My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#2), R&B (#1), and Dance (#8); 1992

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy figured prominently in a number of hits before they created En Vogue. The two first tasted success when a co-effort with producer Jay King and the Timex Social Club resulted in the 1986 R&B #1 Rumors.

The three teamed up next as Club Nouveau for Lean On Me, which topped the pop chart in 1987. Even as Foster/McElroy struck out on their own for 1989’s R&B #10 Dr. Soul, they were working on putting together a successful female group.

They settled on a combination of four talented, classy women drawn from an audition in which the candidates had to learn a new song and sing it. The quartet, originally known as U-4, lived and worked together for a year, making their initial appearance on F&M’s FM2 album.

In 1990 En Vogue’s first three singles stormed to #1R&B and the fourth reached #3. The fifth – My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – continued the #1 run, and spent three weeks at #2 on the pop list.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Denzil Foster
  • Thomas McElroy

Lyrics Written by:

  • Denzil Foster
  • Thomas McElroy
  • James Brown
  • Fred Wesley
  • John Starks