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Thread started 06/22/15 8:51am

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Debbie Gibson, Foolish Beat.

Aww, as nice as a cat on a sofa after pouring some cold lemonade. aww, sweet pop tunage.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 06/22/15 11:41am

SoulAlive

I liked this song,back in 1988 biggrin

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Reply #2 posted 06/22/15 3:39pm

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Big, big fan of hers. But I never liked this one. Too overwrought, reminding me of those late 80's Gloria Estefan sorta ballads.

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Reply #3 posted 06/22/15 6:00pm

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Reply #4 posted 06/22/15 7:34pm

avasdad

Debbie was hot doh! My teenage crush!

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Reply #5 posted 06/22/15 7:54pm

avasdad

Debbie was hot doh! My teenage crush!

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Reply #6 posted 06/22/15 7:58pm

SoulAlive

Her career was going really well,until she put out that silly "Electric Youth" single.

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Reply #7 posted 06/22/15 9:33pm

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SoulAlive said:

Her career was going really well,until she put out that silly "Electric Youth" single.



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Whatchoo mean? Electric Youth is my jam. Love me some Debbie Gibson!
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Reply #8 posted 06/22/15 9:57pm

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Electric Youth got to #11 on the Top 100 and the maxi single hit #3 on the dance chart. So I don't know how that is considered not going well.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #9 posted 06/22/15 11:54pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Electric Youth got to #11 on the Top 100 and the maxi single hit #3 on the dance chart. So I don't know how that is considered not going well.

SoulAlive has a point. Her singles dropped off quite heavily after "Electric Youth" and she never really recovered chart wise. For a teen pop star, to come off a number 1 single and follow it up with one at number 11 would be seen as a disapointment I Imagine.

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Her demise wasn't that sudden though. She did 2 more albums for Atlantic after "Electric Youth", but her popularity or "chart power" had waned considerably, as it often can do to teen stars with teen fanbases.

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Atlantic tried to get a more sexual side to her on later singles like the ridiculous and clunky "Shock your mama" and the more mature "Losin' myself", but the public wouldn't bite and it's quite clear in hindsight she was uncomfortable with this slightly risque (for her) direction. Blame Madonna and "Justify my love/Erotica" era LOL. Debbie was no Madonna.

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Reply #10 posted 06/23/15 12:02am

SoulAlive

yeah,but that song was sorta like the beginning of the end biggrin I can't even name any singles that came after it.

MickyDolenz said:

Electric Youth got to #11 on the Top 100 and the maxi single hit #3 on the dance chart. So I don't know how that is considered not going well.

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Reply #11 posted 06/23/15 12:07am

SoulAlive

thesexofit said:

MickyDolenz said:

Electric Youth got to #11 on the Top 100 and the maxi single hit #3 on the dance chart. So I don't know how that is considered not going well.

SoulAlive has a point. Her singles dropped off quite heavily after "Electric Youth" and she never really recovered chart wise. For a teen pop star, to come off a number 1 single and follow it up with one at number 11 would be seen as a disapointment I Imagine.

Exactly.All of the previous singles did well."Electic Youth" was the first single that wasn't a major hit for her.I recall,at the time,many people thought that song was corny lol Her career never really recovered from that less-than-blockbuster single.

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Reply #12 posted 06/23/15 1:30am

domainator2010

I used to love this song, and "Out of the blue" as well! smile

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Reply #13 posted 06/24/15 9:55pm

SoulAlive

I remember,back in the late 80s,the media tried to do a "Debbie Gibson vs. Tiffany" rivalry lol Debbie wrote her own songs and Tiffany didn't,so of course the general consensus seemed to be that Debbie was the better artist.

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Reply #14 posted 06/25/15 9:39am

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[Edited 6/25/15 9:39am]

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #15 posted 06/25/15 11:57am

peppeken

Always thought it was a rip off of careless about whisper... Lyri ally and musically ... Sax solo... She was a big g michael fan at the time too
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Reply #16 posted 06/25/15 1:49pm

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^^I still have a magazine from the time and Debbie said that Billy Joel was her favorite

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