Only in My Dreams

“Everytime I’m tellin’ secrets, I remember how it used to be…”

What were you doing when you were 13 years old?

Well, if your name was Debbie Gibson, and it was 1984, you were sitting in your parents’ house on Long Island writing a song that would go on to become a huge hit single, be the opening shot in a battle that shook the teen pop world, and be instrumental in proving that the genre was a force to be reckoned with.

The song was “Only in My Dreams”, and when it was released two years later, in December 1986, well… 80s music changed a little that day.

Between the techno days of the early 80s and the hair metal of the late 80s, we had Debbie Vs. Tiffany right smack in the middle (well, 1987-on, really).

Gibson’s album Out of the Blue was still eight months away, but already we knew she was the real deal. Not only could she sing, but she wrote and produced her music, too. And from the opening ‘Ah ah’s we were hooked.

“Only in My Dreams” would hang out on the Billboard charts for 28 weeks, and though it would never hit #1 (it peaked at #4 in September 1987), it officially introduced the world to the adorable and talented Miss Gibson.

Nice to meet you, Debbie.

We ♥ Only in My Dreams.


~ by weheart80s on June 20, 2012.

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