Debbie Gibson

Deborah Ann Gibson (born August 31, 1970)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Gibson released her debut album Out of the Blue in 1987, which spawned several international hits, later being certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.[2] One of those singles, "Foolish Beat", made Gibson the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single.[3] Her double-platinum second album[2] Electric Youth (1989), gave Gibson another U.S. number-one hit with "Lost in Your Eyes". Gibson is the sole songwriter on all of her singles to reach the Top 20 of the Hot 100 charts. She was recognized by ASCAP as Songwriter of the Year, along with Bruce Springsteen, in 1989. She continued to record and release music throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In 2006, Gibson reached No. 24 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart with "Say Goodbye", a duet with Jordan Knight and in 2017 achieved her highest-charting hit in more than 25 years[4] in her duet with Sir Ivan, 'I Am Peaceman'.

In addition to music, she has gone on to starring roles on Broadway and touring musicals including playing Eponine in Les Misérables and Sandy in Grease, as well as independent film and television work.

Debbie Gibson
Debbie Gibson at Cinema City Film Festival day 2 1
Gibson in 2008
Background information
Birth nameDeborah Ann Gibson
BornAugust 31, 1970 (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • actress
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1986–present
Labels
Associated actsTiffany, Martika, New Kids on the Block, Tommy Page
Websitedebbiegibsonofficial.com

Early life

Gibson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the third daughter of four of Joseph Gibson and Diane Gibson (née Pustizzi).[1][5][6] Her father, who enjoyed singing, was originally named Joseph Schultz and was orphaned as a boy;[7] his biological mother married a man with the surname Gibson before putting Joseph into an orphanage.[8] Debbie Gibson grew up in suburban Merrick, New York, on Long Island.[9] She describes herself as of "Italian/Sicilian and part German and possibly some Russian" descent.[10] She studied piano under American pianist Morton Estrin.[11]

Music career

1986–1989

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Gibson in the 1980s

After years of writing and producing her own material, Gibson finally found her demo in the hands of a radio personality who eventually shared it with an executive at Atlantic Records. Based solely on Gibson's original song, "Only in My Dreams", she was signed to a development deal and began a promotional tour of club venues throughout the United States.

Gibson spent much of 1986 and the beginning of 1987 building her songwriting catalog while continuing to play club dates. Continuing her promotional tour, Gibson also continued attending classes at Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York, whence she later graduated as an honor student. Diane Gibson, Debbie's mother and manager, accompanied her daughter on many of these track dates. "We played dance clubs, straight clubs and gay clubs", Diane has said.

The promotional pressing of "Only in My Dreams" landed the song within the Billboard Hot 100.[12][13] Atlantic Records signed Gibson to a recording contract, and thus began the process of completing the first record.

Gibson, along with producer Fred Zarr, wrote, recorded, and produced her first album Out of the Blue in only 4 weeks. Now having something to market, "Only in My Dreams" was selected as Debbie's first single. This time, "Dreams" found traction on Top 40 radio, and reached a peak of No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart.

Following the success of "Dreams", "Shake Your Love" was released as the follow-up single and reached the Billboard Top 5. The "Shake Your Love" video was choreographed by Paula Abdul and was the first time MTV had visited Debbie on a video shoot.

In 1987, while performing around the United States at nightclub venues, Gibson was recording her debut album, Out of the Blue. It was recorded in four weeks. Four singles from the album reached the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart: "Only in My Dreams", "Shake Your Love", "Out of the Blue", and the number-one hit "Foolish Beat", followed by "Staying Together", which performed more modestly, reaching No. 22. "Foolish Beat" set a record for Gibson, making her (at 17) the youngest artist ever to have written, produced, and performed a Billboard number-one single, as entered in the 1988 Guinness Book of World Records. She remains the youngest female artist to have done so. Out of the Blue was established as a hit album, and she had success in the UK and southeast Asia, filling stadiums with her Out of the Blue tour. By the end of 1988, Out of the Blue had gone triple platinum.

The Out of the Blue music video compilation was certified platinum by the RIAA; the concert tour video was certified 2x platinum. In October 1988, Gibson sang the national anthem for Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series.

