“She Ain’t Worth It” was released as the lead-off single for his 1990 self-titled album. The single was released on May 5, 1990, and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
I was 15 years old and in the ninth grade when “She Ain’t Worth It” was released. It’s a song I liked the first time I heard it, due to how catchy it is musically. I also enjoyed Glenn’s vocal performance. Bobby Brown’s rap is decent, but it was ultimately Glenn that sold me on this song. Admittedly, the song does sound a bit dated now, but I still enjoy listening to it 25 years later. When I hear this song, it reminds me of the summer of 1990.
When it comes to the music video, it hasn’t held up quite as well as the song has over time. When you watch the video, it’s obvious just how dated it is. It’s not just the clothes and dancing that date it, the visual effects that appear in it emphasize when it came out. They’re visual effects that you really wouldn’t see being used now. Also, I have to say that Glenn isn’t much of a dancer. He’s better than I am, but singing is definitely his strong point.