Forever Your Girl (song)
|"Forever Your Girl"|
|Single by Paula Abdul|
|from the album Forever Your Girl|
|Released||February 20, 1989(week)|
|Recorded||Late 1987, Winter 1989|
|Paula Abdul singles chronology|
After the success of "Straight Up", Virgin Records quickly released another single to satisfy the public's newfound interest in Paula Abdul. It became the second #1 from her debut album, which would eventually yield a record of four #1 singles.
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 song was part of a medley Abdul sang at the 1989 MTV Music Video Awards.
The video 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.
The video also satirized Robert Palmer videos, having three little girls dressed like the three women who play backup guitars in his videos (black dresses, red lipstick, white makeup, and hair tied in buns).
Track listings and formats
- Forever Your Girl - 12" version 6:33
- Forever Your Girl - Yo! Greg dub version 5:45
- Forever Your Girl - Saunderson-Grosse House of Love mix 6:33
- Straight Up - Kevin Saunderson Club mix 6:52
- Next to You - album track 4:28
UK/European CD single
- Forever Your Girl - 7" remix 4:15
- Straight Up - 7" edit
- Next to You 4:29
- Forever Your Girl - 12" remix 6:33
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary||1|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||1|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||54|
|Canadian Singles Chart||1|
|German Singles Chart||17|
|UK Singles Chart||24|
|US Billboard Hot 100||30|
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1989". Retrieved 2010-12-27.
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