"Forever Your Girl" - Paula Abdul
from the album Forever Your Girl (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 14
Today's song of the day is by singer/dancer Paula Abdul, who after a slow start to the promotion of her debut album, Forever Your Girl, scored a #1 hit pop single with the third release from the record, "Straight Up". The next offering up for radio was the title track, written and produced by Oliver Lieber (who was a member of the band Ta Mara and the Seen back in the early 80s), the son of Presley wordsmith Jerry Lieber. The bubbly oath of faithfulness with an ultra-cute video (with a cameo from kid Hobbit Elijah Wood) kept the momentum at mainstream radio going...
"Forever Your Girl" became Paula's second #1 pop hit in the U.S. in May of 1989. The song also went to #11 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, and slipped in at #54 on their R&B list. The 12" remix single stopped at #28 on the Dance Club Play chart as well. Internationally, the song went to #1 in Canada, was a top-40 hit in the UK (#24), Germany (#17), New Zealand (#11), and the Netherlands (#13).
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Here she in on tour in Japan in 1991...
...and finally, the transformed 12" remix of the track from Frankie Foncett...
Up tomorrow: A post-disco queen (and another great dancer) has some verifiable romance.