Electric Youth was released in early 1989, and spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Top 200 Album chart. The first single released, "Lost in Your Eyes", was No. 1 on the Hot 100 for three weeks, garnering her another achievement as the first female to have both an album and single simultaneously at No. 1. (She shared the 1989 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award with Bruce Springsteen.) Subsequent singles from the album were "Electric Youth" (No. 11), "No More Rhyme" (No. 17), and "We Could Be Together" (No. 71). The Electric Youth album was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA. The successful Electric Youth world tour and Live Around the World VHS (2x platinum) followed. In 1988, Debbie sang "Don't Flirt with Me".

1990–2001

She recorded two more albums for Atlantic Records: Anything Is Possible (1990) and Body Mind Soul (1993). "Anything Is Possible", co-written with Motown mainstay Lamont Dozier, peaked at No. 26 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1991. Subsequent singles from Anything Is Possible failed to chart on the Hot 100, although "One Step Ahead" scored on the Hot Maxi Singles and Hot Dance charts, peaking at No. 21 and No. 18 respectively. Body Mind Soul spawned another minor hit in "Losin' Myself", which was accompanied by a controversial video clip, which Matthew Rolston directed, that featured Gibson as a stripper. The second single from the album, "Shock Your Mama", became a minor hit in Europe and the UK, however "Losin' Myself" was Debbie Gibson's last appearance on the Billboard Hot 100.

During this time, Gibson was part of the supergroup that recorded the charity single "Voices That Care" which peaked at No. 11 on the Hot 100 chart.

In 1995, she signed with EMI's SBK Records division and recorded her only album for the label, Think With Your Heart. It was an Adult contemporary-heavy album consisting of piano and keyboard ballads recorded predominantly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The album's producer, Niko Bolas, who was usually Neil Young's co-producer, was producing the reunion album for veteran punk band Circle Jerks, and invited Gibson to a recording session for that band's album. She sang background vocals on the song "I Wanna Destroy You", as well as appearing at and participating in the Circle Jerks' performance at punk venue CBGB, wearing one of the band's T-shirts and sharing a microphone with frontman Keith Morris.

In 1998, she sang the song, "I Do", which is featured on the soundtrack to the film, The Naked Man.[14] The lyrics to the song were composed by the co-writer of the film, Ethan Coen.[15] The soundtrack has never been released.

After parting company with EMI, Gibson formed her own record label, Espiritu, to release her original material. Her sixth album, Deborah (1997), marked her full return to pop. Deborah includes the lead single "Only Words". "Only Words" (Dance Edit) became a Top 40 Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit. The album's other single was the ballad, "Naturally". Though it only sold 20,000 in the US, Deborah remains well-respected.

In 2001, she released her seventh album on her new record label, Golden Egg, titled M.Y.O.B.---i.e. Mind Your Own Business. It featured three singles: the sensual pop song "What You Want", the Latin-infused Dance-pop song "Your Secret", and the bass heavy "M.Y.O.B." Highlights from the album include the sultry Latin-flavored smooth jazz song "In Blue", a vintage style ballad "Wishing You Were Here", "Jaded", and a remix of "M.Y.O.B." with the background vocals of her two nieces.

2005–2009

In 2005, Gibson co-wrote and recorded a song titled "Someone You Love" with the O'Neill Brothers. With the O'Neill Brothers, she released an updated, acoustic version of her number-one hit "Lost in Your Eyes". There was an Emmy-nominated PBS special in 2005.[16][17]

The March 2005 issue of Playboy featured a nude pictorial of Gibson, coinciding with the release of her single, "Naked". She has said that the magazine had asked her five times to pose for them since she turned 18.[18] She agreed to pose in an effort to revamp her image, describing how one casting call called her agent, not realizing that Gibson had long since outgrown her teenage image.[19] The single peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart in March 2005.[20]

In November 2005, it was announced that Debbie would go on tour with The O'Neill Brothers for "Someone You Love Tour" [21] in 2006. "Lost in Your Eyes" was revamped with an acoustic sound and a song "Someone You Love" was written and performed by Debbie and The O'Neill Brothers. These two songs also appeared on The O'Neill Brothers album Someone You Love.

