“Poison” is a 1990 single by the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]New Edition[/lastfm] spinoff group, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bell Biv DeVoe[/lastfm]. This song – in the style of New Jack Swing– a late-80s hybrid of R&B and hip hop – was the group’s most successful, and sings of the dangers of falling in love. “Poison” was the first single taken from Bell Biv DeVoe’s debut album as its title track.
On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, “Poison” rose from #52 to #34 in the week of April 14, 1990, and eventually peaked at #3 for four consecutive weeks. ”Poison” became one of the most successful singles of 1990…“Never trust a big butt and a smile”…Remember That?