on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart—where it peaked at #95.
The music video for “You’re Not My Kind of Girl” is set to a concert performance of the song (which was led in by the music video for “If It Isn’t Love.”)