“Cool It Now” is a 1984 hit single by R&B/Pop group New Edition, and is the first single from their eponymous second album, New Edition. The song peaked at #4 in January, 1985 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
With the group now signed to MCA Records, “Cool It Now” (and the album from which it came) was given more extensive and widespread promotion than any single from their previous album (which had been released through a smaller, independent label), and helped bring the group a bigger fan base. The song was the group’s first top 10 pop single, peaking at number four on the pop chart, and their second number one R&B hit.
The song is notable for a midsection rap recited by lead singer Ralph Tresvant, which calls out the rest of the group: “Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike.”
The UK were treated to remixes by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai for their 7″ and 12″ release of the single while the 12″ also added the original extended mixes by Louil Silas Jr.
Cool It Now (M&M Extended Mix) 6:09
Cool It Now (M&M Extended Dub) 6:40
Cool It Now (Original Mix) 6:00
Cool It Now (Original Dub) 9:00