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This Day In Music, March 18th

On this day in 1989: Debbie Gibson was starting her third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lost In Your Eyes.”

“Lost in Your Eyes” was the sixth single from American singer-songwriter, Debbie Gibson, and the first from her second album, ‘Electric Youth’. The song was written by Gibson in late 1987 and published by Creative Bloc Music, Ltd. and Deborah Ann’s Music in early 1988, with the rights eventually administered by the Music Sales Corporation.

The ‘Electric Youth’ album is the highest-charting album of Gibson’s career, staying at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for five weeks, and reaching #8 on the U.K. album chart.

As with her debut album, ‘Out of the Blue’, all tracks were written by Gibson, and she single-handedly produced six of the tracks. She was also given half of the production credits on one track alongside Fred Zarr who produced the other four tracks. The album, like her first, contains mainly bubblegum-pop songs, though other, more mature styles are touched upon.

In the U.S., the album was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Gibson promoted the album with “The Electric Youth World Tour” in 1989. In parallel with the album, she created an Electric Youth perfume under Revlon, and various makeup essentials for young girls through Natural Wonder Cosmetics, one of her sponsors at the time, distributed throughout the U.S.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1989:

1 1 LOST IN YOUR EYES –•– Debbie Gibson – 9 (1)
2 2 THE LIVING YEARS –•– Mike & The Mechanics – 11 (2)
3 4 RONI –•– Bobby Brown – 11 (3)
4 7 GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE –•– Milli Vanilli – 11 (4)
5 5 PARADISE CITY –•– Guns N’ Roses – 10 (5)
6 11 ETERNAL FLAME –•– The Bangles – 7 (6)
7 9 MY HEART CAN’T TELL YOU NO –•– Rod Stewart – 15 (7)
8 13 THE LOOK –•– Roxette – 6 (8)
9 3 YOU GOT IT (THE RIGHT STUFF) –•– New Kids On The Block – 18 (3)
10 12 DON’T TELL ME LIES –•– Breathe – 10 (10)

11 16 YOU’RE NOT ALONE –•– Chicago – 9 (11)
12 19 WALK THE DINOSAUR –•– Was Not Was – 8 (12)
13 18 DREAMIN’ –•– Vanessa Williams – 11 (13)
14 21 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY –•– Fine Young Cannibals – 8 (14)
15 15 I BEG YOUR PARDON –•– Kon Kan – 13 (15)
16 20 JUST BECAUSE –•– Anita Baker – 9 (16)
17 10 STRAIGHT UP –•– Paula Abdul – 16 (1)
18 6 SURRENDER TO ME –•– Ann Wilson & Robin Zander – 13 (6)
19 22 STAND –•– R.E.M. – 9 (19)
20 25 YOU GOT IT –•– Roy Orbison – 9 (20)

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