BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #682: ‘STRAIGHT UP’- PAUL ABDUL – FEBRUARY 11, 1989

Straight Up (Paula Abdul song) - Wikipedia

Billboard #1 Hits: #682: ‘Straight Up’- Paula Abdul. February 11, 1989. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Straight Up’- Paula Abdul
  • Record Company- Virgin
  • Genre: Dance Pop
  • Written by Eliot Wolff
  • Time: 4:11
  • B-side: ‘Opposites Attract’
  • Album- Forever Your Girl
  • Grade: C-
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Norway.

This is incredible- the first of six #1 hits by Paula Abdul- a pop dance ‘singer’ and choreographer. Six #1 hits hard to believe. She’s doesn’t have much of a voice- or singing talent but from 1988-2009 she had 15 Hot 100 singles with 11 making the Top 40. 6 #1’s.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #682: ‘STRAIGHT UP’- PAUL ABDUL – FEBRUARY 11, 1989

  1. While Paula A. was cute and seemed sweet & likable enough, I never understood her massive popularity either. I agree with you that she was not a good singer, and her songs were all mediocre. As I commented on one of your previous posts, 1988-89 is when pop music really accelerated on a downhill slide, from which it’s never recovered.

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