She had a resurgence of popularity in niche markets. Her single "Your Secret" came back from its dormant state and became popular on some radio stations including Super 91.7 WMPH in Wilmington, Delaware. "Your Secret" has been on their request show, Total Control Radio, for 12 months; it reached No. 1 on its third week on that station's chart in May 2006. It charted along with a few of her other singles, "M.Y.O.B." and "Only Words" (Dance Edit), the Eurodance mix. They all have become recurrent hits on WMPH.[22]

The 2006 single, "Say Goodbye", featuring dance-pop artist Jordan Knight, made an impression in the Soft AC and Hot AC radio formats, becoming the third-most added single during summer, 2006. It debuted at No. 35 on the Hot Contemporary chart, peaking at No. 24 in early September.[23] The same year, Gibson appeared in the independent film Coffee Date with Wilson Cruz and Jonathan Silverman and provided a soundtrack song called "Sounds Like Love".

On November 14, 2006, Gibson released the song "Famous" on her official website. The song was written by Gibson and Tiziano Lugli, and was produced by Lugli.

In May 2007, the world premiere of Electric Youth: The Musical was unveiled at The Starlight Theatre in Orlando, Florida. The musical featured 14 of Gibson's songs and was directed by Dean Parker. [24] On August 24, 2007, Gibson and Frankie Avalon hosted Time Life Presents Dick Clark's American Bandstand 50th Anniversary Collection.[25]

Debbie Gibson LA Pride 2007
Debbie Gibson at LA Pride 2007

In September 2007, Gibson considered creating a camp on the West Coast. She is the founder and creator of Camp Electric Youth,[26] a children's summer day camp which ran from July 7–18, 2008. It claims to be the first camp of its kind in the Los Angeles area. The camp was reportedly attended by "over 120 talented singers, actors and dancers" from around the world.

Gibson was a judge for the online talent competition, Total Pop Star,[27] along with Andrew Van Slee (producer and judge), and Joey Lawrence (from Blossom). The first season ran from Nov 12, 2007 – May 30, 2008, though it was later extended to June. The show ended abruptly during the 2nd season.

In January 2008, Gibson announced that she would revive and perform her 1980s hits—along with her Broadway role songs—during a three-run week in May 2008 at Harrah's in Atlantic City.[28] [29]

She later appeared on the April 2008 cover of Lavender Magazine (a GLBT magazine in Minnesota)[30] and was interviewed about her career and upcoming projects. Then on the 24th, Gibson hosted and performed on Spotlightlive '80s Karaoke Experience in New York[31] singing songs such as "Only in My Dreams", "Out of the Blue", "Love Shack" (an original hit for the B-52's) and "9 to 5". She performed with Samantha Fox, Tiffany, & Rick Astley at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada on April 10, 2009.[32]

On March 5, 2009, Gibson announced via YouTube video blog that she would be releasing a new song/video called "Already Gone".[33] Released on her official website and reverberation, the song was released first on March 9, 2009, then the video on March 13, 2009.[34] The song was written by Gibson and produced by Fred Coury. It was accompanied by a music video produced by Guy Birtwhistle and directed by John Knowles, which starred Birtwhistle, Gibson, and Steve Valentine.

Gibson gave a sneak peek of a new song on June 5, 2009 through her YouTube video blog uploaded herself.[35]

2010–present

In January 2010, an unofficial clip "Cougar" was uploaded on YouTube.[36] She also became a spokesperson for Murad's Resurgence Skin Care and plays piano and sings a line of the song called "Cougar".[37]

It was announced on her official website that "I Love You", the first single from her 2010 album Ms Vocalist, reached No. 1 on the international cable radio charts for the week of November 3. Debbie covered J-Pop tunes for the Ms Vocalist album that were originally sung by Japanese artists like Chage and Aska (Say Yes), Yutaka Ozaki (I love you), Sekaiju no Dareyori Kitto (by Miho Nakayama & WANDS) among others, plus Japanese/English version of her number-one hit "Lost in Your Eyes" and a duet with Eric Martin. The first official music video from the new album is "I Love You" which was released on Gibson Official YouTube site on October 19, 2010.[38]

Gibson announced in November 2010 that she would be doing an "DG Live from the Living Room" on Stageit.com on December 1, 2010.

Gibson's song "Rise", from the forthcoming documentary 3 Billion and Counting, was included on the short list for an Academy Award for Best Song in a Film in 2010.[39] In the summer of 2011, she released Rise on iTunes, and also performed it on Good Morning America in New York.

