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Call It What You Want (New Kids on the Block song)


Call It What You Want (New Kids on the Block song)

"Call It What You Want"
Step By Step
Released May 27, 1991
Format 12" single, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop, house, techno
Length 6:31 (album version)
4:12 (radio edit)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Maurice Starr
Producer Maurice Starr (original version)
Robert Clivillés & David Cole (remix)
New Kids on the Block singles chronology

"Call It What You Want"
"Baby, I Believe In You"

"Call It What You Want" is a 1990 song by New Kids on the Block. Written and produced by Maurice Starr, the original version appears on the groups third album Step By Step. A club/house remix produced by Robert Clivillés & David Cole, which also featured a rap intro by Freedom Williams, later appeared on the groups 1990 hits compilation, No More Games/The Remix Album and would ultimately serve as the second single to be released from that album. The lead vocals were sung by Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, and Donnie Wahlberg.

Release and reception

Upon its release, the song was another single that received decent (though not enthusiastic) airplay in North America during the spring months of 1991 and could be considered the "last hurrah" in terms of singles from the group's initial run. The single peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Chart. While the group played this song in concert during their 1994 Face the Music Tour, it was not played again until the New Kids on the Block: Live tour on March 7, 2009.


  • "Call It What You Want (C&C Pump-It Mix) - 6:31
  • "Call It What You Want (C&C Pump-It Mix) [Radio Edit] - 4:12
  • "Call It What You Want (Original Version) - 4:11


Chart (1991) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 22
Dutch Singles Chart 17
Irish Singles Chart 8
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 45
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 24
UK Singles Chart 12


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