Monday, September 12, 2011

LET'S KARAOKE 18 : DEBBIE GIBSON - FOOLISH BEAT

Tiffany and Debbie Gibson were the indisputable pop princesses and the music industry's sweethearts back in the 80s (very much like Britney and Xtina at the beginning of their careers). Both of them also churned out hits after hits which appealed to teenage girls all over America and their popularity later spread to other parts of the world especially Japan and Southeast Asia. Like many other teenage idols before them, they slowly faded out from the mainstream music scene. Their fans grew up and the fickle music business no longer seemed to be interested in them. Trying to shake off their girlie images, both of them appeared nude (separately, of course) in Playboy magazine (they both looked good by the way). I have often wondered what it would be like if they were to appear together in a life-sized special centerfold (that would definitely be something, right?). Now, before I digress, let's go back to the song I'm trying to feature here which is 'Foolish Beat' by Debbie Gibson (she prefers to be known as Deborah Gibson nowadays). This ballad was the fourth single taken from Debbie's debut album 'Out Of The Blue' and her first number 1 song on the Billboard chart. She held the record as the youngest writer, producer and singer of a number one song for 19 years before the record was broken by Soulja Boy in 2007. She also had a few more hits from her second album but her third and subsequent albums after that failed to match the success that she had earlier. Still touring and performing, she can be seen in Katy Perry's video 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)' acting as Katy's mother with Corey Feldman, another 80s teen idol.

The single's cover

video

There was a time when
Broken hearts and broken dreams
Were over
There was a place where
All you could do was
Wish on a four-leaf clover

But now is a new time
There is a new place
Where dreams just can't come true
It started the day when I left you

I could never love again
The way that I loved you
I could never cry again

Like I did when I left you
And when we said goodbye
Oh the look in your eyes
Just left me beside myself
Without your heart (without your heart)
I could never love again
Now that we're apart

When I was sorry
It was too late to turn around (turn around)
And tell you so
There was no reason
There was no reason
Just a foolish beat of my heart

I could never love again
The way that I loved you
I could never cry again
ike I did when I left you
And when we said goodbye

Oh the look in your eyes
Just left me beside myself
Without your heart (without your heart)
I could never love again
Now that we're apart

Oh, can't you see
I'm not fooling nobody
Don't you see
The tears are falling down my face
Since you went away
Break my heart
You slipped away
Didn't know I was wrong

Never meant to hurt you
Now you're gone

I could never love again
Now that we're apart (now that we're apart)
I could never love again
Now that we're apart