Electric Youth (album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||January 24, 1989|
|Studio||Z Studio, Brooklyn, Sorcerer Sound, The Hit Factory, and Soundtrack, New York City|
|Debbie Gibson chronology|
|Singles from Electric Youth|
Electric Youth is the second album by American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson, released January 24, 1989 on Atlantic Records. It is the highest-charting album of Gibson's career, staying at the top of the US Billboard 200 albums chart for five weeks, and reaching number 8 on the UK Albums Chart.
As with her debut album, Out of the Blue, all tracks were written by Gibson, and she single-handedly produced six of the tracks. She was also given half of the production credits on one track alongside Fred Zarr who produced the other four tracks. The album, like her first, contains mainly bubblegum-pop songs, though other, more mature styles are touched upon.
Electric Youth spawned four singles, the first being the biggest charting single of her career—"Lost in Your Eyes," which held #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks. "Electric Youth", the album's title track, just missed the Top 10, reaching #11. "No More Rhyme" followed, ending its run at #17, and "We Could Be Together" charted at #71.
In the US, the album was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Gibson promoted the album with "The Electric Youth World Tour" in 1989. In parallel with the album, she created an Electric Youth perfume under Revlon, and various makeup essentials for young girls through Natural Wonder Cosmetics, one of her sponsors at the time, distributed throughout the US.
The album also inspired an original stage musical of the same name which premiered at the Starlight Dinner Theatre (formerly Mark Two Dinner Theatre) in Orlando, Florida. Dean Parker wrote the book and Gibson co-produced.
Side One - This Side
- "Who Loves Ya Baby?" (4:00)
- "Lost in Your Eyes" (3:34)
- "Love in Disguise" (4:17)
- "Helplessly in Love" (4:10)
- "Silence Speaks (a Thousand Words)" (3:37)
- "Should've Been the One" (5:07)
Side Two - That Side
- "Electric Youth" (4:55)
- "No More Rhyme" (4:13)
- "Over the Wall" (3:58)
- "We Could Be Together" (5:33)
- "Shades of the Past" (4:52)
CD bonus tracks:
- "We Could Be Together" (Campfire Mix) (5:33)*
- "No More Rhyme" (Acoustic Mix) (4:13)*
Charts and certifications
Certifications and sales
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