Throwback of the Day: “Why Can’t You Come Home” Ex-Girlfriend (1991)

15 12 2007

I’ll be perfectly honest. Until about two hours ago, I didn’t know this song existed. VH1 Soul is to blame for this.

These girls are getting it vocally! The production is classic Full Force. The early ’90s are a TRIP! On the downside, not ONE of these chicks is cute. I’m mad as hell at the one with the bottom row of braces. The jazz hands and confused looks at the end of shots (don’t act like you didn’t notice!) are another staple of this era of music videos. As is the a capella vamp at the end. They had to make sure we all knew they could sing for real. Nowadays you’re lucky if the artist will perform live IN CONCERT.

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26 responses to “Throwback of the Day: “Why Can’t You Come Home” Ex-Girlfriend (1991)”

15 12 2007
LivvinJapan (15:58:49) :

Hey!!! I remember this song! It was on one of my taped-off-the-radio bootleg mix tapes. Actually I’d never seen the video until just now! The jazz hands, posing, and dancing in boot camp gear in the middle of a factory that was standard in all R&B/Hip Hop videos in the 90s were all kinds of funny! They were talented though! Unfortunately, the way things are nowadays, there would be no way that a group like this would ever see the light of day.

15 12 2007
lilliworld (16:01:13) :

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE WAY THESE GIRLS LOOK THEY ARE AS CUTE AS THEY CAN BE DAM .. WHY DOES EVERYONE NEED TO LOOK LIKE CASSIE OR BEYONCE IF THEY ARE CUTE THEY Cant sing if they are ugly they can sing but…… they ugly dam why cant we just listen to the music thats why music sucks now i geuss all of the legends from back in the day would not have a chance in todays world…..

15 12 2007
J (16:04:53) :

^ Calm down! No one said they had to be cute. I acknowledged they could all sing. They just aren’t cute! Deal with it or leave.

15 12 2007
Reina (16:25:01) :

Wasn’t one of these girls Chaka Khan’s daughter?

15 12 2007
Caren (16:25:13) :

I remember this song!! Hadn’t heard it in years. Man, memories.

15 12 2007
forreal (16:27:15) :

Oh wow, I remember this song now! I had forgotten all about these girls (shows how many brain cells I’ve killed over the years, lol). Although I must say, I didn’t need that a cappella ending, and I sure as hell could have done without that high-pitched squeal ole girl threw in there.

15 12 2007
Phillip (16:54:35) :

I just saw this video on VH1 Soul earlier today funny thing i can’t remember this song i do remember seeing the video back in the day. I guess they was a one hit wonder or no hit wonder lol

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15 12 2007
TINY (16:59:42) :

All I have to say is THANK GOD the 90’s came an went!!! Looking back now a how fashion was back then… A HOT ASS MESS indeed!!

15 12 2007
Blaqrain (17:03:17) :

Hey do yall remember the GOOD GIRLS? “Your sweetest, is my weakness baby”! Ithink Chaka’S daughter was in that one. Do you remember THE GRLYZ? Al. B sures’s back up singers? I remember Black Girl and Shanice Wilson as well. I LOVE THE EARLY 90’s!!!

15 12 2007
geminigirl (17:12:07) :

I remember them … this was when I was in my “say something bad about Lisa Lisa and I’ll cut ya phase.” I didn’t really like them though … that home, home they are doing got me wanting to here I Wonder If I Take You Home for real.

15 12 2007
souldecirce (17:26:38) :

One of them looks like Jaleesa.

15 12 2007
SIMPLE (18:01:30) :

I guess they can be pretty like beyonce and not be able to sing like her!!!

15 12 2007
SIMPLE (18:04:43) :

trust me people fashion is a repeat people really thing they are coming up with new ideas!!!!

15 12 2007
thembi (18:36:46) :

YES YES YES.

I have been searching for this jam under the title “Why Dont You Come Home” for YEARS to no avail, and JUST the other day realized my mistake and stepped my game up a little on it but still can’t find the mp3. If anyone reads this and has the MP3 please contact me via blogger…

15 12 2007
Stardancer2001 (19:21:44) :

I got the Ex-Girlfriend CDs!!! I loved their voices, plus I am a huge Full Force stan. I think I’m going to listen to them now…

15 12 2007
thistimenow (19:38:52) :

I know why your man won’t come home: You’re corny.

15 12 2007
qiuye (20:19:20) :

I saw them have a personal blog on www.richcupids.com , a private site for millionaires&celebrities I heard of from a friend of mine. The blog is updated very often. I think it may be ture.

15 12 2007
darlene (21:20:53) :

Chaka Khan daughter’s group was called Pretty In Pink.

15 12 2007
Marc (23:20:15) :

That break down sounded like a bunch of feral cats having sex on a electric fence. Bunkety bunk bunk.

16 12 2007
thistimenow (04:37:37) :

@Marc

You hit it dead on the head!!! Feral cats having sex on an electrical fence?!! OMG! Dead!!!!

16 12 2007
Beyaki says...let's leave the 90s behind!!!!!!!! (09:12:12) :

LOL the one in the yellow kind of looked like Khandi Alexander

I’m so dead at this though

Oh the 90s..

Here thembi

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16 12 2007
Who? (11:49:59) :

I dont remeber this song….but the girls are cute , in a tacky 90s kinda way they arent ugly

16 12 2007
Cinnamon (16:05:24) :

What is this Creole Tomfoolery? They think if you throw in a few Creole Voodoo Priestesses, and a Black sheep you have a hit. They all look like broke down Tisha Campbell’s and one Tichina Arnold.

16 12 2007
Rebecca (16:06:56) :

I remember this song but I hadn’t seen the video in a minute. Youtube is a beast. You can find just about any video in existence.

@Blaqrain- Yes I remember the Good Girls. They were cute. I remember them rockin the school uniforms way before Britney Spears. Too bad they didn’t have longevity.

16 12 2007
Ratchet (17:56:14) :

I think they’re cute, just not stunning.

And one of them DOES look like Dawnn Lewis!

16 12 2007
mZ.Rh0nDaBabY (19:05:16) :

AHAHAAAAAAAAA! HOW ABOUT WHEN I WAS 11 yEARS 0LD i HAD THE VHS TAPE WiTH THiS ViDE0 AND THiS ViDEO 0NLy ON iT AND EVEN kNEW THE ENTiRE DANCE, HAHA! i EVEN HAD DAMiAN DAME “GOTTA LEARN My RHyTHM” LMAO! WHATCHA kNOW AB0UT THAT J?!?!

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