“Sensitivity” was the first single from Ralph Tresvant’s certified platinum, self-titled debut album. It was a #1 single and it ain’t hard to tell why: it’s the jam. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Another masterpiece from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, “Sensitivity” features a funky bassline groove and satiny vocals from Ralph. And although they don’t sound alike, Alexander O’Neal’s “All True Man”, another Jam and Lewis gem, sounds to me like it was derived from or could’ve been the continuation of “Sensitivity”. In any case, it’s bonafide. Not only is “Sensitivity” my favorite song to come out of the New Edition camp, it’s one of my favorite songs… ever.

Kimberly Kennedy Charles

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