Yes, Paula Abdul had a career other than being a judge on American Idol and X – Factor. And boy was she good at it! Peeps do tend to forget (quite easily) that back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, Paula Abdul was one of the biggest names in music. Initially starting off as Janet Jackson’s choreographer for her legendary 1986 breakthrough album ‘Control’, Paula released her début album ‘Forever Your Girl’ in 1988, which still remains a landmark album in the history of contemporary music, along with her second album ‘Spellbound’, released in 1991.
‘Spellbound’ produced two Billboard # 1 hits, ‘The Promise Of A New Day’, and my Throwback Tuesday Pick Of The Week, the amazing ‘Rush, Rush’, that remains Paula’s longest running # 1 single, spending 5 weeks at # 1.
The ‘Devil Without A Cause’ inspired video featured a very young Keanu Reeves, with Paula and Keanu indulging in some disgustingly cute things together that’ll totally make you wanna go ‘awwwww‘ and then barf. I know how much we enjoy sickeningly mushy love songs, so stop smirking. Vocally, this was and still is the best thing that Paula’s created in her entire career.
‘Spellbound’ went on to peak at # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart becoming her 2nd consecutive album to do so, and sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and still remains one of my fave albums of all time!