Gibson performed as Mother Nature in Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at Foxwoods/MGM Casino from July 27 to September 1, 2010.[40]

In 2010, the album Ms. Vocalist, from Sony Japan was Top 10 on the Japanese Billboard chart and the first single from the album, "I Love You", hit No. 1.[41]

In January 2011, Gibson wrote, performed and produced the song "Snake Charmer" for the film Mega Python vs. Gatoroid which is available on iTunes.[42] Also clips of "Rise", "Cougar", and "Don't Wake Me" are available on her official site after the site was revamped.[43]

On April 18, 2011, Gibson confirmed via Twitter that she would be touring with fellow 1980s pop princess Tiffany during the summer of 2011. Tiffany also made the announcement via the New York Post.[44]

In June 2011, Gibson appeared in Katy Perry's music video "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" alongside several other guest stars.[45]

On August 27, 2016, Gibson starred in an original Hallmark Channel film, Summer of Dreams, about a former pop star, trying to make a comeback, who finds herself better suited as a school's choir director. She also recorded a song, titled "Wonderland", for the film.[46]

In June 2017, Billboard Magazine reported that Gibson achieved her highest-charting hit in more than 25 years[4] in her duet with Sir Ivan on "I Am Peaceman" which hit #26 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart.[47]

Theatre

Deborah Gibson debuted on Broadway in 1992, playing Eponine in Les Misérables. She then went to London and starred as Sandy in Grease—a role 800 other girls tried out for before producers chose Gibson—in a West End production.[48] The show broke box office sales records.[49] The single version of "You're the One That I Want", a duet with Craig McLachlan, taken from the Original Cast Recording, reached No. 13 on the UK charts in 1993.

On returning to the States, she appeared in the Broadway touring production, this time playing Rizzo. She played Fanny Brice in a revamped Funny Girl tour. She has had many successful theater credits; she was among the many actresses who took the starring role of Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. She replaced Kerry Butler in September 1997 and was in the show until June 1998 when she was then succeeded by Kim Huber. She also starred the critically lauded production of Gypsy (in a production staged at The Paper Mill Playhouse). She starred as Louise opposite Broadway legend Betty Buckley. She participated in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where she played The Narrator, and starred as Cinderella in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical with Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother. In October 2002, she starred as Velma Kelly in the Boston production of Chicago. In 2003, she played Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. From March to April 2004, she played the role of 'Marta' in the UCLA Reprise! production of Company.

Gibson starred as Anna Leonowens in Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical The King and I which began October 17, 2008 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and ran through October 26.[50]

Film and television

Gibson co-hosted Nickelodeon's first Kids' Choice Awards in 1988, alongside Tony Danza, Brian Robbins, and Dan Schneider.

On January 6, 2008, Gibson appeared on Deal or No Deal along with Corey Feldman as part of a 1980s special.

Gibson co-starred with actor Lorenzo Lamas in the low-budget action/adventure film Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, produced by The Asylum and released on May 19, 2009.[51] The film drew in 2 million viewers on Syfy in 2009. Its trailer became a viral hit, scoring over one million hits on MTV.com and YouTube.[52] The film premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Gibson's former music rival Tiffany had her film Necrosis (a.k.a. Blood Snow) premiere at the Cannes as well.[53]

Gibson and Tiffany starred in a Syfy original movie entitled Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, aired on January 29, 2011.[54] The pairing was suggested by Tiffany, who wanted to play off their supposed rivalry.[55]

Gibson made a cameo appearance in the 2012 film Rock of Ages in the ("We're Not Gonna Take It"/"We Built This City") face-off.

Gibson reprised her role as Emma McNeil in the 2014 film Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark.[56][57]

She starred in the UP TV movie called The Music in Me alongside Gloria Reuben in 2015. The movie also featured an original song called "Promises", written and performed by Gibson.[58]

In mid-2003, Gibson was a judge on the American Idol spin-off American Juniors which lasted one season. In January 2006, she joined the cast of Skating with Celebrities on Fox Television, partnered with Canadian former World Champion figure skater Kurt Browning. She was voted out in the third episode.

Gibson competed on the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice, which began airing on February 19, 2012.[59] On the fourth task, she won $50,000 for her charity, Children International.[60] Gibson was fired on April 1, 2012 in the seventh task because she had brought in the least amount of money between her teammates in the boardroom, Dayana Mendoza and Teresa Giudice.[61] While both Mendoza and Giudice were arguably weaker candidates going forward, given that Mendoza was cited as the women's weakest link and Giudice had failed the task as project manager, Gibson was fired instead.

