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. On this day in 1988, her “Foolish Beat” topped the U.S. chart, making 17-year old Debbie 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 on OUT OF THE BLUE still sounds fresh thanks to Debbie's effervescent vocal performance – and all the other skills the then-high school student contributed to this multi-platinum smash.