Flashback Friday: Boyz II Men and Day26

Since male R&B groups have gone extinct like the Tyrannosaurus and Ecto-Cooler, let’s take this Friday to resurrect their legacy.


Boyz II Men, Cooleyhighharmony (1991)

Yesterday in the Soul In Stereo Cypher on Facebook we engaged in a spirited debate on the legacy of Boyz II Men. Admittedly, they might not have the enduring legacy of a New Edition or the infamy of a Jodeci but make NO mistake – when it comes to mainstream success B2M might be the biggest R&B act of the past 20 years. Their reign of dominance started with this debut, and as great as it is, they’d go on to top it just a couple of years later. You can’t sleep on these guys.

Also check out:

“It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

“Uhh Ahh”


Day26 (2008)

And speaking of R&B groups, is it fair to call Day26 R&B’s last successful male group? Their debut album debuted at No. 1 and showed plenty of promise. Too bad these guys fizzled out before they reached their full potential.

Also check out:

“Are We In This Together”

“Since You’ve Been Gone”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.



  1. Dang. Never even heard of Day 26. Guess that shows my age. I’m gonna have to check them out now lol.

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