One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1988 – Ivan Neville

“Not Just Another Girl” by Ivan Neville

With the name of Neville, Ivan was boud to have at least one hit, which is what he had. The son of Aaron, and nephew to the members of The Neville Brothers, got off to a good start with his debut solo album, If My Ancestors Could See Me Now. His one hit song, “Not Just Another Girl”, came from that album. The song peaked at #26 on December 10, 1988.

Ivan Neville released other songs, such as “Falling Out of Love” from the soundtrack for the John Ritter film, Skin Deep in 1989, and “Why Can’t I Fall In Love” from the 1990 Soundtrack to the Christian Slater film, “Pump Up the Volume”. But, they weren’t the hits that “Not Just Another Girl” was.

Neville has stayed active in the music business, playing and appearing on several Neville Brother records, as well as his father’s solo records. He also played with the Spin Doctors touring and recording on the group’s album Here Comes The Bride in 1999–2000. When the Spin Doctors’ lead singer, Chris Barron, lost his voice, Neville took over lead vocal duty.

In 2003, he formed his own band called Dumpstaphunk. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Ivan Neville recorded a critically acclaimed version of John Fogerty’s “Fortunate Son“, which appeared on the benefit album Sing Me Back Home.

Let’s Return to 1988, and go back to Ivan Neville’s top 40 solo hit, “Not Just Another Girl”:

One thought on “One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1988 – Ivan Neville”

  1. Please help me find this classic orginal 80s music video, it had models jumping up and down on a trampoline, its no where to be found if anyone has it, please email me aaronet AT


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