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Deb became the youngest artist to write, produce, and record a #1 hit at age 17 (wrote it at 14) with "Foolish Beat"  8)

American Top 40: June 25, 1988


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40: 1-2-3 – GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
39: JUST GOT PAID – JOHNNY KEMP
38: THE COLOUR OF LOVE – BILLY OCEAN
37: BLACK AND BLUE – VAN HALEN
36: ANYTHING FOR YOU – GLORIA ESTEFAN AND MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
35: HEART OF MINE – BOZ SCAGGS
34: SIGN YOUR NAME – TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY
33: PIANO IN THE DARK – BRENDA RUSSELL FEATURING JOE ESPOSITO
32: PARENTS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND – D.J. JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE
31: SUPERSONIC – J.J. FAD
30: PARADISE – SADE
29: ROLL WITH IT – STEVE WINWOOD
28: MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL – ERIC CARMEN
27: TALL COOL ONE – ROBERT PLANT -
26: UNDER THE MILKY WAY – THE CHURCH
25: NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) – SAMANTHA FOX
24: SHATTERED DREAMS – JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
23: HANDS TO HEAVEN - BREATHE
22: WE ALL SLEEP ALONE - CHER
21: RUSH HOUR – JANE WIEDLIN
20: LOST IN YOU – ROD STEWART
19: HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS – RICHARD MARX
18: BEDS ARE BURNING – MIDNIGHT OIL
17: EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
16: NEW SENSATION - INXS
15: NITE AND DAY – AL B. SURE!
14: I STILL BELIEVE – BRENDA K. STARR
13: CIRCLE IN THE SAND – BELINDA CARLISLE
12: KISS ME DEADLY – LITA FORD
11: NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME - POISON
10: POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME – DEF LEPPARD
9: MERCEDES BOY - PEBBLES
8: ALPHABET ST. - PRINCE
7: ONE MORE TRY – GEORGE MICHAEL
6: THE VALLEY ROAD – BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE
5: THE FLAME – CHEAP TRICK
4: MAKE IT REAL – THE JETS
3: TOGETHER FOREVER – RICK ASTLEY
2: DIRTY DIANA – MICHAEL JACKSON
1. FOOLISH BEAT– DEBBIE GIBSON
« Last Edit: June 18, 2013, 01:35:57 AM by Woops »

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 10:34:42 PM »
It's hard to believe that's been 20 years now.

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 02:39:26 AM »
My goodness, 20 years  :o
Deb fan since 1987 till I go to my grave, taking her cds with me.

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 03:53:05 AM »
20 years went by in a hurry

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 05:31:20 AM »
Deb's old enough to be a parent of a teenager herself and she'll turn 40 in 2010.


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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 12:14:16 AM »
Who else played it to celebrate  :D

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 01:43:54 AM »
Next week will be the 25th anniversary of the song hitting #1. 

Did some changes, which I pasted the actual Top 40 since the original had a similar chart from Rock the Net site (same song being #1 though) and added a new pic since the old one became obsolete.

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 01:14:36 PM »
25 years ago today...  8)

Now to comment on some of the songs that were all over Top 40 and MTV


39: JUST GOT PAID – JOHNNY KEMP

Catchy, though not as memorable as other New Jack Swing classics such as Bobby Brown "Every Little Step", Keith Sweat "I Want Her", and Bell Biv DeVoe "Poison"


37: BLACK AND BLUE – VAN HALEN

Meh, mediocre track from Van Hagar.


34: SIGN YOUR NAME – TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY

OK, though I prefer "Wishing Well"


32: PARENTS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND – D.J. JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE

Fun music video, though they had better songs

31: SUPERSONIC – J.J. FAD

Old school classic  8) Also appeared to have later influenced Gwen Stefani and Fergie in the past decade.


26: UNDER THE MILKY WAY – THE CHURCH

 It's fairly OK, though interesting this was a mainstream hit since the song isn't as catchy as some of the crossover hits from The Cure or Depeche Mode.

