Tag: Paula Abdul

Tuesday 6/1/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from David Lee Roth, Southern Pacific, Ray Parker Junior, Kathy Mattea, Whitney Houston, Queen, Paula Abdul, Carlene Carter, Police, Ramones, Oak Ridge Boys, Honeymoon Suite, Alabama, Genesis and more. . . 2pm – 6pm ET

Wednesday 3/10/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl (1988)

Forever Your Girl is the debut studio album by American singer Paula Abdul. It was released on June 21, 1988 through Virgin Records. The album was Abdul’s breakthrough into the music industry after being a choreographer for high-profile artists including George Michael, ZZ Top, Duran Duran and most notably Janet Jackson. At the time of the album’s release it was the most successful debut album of all time and was the first time an artist scored four US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles from a debut album.

1. “The Way That You Love Me”  5:22
2. “Knocked Out” 3:52
3. “Opposites Attract” (with The Wild Pair) 4:24
4. “State of Attraction” 4:07
5. “I Need You” 5:01
6. “Forever Your Girl” 4:58
7. “Straight Up” 4:11
8. “Next to You” 4:26
9. “Cold Hearted” 3:51
10. “One or the Other” 4:10

Paula Abdul – lead vocals, backing vocals
Peter Arata – mixing assistant
Babyface – keyboards, producer, backing vocals
Glen Ballard – drums, producer, programming
Russ Bracher – engineer
Pattie Brooks – backing vocals
Wally Buck – engineer
Francis Buckley – engineer, mixing
Annette Cisneros – assistant engineer
Dave Cochran – guitar, backing vocals
Keith “KC” Cohen – mixing, producer
Delisa Davis – backing vocals
Tami Day – backing vocals
Jimmy Demers – backing vocals
Eddie M. – saxophone on “I Need You”
Al Fleming – assistant engineer
Basil Fung – guitar
Jon Gass – engineer, mixing
Bobby Gonzales – guitar
Danny Grigsby – assistant engineer
Evelyn Halus – backing vocals
Dann Huff – guitar
Tim Jaquette – engineer, mixing
Jesse Johnson – drums, keyboards, producer
Cliff Jones – assistant engineer, engineer
Kayo – synthesizer, synthesizer bass
Oliver Leiber – arranger, drum programming, guitar, keyboards, producer, programming
Jeff Lorber – drum programming, engineer, guest artist, keyboards, producer
Yvette Marine – backing vocals
Pat McDougal – assistant engineer
Lucia Newell – backing vocals
Ricky P. – keyboards
Pebbles – guest artist, backing vocals
L.A. Reid – drums, guest artist, percussion programming, producer
Angel Rogers – backing vocals
Josh Schneider – assistant engineer
Daryl Simmons – backing vocals
Bob Somma – guitar
St. Paul – arranger, bass, keyboards, Organ, vocoder
Kendall Stubbs – engineer
Randy Weber – programming, synthesizer
Steve Weise – engineer
Troy Williams – saxophone on “Forever Your Girl”
Wild Pair – vocals, backing vocals

Tuesday 6/30/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Paula Abdul – Greatest Hits: Straight Up! (2007)

Greatest Hits: Straight Up! is the second greatest hits compilation by singer Paula Abdul. The album was released on May 8, 2007. The album contains Abdul’s 6 U.S. number-one singles. This compilation also includes the top-20 single “Will You Marry Me?” which was left off her 2000 Greatest Hits album, but excludes the track “Crazy Love”. Like its predecessor album, Greatest Hits: Straight Up! did not chart on the Billboard 200 (though it did chart near the bottom of the R&B Albums chart). As well as containing Abdul’s hits, it includes the Head Over Heels album tracks “If I Were Your Girl” and “It’s All About Feeling Good”.

1. “Forever Your Girl” 4:13
2. “Straight Up” 3:52
3. “Cold Hearted” 3:37
4. “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me” 4:01
5. “Knocked Out” 3:32
6. “One or the Other” 4:10
7. “Opposites Attract” (with The Wild Pair) 3:50
8. “Rush Rush” 4:21
9. “The Promise of a New Day” 4:16
10. “Blowing Kisses in the Wind” 4:18
11. “Vibeology” 3:20
12. “Bend Time Back ‘Round” 3:57
13. “Will You Marry Me” 4:24
14. “My Love Is for Real” 4:03
15. “Crazy Cool” 4:02
16. “If I Were Your Girl” 3:55
17. “Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up” 3:53
18. “It’s All About Feeling Good” 3:46

Artist Countdown: Paula Abdul Top 24 Hits 4pm ET @radiomax @PaulaAbdul

paula-abdulPaula Julie Abdul born June 19, 1962 is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era. Abdul later scored a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for sixth among the female solo performers who have topped the chart. She won a Grammy for “Best Music Video – Short Form” for “Opposites Attract” and twice won the “Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography“.

After her initial period of success, Abdul suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life. She saw renewed fame and success as an original judge on American Idol in the 2000s, which she left after the eighth season. She went on to star on CBS’ short-lived television series Live to Dance, which lasted one season in 2011, and was subsequently a judge on the first season of the American version of The X Factor along with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell, the creator and producer of the show. She was also a guest judge on the All-Star edition of Dancing with the Stars in 2012.

On January 30, 2013, Paula Abdul was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Carnival: Choreographer’s Ball 14th anniversary show. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Straight Up
2 Opposites Attract (with The Wild Pair)
3 Rush Rush
4 Forever Your Girl
5 Cold Hearted
6 Promise of a New Day
7 My Love Is for Real  (with Ofra Haza)
8 Vibeology
9 The Way That You Love Me
10 Knocked Out
11 Will You Marry Me?
12 Crazy Cool
13 Blowing Kisses in the Wind
14 Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow (with Randy Jackson)
15 I’m Just Here for the Music
16 Next to You
17 Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up  (with Color Me Badd)
18 One or the Other
19 Spellbound
20 The Choice is Yours
21 Love Don’t Come Easy
22 Bend Time Back Around
23 Crazy Love
24 Megamix Medley