On September 6, 2017, Gibson was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with first time pro-dancer, Alan Bersten.[62] On September 26, 2017, Gibson and Bersten were the second couple eliminated coming in 12th place.[63]

Image and influence

In tandem with the second album, she created a perfume called Electric Youth that was distributed by Revlon, and other makeup essentials for young girls that were distributed nationwide through Natural Wonder Cosmetics.[64] Debbie's trademark was her hats, usually a black pork pie style. She also made popular wearing tight, rolled-up jeans, vests over a T-shirt, friendship bracelets and two Swatch watches as on the back cover of her popular Electric Youth album and in her "Staying Together" music video. Her influences were Madonna and Olivia Newton-John, though she has often stated she admires Elton John and Billy Joel as favorite artists and was asked and did sing and perform live with Billy Joel and John at Elton John's Madison Square Garden show.[65] She appeared on the covers of numerous teen magazines such as Tiger Beat.

Personal life

Over the years, Gibson has been the target of stalkers. Robert Bardo, who was convicted for murdering actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989, had a wall in his house adorned with pictures of Gibson and Tiffany.[66] In May 1998, Michael Falkner, a disgruntled fan from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was arrested outside Manhattan's Palace Theater, where Gibson was performing in the live musical adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This was after Gibson received threatening letters, emails and faxes from Falkner, who used the alias 'Starcade'.[67][68] In 2008, Gibson filed for a restraining order against Spanish taxi driver Jorge Puigdollers, who had stalked her since 2002.[69] However, a temporary restraining order was not issued, and a court date was set to determine if a restraining order was appropriate.[70] The proceeding was dismissed when Gibson failed to show up for the hearing.[71]

Gibson was once engaged to Jonathan Kanterman[72] and has been in a long-term relationship since 2008 with Rutledge Taylor.[73]

Gibson has been battling Lyme disease since early 2013.[74]

In 2016, she appeared on Oprah: Where Are They Now?, where she spoke out about her drug use in the past, after the death of singer Prince:

I really feel like I haven't fully articulated it till now and really spoke candidly till now... When I heard the news about Prince and the fact that it might have been prescription drug-related, I really had a moment of, like, "That's awful and that's sad — and I can relate." And, unfortunately, 90 percent of the entertainment community can relate. I remember being on the road at, like, 25, touring with theater and doing my own cocktail of Tylenol PM and Xanax. It's like, "Oh, I found a way to make the Xanax last longer with the Tylenol PM. I mean, it's as simple as that, and that is how performers get in so much trouble."[75]

Discography

Filmography

Film

Television

Awards and nominations

  • 1989: Debut Album of the Year – Out of the BlueNew York Music Awards
  • 1989: Debut Artist of the Year – New York Music Awards
  • 1989: ASCAP Songwriter of the Year (tied with Bruce Springsteen)
  • 1989: Nominated for Best Pop Female VocalistAmerican Music Awards
  • 1990: Nominated Favorite Female Music Performer – People's Choice Awards
  • 1990: Rock Producer of the Year – American Songwriter Awards
  • 1990: Artist of the Year – New York Music Awards
  • 1990: Song of the Year – "Lost In Your Eyes" – New York Music Awards
  • 1990: Best Pop Female Vocalist – New York Music Awards

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Anything Is Possible (Debbie Gibson song)

"Anything Is Possible" (Atlantic 87793; Atlantic Europe 87735; Atlantic UK A7735; Atlantic Japan AMDY-5035) is the first single from American singer-songwriter-actress Deborah Gibson's third album (LP 82167) of the same title. Co-written, co-arranged and co-produced by Gibson and Lamont Dozier, the LP Version (3:47) was used for the single release worldwide (87793, AMDY-5035) except the United Kingdom and Europe, where an edited version of a remix by Harding and Curnow of PWL Records was used (87735, A7735). The single fared relatively well on the US charts, reaching #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1991.

Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child

"Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child" is a song by Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper, released on the album Root Hog or Die in 1989.

Debbie Gibson discography

American singer Debbie Gibson has released nine studio albums, five compilation albums, thirty-five singles, three video albums, and twenty-one music videos.

Deborah (album)

Deborah is the sixth album by American singer Debbie Gibson. Released in June 1997 under Gibson's own record label, Espiritu Records, this was the first release where the singer was credited with her full name.

