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30 Years Later, You’re Forever Our Girl!

It’s only taken three decades, but I’m finally getting to see one of my favorite entertainers in concert this week in Las Vegas!

She’ll join the list of those I’ve seen in concert (some many times) that are known worldwide by just one name!

Madonna. Reba. Britney. Taylor. Janet. Cher. Olivia. Gaga. Bette. Elton.

I’m still hoping to add Kylie (Minogue) to the that list, but Thursday night, it’s Paula (Abdul)!

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I’ve been such a huge fan of hers even before I bought the 12″ dance single for “Knocked Out” in the summer of 1988.

Yes, before she even released her first record!

My best friend and I spent all of 1986 reciting the monologue at the beginning of Janet Jackson’s first Top 40 pop hit, the #4 smash, “What Have You Done For Me Lately”!

This will ring a bell if you were part of the 1980s MTV generation! 🙂

“What’s up girl?”  

“He stood me up again!”  

“Again?”

“Mmmhmm”  

“Well, what’s up with this guy?  Do you really like him that much?”  

“Yes, honey, I love him.  He is fine, he does a lot of nice things for me.” 

Paula Janet

“I know he used to do nice stuff for you, but what has he done for you lately?”

Paula has released three studio album and several remix and greatest hits albums.  Worldwide, her record sales are over 53 million!

In anticipation of finally getting to see Paula in concert, I listened to every song she’s recorded and today I’m sharing my 20 favorites and a bonus!

20

“SEXY THOUGHTS”

19

“I’M JUST HERE FOR THE MUSIC”

18

“OPPOSITES ATTRACT”

17

“DANCE LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW”

16

“ALRIGHT TONIGHT”

15

“BEND TIME BACK ROUND”

#14 Movie

“ROCK HOUSE”

#13

“STATE OF ATTRACTION”

12

“AIN’T NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP”

#11 Movie

“U”

#10 MOVIE

“BLOWING KISSES IN THE WIND”

9 CD

“VIBEOLOGY”

#8 MOVIE

“(IT’S JUST) THE WAY THAT YOU LOVE ME”

#7 CD

“THE PROMISE OF A NEW DAY”

#6 CD

“MY LOVE IS FOR REAL”

#5 CD

“KNOCKED OUT”

4

“RUSH RUSH”

#3 CD

“STRAIGHT UP”

#2 MOVIE

“FOREVER YOUR GIRL”

Holiday Bonus

“PAULA ABDUL MEDLEY MIX 1990”

#1

“COLD HEARTED”

Here’s to dancing the night away at the Flamingo Las Vegas with Paula!

Anthony