Spellbound (Paula Abdul album)

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Spellbound
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Studio album by Paula Abdul
Released May 14, 1991
Recorded September 1990—March 1991 at:
Genre
Length 49:03
Label
Producer
Paula Abdul chronology
Shut Up and Dance: Mixes
(1990)
Spellbound
(1991)
Head Over Heels
(1995)
Singles from Spellbound
  1. "Rush Rush"
    Released: May 2, 1991
  2. "The Promise of a New Day"
    Released: July 20, 1991
  3. "Blowing Kisses in the Wind"
    Released: October 17, 1991
  4. "Vibeology"
    Released: January 16, 1992
  5. "Will You Marry Me?"
    Released: March 19, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C+[3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Slant 4/5 stars[7]

Spellbound is the second studio album released by Paula Abdul in May 1991. The album was an international success and spawned major radio hits with the singles "Rush Rush", "The Promise of a New Day", "Blowing Kisses in the Wind", "Vibeology" and "Will You Marry Me?". The album went triple platinum in the United States and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Its worldwide sales stand at 7 million.

Some tracks are mixed using QSound.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Promise of a New Daya"   Abdul • Peter Lord • Sandra St. Victor • V. Jeffrey Smith Lord • Smith 4:32
2. "Rock Housea"   Abdul • Lord • St. Victor • Smith Lord • Smith 4:11
3. "Rush Rush"   Lord Lord • Smith 4:52
4. "Spellbounda"   Abdul • Lord • St. Victor • Smith Lord • Smith 4:48
5. "Vibeology"   Lord • St. Victor • Smith Lord • Smith 5:16
6. "Ua"   Prince Paisley Park 4:05
7. "My Foolish Heart"   Lord • Smith Lord • Smith 4:10
8. "Blowing Kisses in the Winda"   Lord Lord • Smith 4:41
9. "To Youa"   Jorge Corante • Colin England England • Corante 3:31
10. "Alright Tonighta"   John Hiatt Don Was 4:28
11. "Will You Marry Me?"   Abdul • Lord • St. Victor • Smith Lord • Smith 4:24
Notes

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 3
Canadian Albums Chart 6
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[8] 12
New Zealand Albums Chart 14
Norwegian Albums Chart 17
German Albums Chart 17
Swedish Albums Chart 6
Swiss Albums Chart 25
UK Albums Chart 4
US Billboard 200 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/Shipments
Australia Platinum 70,000+
Canada 3× Platinum 300,000+
United Kingdom Gold 100,000+
United States 3× Platinum 3,000,000+

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Peter Lord, Paisley Park, V. Jeffrey Smith, Jorge Corante and Don Was
  • Engineers: Wolfgang Aichholz, Ed Cherney, Don Feinerg, Arne Frager, Rod Hull, Michael Koppelman, Greg Laney, Dave Pensado

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryan Buss. "Spellbound - Paula Abdul". Allmusic. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jan DeKnock (1991-05-23). "Paula Abdul Spellbound (Virgin)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  3. ^ David Browne (1991-05-17). "Spellbound Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  4. ^ Dennis Hunt (1991-05-12). "Abdul Accents Vocals on 'Spellbound'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Spellbound". Robert Christgau. 
  6. ^ Berger, Arion (1991-06-27). "Spellbound : Paula Abdul : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Paula Abdul: Spellbound | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
Preceded by
Time, Love & Tenderness by Michael Bolton
Billboard 200 number-one album
June 8–21, 1991
Succeeded by
Niggaz4Life by N.W.A.