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This Day In 80s Music, May 27th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard kicked off the third leg of their North American Hysteria world tour at George M. Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska.

On this day in 1989: Paula Abdul started her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Forever Your Girl.’ It would be ranked the #30 song of 1989 on Billboard’s year end chart.

The song is about loyalty in a relationship. The female vocalist proclaims that, despite rumors that others may be interested in her, none of those matter because she will remain faithful to the man she loves; she will remain “forever his girl.” The single version differs slightly from the album version, as it uses more of the background male vocal and denser instrumentation.

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by David Fincher, and featured Abdul acting as a choreographer and director of a children’s performance (a 6-year-old Trevor Wright, 8-year-old Elijah Wood and 10-year-old Nikki Cox were among them). The “Forever Your Girl” video spent two weeks at number one on MTV’s video rotation and helped establish Abdul as a leading visual entertainer.

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

1 1 FOREVER YOUR GIRL –•– Paula Abdul – 12 (1)
2 2 REAL LOVE –•– Jody Watley – 11 (2)
3 5 ROCK ON –•– Michael Damian – 11 (3)
4 4 SOLDIER OF LOVE –•– Donny Osmond – 10 (4)
5 6 PATIENCE –•– Guns N’ Roses – 8 (5)
6 7 WIND BENEATH MY WINGS –•– Bette Midler – 13 (6)
7 12 I’LL BE LOVING YOU (FOREVER) –•– New Kids On The Block – 9 (7)
8 9 EVERY LITTLE STEP –•– Bobby Brown – 10 (8)
9 3 I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU –•– Bon Jovi – 13 (1)
10 15 CLOSE MY EYES FOREVER –•– Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne – 13 (10)

11 11 ELECTRIC YOUTH –•– Debbie Gibson – 9 (11)
12 19 BUFFALO STANCE –•– Neneh Cherry – 9 (12)
13 14 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Howard Jones – 11 (13)
14 22 SATISFIED –•– Richard Marx – 4 (14)
15 20 WHERE ARE YOU NOW? –•– Synch – 26 (15)
16 21 THROUGH THE STORM –•– Aretha Franklin & Elton John – 7 (16)
17 8 AFTER ALL –•– Cher & Peter Cetera – 12 (6)
18 10 LIKE A PRAYER –•– Madonna – 11 (1)
19 13 SECOND CHANCE –•– .38 Special – 16 (6)
20 24 CRY –•– Waterfront – 8 (20)

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