Happy birthday to Deborah Gibson, who’s looking lovely at 43.
01 Electric Youth (Deep House Mix)
02 Electric Youth (Shep’s House Dub)
03 Electric Youth (7″ Version)
04 Electric Youth (The Electro Mix)
05 Electric Youth (The Electric Dub Gone Haywire)
06 We Could Be Together (Campfire Mix)
INFO > I freely confess to having a crush on Debbie Gibson since high school. As we’re only a year apart in age, and given rumors that young Miss Gibson frequented teen nightclubs in Philly, I thought I had a shot at hooking up with her back in the day :-]
While easy to dismiss Brooklyn-born Gibson as a bubblegum-pop princess from days gone by, she is a remarkably talented artist and still maintains a Guinness Record as the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a Billboard No. 1 single (1988’s “Foolish Beat”, recorded when she was 17).
Released as a single in 1989, “Electric Youth” is the title track from Gibson’s sophomore album. The original is a catchy composition, but Shep Pettibone’s electric remixes give Debbie a dose of dancefloor credibility (more so than the promo video).