Album of the Day
Out of the Blue
Debbie Gibson's OUT OF THE BLUE was accurately titled; the Brooklyn teenager was playing night clubs when that debut album rocketed her to stardom. The average pop princess may be little more than a pretty face with a savvy manager, but Gibson was never average – she penned and produced her own material, and when her “Foolish Beat” topped the U.S. chart, the 17-year old became the youngest woman ever to write, produce and record a No.1 single. That song was one of four Top Ten hits (along with “Only In My Dreams,” “Shake Your Love” and the title track) on the Atlantic collection. The buoyant dance pop here still sounds fresh thanks to Debbie's infectious vocal performance and all the other skills the then-high school student contributed to this multi-platinum smash. We'll give OUT OF THE BLUE another spin now to wish Gibson a happy birthday.