Eyes of the Child

"Eyes of the Child" (Atlantic Japan / Warner-Pioneer #AMDY-5106) is a song by Debbie Gibson, released as a single exclusively in Japan in 1993.

Foolish Beat

"Foolish Beat" is the fourth single, and the first ballad release, from American singer-songwriter-actress Debbie Gibson. Originally recorded in the winter of 1987 for the Dream Tour, months prior to its inclusion on Gibson's album Out of the Blue, the single topped the US Billboard Hot 100 on June 25, 1988, giving Gibson the record for the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a number-one single entirely on her own, at age 17.In the United Kingdom, the single reached number nine on the UK Singles Chart. The song also reached the top five in Canada and Ireland and the top 10 in the Netherlands and Switzerland. The single was released in Japan as the B-side to "Out of the Blue" on Atlantic Japan 10SW-15.

In 2010, Gibson re-recorded the song as an extra track for the Deluxe Edition release of the Japan-exclusive album Ms. Vocalist.

Free Me (Debbie Gibson song)

"Free Me" (Atlantic Japan / Warner-Pioneer AMDY-5109) is a song by Debbie Gibson, released as a single in 1993, from her album Body, Mind, Soul. It was released as a 12" single for promotion only in the United States and the United Kingdom and as a commercial CD-single in Japan.

Greatest Hits (Debbie Gibson album)

Greatest Hits is the first compilation album—and the last Atlantic Records album—of American singer Debbie Gibson. It was released in September 1995.

Lost in Your Eyes

"Lost in Your Eyes" is the sixth single from American singer-songwriter, Debbie Gibson, and the first from her second album, Electric Youth. First released in January 1989, the ballad climbed to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and remained there for three weeks, becoming her most successful single. Additionally, it reached number three on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

The song was written by Gibson in late 1987 and published by Creative Bloc Music, Ltd. and Deborah Ann's Music in early 1988, with the rights eventually administered by the Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP). A beta arrangement had been performed on the Out of the Blue Tour.One variant mixed from the original multitrack, "Lost in Your Eyes" (Piano and Vocal Mix/3:34), was only available in Europe as Track 3 of the CD3 release #A8970CD. The song is mentioned by name in Kimya Dawson's, "Caving in," as the singer's preferred alternative to "Unchained Melody".

Natural Wonder (Revlon subsidiary brand)

Natural Wonder Cosmetics the United States cosmetics brand, was operated by Revlon Consumer Products Corporation from 1963 to 2000, when Revlon sold the division to CVC Capital Partners. One of the first products to use the brand was a medicated foundation. Natural Wonder provided Revlon with an economy cosmetics brand throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

One of the more prominent spokeswomen for Natural Wonder was Debbie Gibson, who advertised the company's products to her teenager demographic during 1988–1990 and even designed a celebrity scent that the company marketed in 1989 (for further info on Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson see Electric Youth (fragrance)).Among standard products were the following:

Super Nails, including standard nail enamels and a transparent 3-Way Nail Hardener.

Finer Liner eyeliner.

Naturally (Deborah Gibson song)

"Naturally" is the fourth and final single from Deborah Gibson's album Deborah, released in 1997. "Naturally" was released as a single exclusively in Japan in 1998.

One Hand, One Heart (Debbie Gibson song)

"One Hand, One Heart" (Atlantic 87710; Atlantic Japan AMDY-5046) is the third single from the 1990 album Anything Is Possible (LP 82167) by American singer-songwriter-actress Deborah Gibson. Single-handedly written, arranged and produced by Gibson, this single, released for sale in the United States, Australia and Japan, is essentially performed as an art song, the only additional instrumentation being the background strings. On the charts, this art song did not perform substantially better than "(This So-Called) Miracle," failing to make any of the main singles charts.

Both songs written by Deborah Gibson - Music Sales Corp., ASCAP

One Step Ahead (Debbie Gibson song)

"One Step Ahead" (Atlantic 87677; Atlantic UK A7677; Atlantic Japan AMDY-5054) is the fourth single from the 1990 album Anything Is Possible (LP 82167) by American singer-songwriter-actress Deborah Gibson. The LP Version (4:52) was co-written with Lamont Dozier and co-produced with John "Jellybean" Benitez. This song was remixed for both the single and maxi single by "Little" Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzales for Masters At Work Productions, Inc., rendering the Hot Radio Mix (4:18) for 87677, A7677 and AMDY-5054, and at least the Masters At Work Mix (5:50) for 86025.

