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Greatest Hits [Atlantic]

Debbie Gibson 9/26/1995


Say what you will about the slickly produced teen pop of the late '80s and its revival in the late '90s: Debbie Gibson made some of the best of either era. Her best material (nearly all of which she wrote herself) displayed superior pop craftsmanship at a surprisingly young age, and she was no slouch as a producer or arranger, either. Perhaps that's why Greatest Hits still sounds so much less calculated and contrived than a lot of the artists working similar territory. Rant and rave all you want about corporate pandering; Gibson's love of pure pop is obvious (so it shouldn't be a surprise that she later moved into musicals). Yes, this music is almost painfully clean-cut and sugary-sweet, but Gibson imbues it with a refreshing sincerity which comes directly from the fact that this is her music (unlike teen queens who rely on middle-aged men for material). Greatest Hits features all of her hit singles, and while both the upbeat dance-pop and the adult contemporary ballads sound very much of their time, that's not a bad thing at all -- they're very good, very well-crafted pop songs, and they hold up surprisingly well because of that. ~ Steve Huey
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Only in My Dreams Debbie Gibson 3:47
  3. 2 Electric Youth Debbie Gibson 4:54
  4. 3 Foolish Beat Debbie Gibson 4:21
  5. 4 Anything Is Possible Debbie Gibson 3:39
  6. 5 Staying Together Debbie Gibson 4:3
  7. 6 Lost in Your Eyes Debbie Gibson 3:30
  8. 7 Shake Your Love Debbie Gibson 3:39
  9. 8 No More Rhyme Debbie Gibson 4:8
  10. 9 Out of the Blue Debbie Gibson 3:51
  11. 10 Only in My Dreams [Extended Club Mix] Debbie Gibson 5:50
  12. 11 Shake Your Love [Club Mix] Debbie Gibson 5:54
  13. 12 Losin' Myself [12" Masters at Work Version] Debbie Gibson 5:47

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