En Vogue – “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”

November 26, 2022

“My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” was released in 1992 with En Vogue’s second album, Funky Divas.  It became one of the band’s most successful singles, alongside “Hold On” and “Don’t Let Go (My Love).” 

The song was certified gold by the RIAA after surpassing 500,000 units sold. It also came in at number 43 on VH1’s list of 100 Greatest 90s Songs.

Fun Facts:

  • En Vogue is a female band formed in 1989 with original members Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. 
  • The group debuted with the album Born to Sing in 1990. The album featured the single “Hold On,” which reached the # 2 spot on the US Hot 100.
  • Featuring a guitar riff from James Brown’s “The Payback,” Maxine and Dawn took lead vocals on the song.
  • The song’s B-side track is “Part of Me.”
  • “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” reached # 2 on the US charts upon its release. It peaked at # 4 in the UK.
  • The music video for “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” features all four women singing the song. The video itself is a nod to “Big Spender” from Sweet Charity.
  • The song’s music video won the award for Best Choreography at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Other hit songs by En Vogue include “Hold On,” “Don’t Let Go,” and “Giving Him Something He Can Feel.”
  • En Vogue made a cameo appearance in the rom-com Coming 2 America alongside the duo Salt-N-Pepa. 
  • The girls also competed in season 7 of The Masked Singer in 2022. The “Queen Cobras” of Team Bad was eliminated on May 4, narrowly missing a spot in the competition finale. 

Lyrics 

Ooh, bop

No, you’re never gonna get it (ow)

Never ever gonna get it

No, not this time

No, you’re never gonna get it

My love

Never ever gonna get it

No, you’re never gonna get it (ow)

Never ever gonna get it

No, not this time

No, you’re never gonna get it

My love

Never ever gonna get it

Ooh, bop

I remember how it used to be

You never was this nice, you can’t fool me

Ooh, bop

Now you’re talkin’ like you never change

The more you talk the more things sound the same

What makes you think you can just walk back into her life

Without a good fight, oh

I just sit back and watch you make a fool of yourself

‘Cause you’re just wasting your time, oh

No, you’re never gonna get it

Not this time

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Had your chance to make a change, never ever gonna get it

No, you’re never gonna get it

Not this time

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Had your chance to make a change

Never ever gonna get it

Ooh, bop

Now you promise me the moon and stars

Save your breath, you won’t get very far

Ooh, bop

Gave you many chances to make change

The only thing you changed was love to hate

It doesn’t matter what you do or what you say

She doesn’t love you, no way

Maybe next time you’ll give your woman a little respect

So you won’t be hearing her say, no way

No, you’re never gonna get it

Not this time

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Had your chance to make a change never ever gonna get it

No, you’re never gonna get it

Not this time

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Had your chance to make a change never ever gonna get it

No, you’re never gonna get it

Not this time

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Had your chance to make a change never ever gonna get it

No, you’re never gonna get it

Not this time Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Had your chance to make a change never ever gonna get it

Ooh, bop

Woo, yes sir

I give to the needy and not the greedy

Mmhmm, that’s right, ’cause ya see baby

Ooh, bop

When ya lackin’, ya losin’

And I’m out the door

Doesn’t matter what you do or what you say

She don’t love you, no way

Maybe next time, you’ll give your woman a little respect

So you won’t be hearing her say, no way

And now it’s time for a breakdown

Never gonna get it, never gonna get it

Never gonna get it, never gonna get it

Never gonna get it, never gonna get it

Never gonna get it, w-whoa whoa whoa

Never gonna get it, never gonna get it

Never gonna get it, never gonna get it

Never gonna get it, never gonna get it

Never gonna get it, never get it

No, you’re never gonna get it

Sweet lovin’

Never ever gonna get it

Sweet lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

My lovin’

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Sweet lovin’

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Sweet lovin’

Never ever gonna get it

My lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

Not this time

Never ever gonna get it

Sweet lovin’

No, you’re never gonna get it

My sweet lovin’

Never ever gonna get it

My sweet lovin’

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