Although this single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, it scored on the Billboard Hot Maxi Singles and Hot Dance chart, peaking at #21 and #18 respectively.

Only in My Dreams

"Only in My Dreams" is the debut single for American singer-songwriter-actress Debbie Gibson. Released December 16, 1986, as a maxi single (Atlantic DM 86744), and then in remixed form (Vocal/3:50, as described herein) February 1987, the song was written by Gibson in 1984, two years before she recorded it. Produced by Fred Zarr and engineered by Don Feinberg for BiZarr Music, Inc., mixed by "Little" Louie Vega and mastered by Herb "Pump" Powers, the dance-pop song reached No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the summer of 1987. Douglas Breitbart for Broadbeard Productions, Inc. served as executive producer (see also Debbie Gibson).

While it did not initially make the UK top 50, 'Dreams' re-entered the UK singles chart in 1988 on the back of the success of her second single (viz., "Shake Your Love," Atlantic UK A9187), eventually peaking at No. 11. The Extended Club Mix/Vocal track (6:34) from DM 86744 was excerpted for a dance medley, "Medley: Out of the Blue/Shake Your Love/Only in My Dreams" (Debbie Gibson Mega Mix), that became Track 4 on Atlantic DM 86556 "Foolish Beat."

A different mix, "Only in My Dreams" (LP Version/3:54), mastered from the original multi-track for DM 86744, became track 3 on Gibson's debut album Out of the Blue (Atlantic LP 81780), and a further variation, "Only in My Dreams (Dream House Mix/10:03)", was Track 3 on Atlantic DM 86556 "Foolish Beat".

Since the song's release, Gibson has re-recorded the song twice: in 1997 for her album Deborah and in 2010 for the Deluxe Edition release of the Japan-exclusive Ms. Vocalist.

The song was voted 95th on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s.

Out of the Blue (Debbie Gibson album)

Out of the Blue is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson, released in August 1987. The album received favorable reviews from music critcs and sold more than 3 million copies in the United States (3 times platinum by RIAA) and 5 million copies worldwide.

Out of the Blue (Debbie Gibson song)

"Out of the Blue" is the third single by American singer-songwriter-actress Debbie Gibson. The title track of her debut album, the song was written by Gibson and co-produced and co-arranged with Fred Zarr, with Douglas Breitbart as executive producer. Released as a single in January 1988, "Out of the Blue" gave Gibson her highest chart placing at the time by reaching No. 3 in the U.S. In the UK, it did slightly less well than her two previous singles, stalling at No. 19.

As a maxi single, "Out of the Blue," like "Shake Your Love" before it, took No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Maxi Singles chart.

In 2010, Gibson re-recorded the song as an extra track for the Deluxe Edition release of the Japan-exclusive album Ms. Vocalist.

Sure (Debbie Gibson song)

"Sure" (Atlantic Philippines/WEA single ATR-0456) is a song written, produced and performed by American singer-songwriter-actress Deborah Gibson. An album track on Anything Is Possible (Atlantic LP 82167), this song was paired with another track from the same album, "Stand Your Ground", produced by Fred Zarr for BiZarr Music Inc., for this single.

Think with Your Heart

Think with Your Heart is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson. The album was somewhat unpopular in the US, only selling 25,000 copies, but was a minor success in Japan, peaking at #46 on the Japanese album charts, as well as some success in South Africa. The album was produced by Gibson herself, and largely recorded with a live orchestra and shows the maturity of Gibson as a musician.

Without You (Debbie Gibson song)

"Without You" is a song by Debbie Gibson released as a single exclusively in Japan in 1990. Gibson wrote the lyrics herself, with music written by Japanese singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita. Production credits were given to S. Andrew Zulla. It was featured on the Japanese television drama Otoko ni Tsuite (About Men) aired on TBS in 1990, and peaked at #26 on the Japanese Oricon chart.

In the following year, a co-writer reconstructed the song in alternative lyrics in Japanese written by him, under the title "Sayonara Natsu no Hi (さよなら夏の日)". Yamashita's interpretation was issued as one of the lead singles for his Artisan album, and gained more commercial success than original recording.

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