25: NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) – SAMANTHA FOX

Catchy


24: SHATTERED DREAMS – JOHNNY HATES JAZZ

Classic one hit wonder


21: RUSH HOUR – JANE WIEDLIN

Good obscure track, which was the Go-Go's guitarist only solo hit.


19: HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS – RICHARD MARX

Uh, no  :P

18: BEDS ARE BURNING – MIDNIGHT OIL

Meh...

17: EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES

Had no idea Hall & Oates were still around.

16: NEW SENSATION - INXS

Fairly good, though prefer "Devil Inside" and "Never Tear Us Apart" from their "Kick" album

15: NITE AND DAY – AL B. SURE!

Catchy, though average late '80's R&B


14: I STILL BELIEVE – BRENDA K. STARR

indifferent, though Mariah Carey sang back-up for her and later would record a cover of about a decade later

13: CIRCLE IN THE SAND – BELINDA CARLISLE

OK song, though honestly prefer her with The Go-Go's. "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" and "Mad About You" are good though

12: KISS ME DEADLY – LITA FORD

Catchy. Kinda grew on me from overexposure on VH1 Classic. Not as bas as I thought, though I started to enjoy more glam metal/'80's hard rock artists outside of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, along with a few hits from the past several years from Cinderella, Ratt, Dokken, etc.  8)

11: NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME - POISON

Feel good Summer rock song  8)


10: POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME – DEF LEPPARD

Catchy, which kinda grew on me though "Love Bites" and "Armageddon It" are better from "Hysteria"

9: MERCEDES BOY - PEBBLES
Classic  8)

Makes me think of "License to Drive", which featured a then unknown Heather Graham



8: ALPHABET ST. - PRINCE

Meh, he had better

7: ONE MORE TRY – GEORGE MICHAEL

Good ballad


5: THE FLAME – CHEAP TRICK

 8)

4: MAKE IT REAL – THE JETS

Another classic, probably their best.

2: DIRTY DIANA – MICHAEL JACKSON

Great song, which features Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens. Along with "Smooth Criminal", the better songs from MJ's "Bad" album.


1. FOOLISH BEAT– DEBBIE GIBSON


It's a good song, though personally Deb's ballads would become richer over time from "Lost In Your Eyes"  to her "Think With Your Heart" album to "Someone You Love" from 2006  8)

As for the music video, probably her best along with "Out Of The Blue" and  "Losin Myself".

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 10:57:37 PM »
What I really remember at first about that was that she beat out Michael Jackson for #1.  That raised some eyebrows and got a lot of attention.

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 04:47:11 AM »
Michael Jackson pretty much dominated the 1980's along with Madonna, which was time for  somebody else to be on top of the charts, which is quite an accomplishment.


"Dirty Diana" would be #1 the week after.



List of songs that charted #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1980 to 1989.

There's many songs that shouldn't been #1, which are either the artist had better (ie "In Your Eyes" from Peter Gabriel is better than "Sledgehammer"  despite of the latter having a memorable video, IMHO and also Prince "Batdance" and George Michael "Monkey") or just plain laughable (Was Milli Vanilli really that popular to have 3 #1 hits or even to be given a record deal to begin with!?!).

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014, 03:57:30 AM »
26 years ago, Debbie Gibson topped the charts with "Foolish Beat"



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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2014, 10:49:39 PM »
That was a really great time.  She was graduating from high school around then, getting ready for her first major tour, and I was starting my first job.  The summer of 1988 is one I remember with a lot of fondness because it was the first time I saw her perform but it was also the hottest and driest summer in this country's history.

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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 01:13:10 PM »
This year will mark the 30th anniversary!  8)

(also a decade since I posted this thread... ::) )

An audio of the American Top 40 of June 25, 1988. Minus the songs


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Re: Billboard American Top 40: June 25, 1988... Deb made history!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 01:22:33 AM »
Happy 30th anniversary