Today’s Song of the Day is Debbie Gibson’s “Lost In Your Eyes,” which hit #1 on the Billboard charts on this day in 1989. The song was released on January 6, 1989 as the lead single released from Gibson’s sophomore album, Electric Youth.
Debbie burst onto the scene, as a teenager in 1987, with her massive debut album, Out of the Blue. One of the singles from that album, “Foolish Beat“, made Gibson the youngest female artist to write, produce, and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single. She is the sole songwriter on all of her singles to reach the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. She was recognized by ASCAP as Songwriter of the Year, along with Bruce Springsteen, in 1989. Not bad company!
On March 4, 1989, “Lost In Your Eyes” reached number one and remained there for three weeks, becoming her most successful single. She would follow up with Electric Youth’s title track and “No More Rhyme“. She had some moderate hits throughout the ’90s as well as some theatre tours with shows such as Les Miserables, Grease, and Beauty and the Beast. She is still releasing music today – most recently 2021’s The Body Remembers.