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5:51

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This song about a difficult breakup was written by Babyface, L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons for the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang - the trio were working on the soundtrack for the film and pegged it for a specific scene, but it ended up being used elsewhere in the film. They had Boyz II Men in mind to sing it from the start, but after Babyface sang the demo, he considered doing it himself. He decided to hand it over to the group, which ended up being the right call. Boyz II Men nailed it and the song became a massive hit.

Boyz II Men were on the rise when they recorded this song; they had sold about 4 million copies of their 1991 debut album Cooleyhighharmony and had reached #2 with the song "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday." Managed by Michael Bivens, they were part of the "East Coast Family" along with Another Bad Creation and Bivens' group, Bell Biv DeVoe. They were known for harmony vocals, with all of them singing at once. "End Of The Road" had them singing individually on the verses, which was very effective. The song was included on the Boomerang soundtrack and released as a single on June 30, 1992. It entered the Hot 100 on July 18 at #53, and on August 15 went to #1, elevating Boyz II Men to stardom. Over the next few years they dominated the charts in America.

Boyz II Men recorded all of their vocals in one three-hour session - a very tight window. Babyface and L.A. Reid flew from Atlanta to Philadelphia to record them, and when they got there, they found out Boyz II Men had to leave for a tour the next day and they had just the one session to work with.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of End Of The Road.
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MinorMode
3/4Time Signature
150BPM

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