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All things Deborah / Re: Deborah -Youtube
« Last post by Woops on March 04, 2018, 01:34:19 PM »
Deb on "Dance Party USA", where they filmed an episode at a high school (1988)

"Foolish Beat"

"Out of the Blue"
Off Topic / Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Last post by Woops on March 01, 2018, 01:46:18 PM »
Def Leppard "Love Bites"   8)

Classic power ballad and the scenes very much fit the mood of the song. For some reason, it reminds me a bit of Deb's "Foolish Beat" with the heartbroken women and the end with Deb's video ex and the woman in the Def Leppard video walking away from the camera.
Off Topic / VH1 Top 100 Songs of the 80s
« Last post by Woops on March 01, 2018, 01:37:34 PM »
VH1 Top 100 Songs of the 1980's

ranked in 2006

It's somewhat semi-decent  list with mostly the same songs shown often on MTV/VH1 lists.  I usually just see the same songs from bands that had several hits placed. Especially Madonna, Duran Duran, Van Halen, INXS, to name a few.  Most  VH1 countdowns/specials were a bit of a guilty pleasure, which I usually just watched for vintage interview footage.

Like that "Only In My Dreams" is included, albeit very low.

"Come On Eileen" from Dexy's Midnight Runners is a fun, campy song, but is placed too high within the Top 20.

Plus some that should be left out.


100. Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
99. wang chung - everybody have fun tonight
98. bobby brown - my prerogative
97. romantics - what I like about you
96. men at work - down under
95. debbie gibson - only in my dreams
94. rolling stones - start me up
93. gary numan - cars
92. new kids on the block - the right stuff
91. katrina and the waves - walking on sunshine
90. tone loc - wild thing
89. pretenders - brass in pocket
88. chaka khan - ain't nobody
87. falco - rock me amadeus
86. bow wow wow - I want candy
85. robert palmer - addicted to love
84. lionel richie - all night long
83. prince - kiss
82. squeeze - tempted
81. cameo - word up
80. rob base and ez rock - it takes two
79. human league - don't you want me
78. blondie - call me
77. new edition - candy girl
76. thomas dolby - she blinded me with science
75. prince - little red corvette
74. george michael - faith
73. nena - 99 luftbaloons
72. the fixx - one thing leads to another
71. rick james - superfreak
70. joan jett - I love rock and roll
69. rem - it's the end of the world
68. public enemy - fight the power
67. reo speedwagon - keep on loving you
66. depeche mode - just can't get enough
65. foreigner - i want to know what love is
64. paula abdul - straight up
63. devo - whip it
62. berlin - take my breath away
61. styx - mr. roboto
60. young mc - bust a move
59. john mellencamp - jack and diane
58. culture club - do you really want to hurt me
57. toni basil - mickey
56. bonnie tyler - total eclipse of the heart
55. flock of seagulls - i ran
54. salt n peppa - push it
53. billy idol - white wedding
52. dead or alive - you spin me round
51. ratt - round and round
50. eurythmics - sweet dreams
49. beastie boys - fight for your right to party
48. bruce springsteen - born in the usa
47. twisted sister - we're not gonna take it
46. police - every breath you take
45. janet jackson - nasty
44. bananarama - cruel summer
43. abc - the look of love
42. clash - london calling
41. motley crue - dr. feelgood
40. b 52s - love shack
39. modern english - I melt with you
38. u2 - pride in the name of love
37. aerosmith - janie's got a gun
36. tommy tutone - 867-5309
35. phil collins - in the air tonight
34. poison - every rose has its thorn
33. soft cell - tainted love
32. night ranger - sister christian
31. queen and david bowie - under pressure
30. pat benatar - love is a battlefield
29. talking heads - burning down the house
28. wham - wake me up before you go go
27. kajagoogoo - too shy
26. guns n roses - welcome to the jungle
25. go-go's - our lips are sealed
24. a ha - take on me
23. cyndi lauper - girls just wanna have fun
22. cure - just like heaven
21. michael jackson - beat it
20. rick springfield - jessie's girl
19. cyndi - time after time
18. dexy's midnight runners - come on eileen
17. whitesnake - here I go again
16. inxs - need you tonight
15. van halen - jump
14. bangles - walk like an egyptian
13. u2 - with or without you
12. whitney houston - how will I know
11. journey - don't stop believin'
10. ac/dc - you shook me all night long
9. run dmc - walk this way
8. madonna - like a virgin
7. gnr - sweet child of mine
6. hall and oates - I can't go for that
5. prince - when doves cry
4. mj - billie jean
3. duran duran - hungry like the wolf
2. def leppard - pour some sugar on me
1. bon jovi - living on a prayer
All things Deborah / Re: Deborah -Youtube
« Last post by Woops on March 01, 2018, 12:16:49 PM »
"Teen Talk" interview from 1987,  promoting "Only In My Dreams" single, which from the interview the video was to be released in about a month. Guessing from the Spring of 1987, though can't find info on the show and the title is too vague.

