80s Song of the Day: Only in My Dreams by Debbie Gibson

Only in My Dreams by Debbie Gibson was released on December 16, 1986, with Only in My Dreams (Dub) as the B side. It was Gibson’s debut single. It later appeared on her debut album Out of the Blue, released on August 18, 1987.

The song reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1987. It peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles chart.



On the Road: Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth Tour, 1989

Debbie_gibson_electric_youthDebbie Gibson‘s Electric Youth Tour was one of my first concerts and the first one I went to unchaperoned. My best friend and I, 16 at the time, got tickets for the Philadelphia stop slated for August 1, 1989 and waited anxiously all summer for the date to arrive. We were huge fans of Debbie’s since Out of the Blue – we listened to her albums (on cassette, of course), had Electric Youth perfume on our dressers, and would have worn hats just like Debbie if we had any prayer of pulling it off.

Debbie embarked on the Electric Youth tour in 1989 to promote her second album of the same name. The album produced four singles, including the No. 1 hit Lost in Your Eyes. Continue reading