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1988 Countdown #70: Debbie Gibson, “Out of the Blue”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) MTV runs a top-of-the-hour promo: this is the slot that was once occupied by the astronaut rocking out. Here it’s a gyroscopic M that rotated various bits of random footage into place. (It’ll come up many more times–I’ll describe it in more detail before we finish the countdown.) […]

posted 15 May 2009 in 1988. 4 comments

1988 Countdown: Lacuna

I’m on the road today, so you’ll have to wait until next Tuesday to find out what the #91 video is. But I’ll take the opportunity to tell you about one song that isn’t on this countdown at all: Debbie Gibson’s “Foolish Beat.” The ballad hit #1 on the Billboard singles chart in June 1988, […]

posted 26 June 2008 in 1988. 4 comments