The video was to take place at a school and diner.. well, there was a classroom on the beach

Ironically enough, I've thought about  the video for "Candy" from Mandy Moore being one of the very few late '90's teen pop videos that would've been done for Deb a decade earlier since it featured Mandy at her house waiting for her friends, hanging at a diner, and singing surrounded by skateboarders (Except the last part, though X Games/skateboarding was very popular in 1999.  Tom Petty's 1989 video for "Free Fallin" had a scene with people skateboarding though.).

As for 80's videos that took place at a diner, there was Janet Jackson "What Have You Done For Me Lately" from 1986 and "Foolish Beat" featured Deb in a coffee house.
All things Deborah / Re: Deborah -Youtube
« Last post by Woops on February 26, 2018, 09:57:28 AM »
"Foolish Beat" ranked #3 on "VH1 Awesomely Bad Break-up Songs" at 23:04 mark (2004)

15. Britney Spears - from the bottom of my broken heart
14. Puddle of Mudd - she hates me
13. Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald - on my own
12. Everything But the Girl - Missing
11. Toto - I'll be over you
10. John Waite - Missing You
9. Roxette - it must have been love
8. Whitney Houston - it's not right but it's okay
7. Brenda K. Starr - I still believe
6. Phil Collins - one more night
5. Chicago - hard habit to break
4. Michael Bolton - how am I supposed to live without you?
3. Debbie Gibson - foolish beat
2. Lisa Stansfiend - all around the world
1. Milli Vanilli - blame it on the rain

One of the countdowns from VH1 "Awesomely Bad" series, which similar to MTV "25 Lame."  Especially many songs/artist that were once given heavy rotation on MTV and VH1 when both played music videos.

Ironically enough MTV's "25 Lame" and their 100 Greatest, both from 1999, were somewhat of a precursor of countdowns on VH1 where it was mainly people making random commentary over songs rather than just playing the music videos. Also "TRL" in a way since only about a minute or two of a music video was played with interruptions from screaming fans and "e-mail requests" scrolled at the bottom of the screen.

 This was when VH1 was mainly reality shows, pop culture/gossip based shows, and music countdowns with people talking over songs. Though I watched "I Love the 80's" and some of the Best/Worst song countdowns. One of the positive aspects is that I've gotten interest on checking out the songs.

Noticed Britney Spears on the list, which I think was around the time she was more known for being tabloid fodder.
All things Deborah / Re: Deborah -Youtube
« Last post by Woops on February 22, 2018, 01:16:12 PM »
Brief MTV interview clip from 1987 featuring Deb talking about writing "Only In My Dreams" 

Bob Seger's "Like a Rock" from 1986, which I thought was from the '70's.
All things Deborah / Re: Deborah -Youtube
« Last post by Woops on February 14, 2018, 04:23:18 PM »
Deb interview from Hitline USA (1990)

Rick Dees radio interview from 1989

Deb as guest host on American Top 40 from 1989
Off Topic / Re: VH1 Top 40 of 1987
« Last post by Out of the Blue on February 06, 2018, 05:57:14 AM »
Two things that grab me there.  The first was that "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" was really U2's biggest song that year and second was that "Only In My Dreams" was really THE anthem song of that summer.  I find it hard to believe that they didn't even consider it.
All things Deborah / Re: Deb Pics Thru The Years (Picture Thread)
« Last post by Out of the Blue on February 06, 2018, 05:53:27 AM »
I've never seen those last two before. I'm not sure what the event was or when they were taken.
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