Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

Real Name:
Paula Julie Abdul
American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and actress born June 19th, 1962 in Los Angeles, California.

Paula Abdul began her career in Los Angeles as a choreographer for music videos. Inevitably, she moved on to making music videos of her own. She was an MTV fixture in the 80's, but has maintained a much lower musical profile since. Occasional forays into acting for television have been attempted, with her role as a judge on the TV show "American Idol" being her latest claim to fame.
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Paula Abdul Discography


90943-4, 7 90943-4 Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl (Album) Virgin Japan, Siren (3) 90943-4, 7 90943-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
211 470, VUSLP 31 Paula Abdul Spellbound (Album) Virgin America, Virgin America, Captive Records, Captive Records 211 470, VUSLP 31 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
7243 8 40525 4 6 Paula Abdul Head Over Heels (Album) Virgin, Captive Records, Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 40525 4 6 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SRN 92 Paula Abdul Knocked Out (Single, Maxi) Virgin SRN 92 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SRNK 101 Paula Abdul (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me (Maxi, Single) Virgin, Virgin SRNK 101 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VINX 237 Paula Abdul Straight Up (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VINX 237 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
VJP-4 Boy George / Paula Abdul Boy George / Paula Abdul - No Clause 28 / Knocked Out(7", Promo) Virgin Japan VJP-4 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
JBV 312 Paula Abdul / Youssou N'Dour With Peter Gabriel Paula Abdul / Youssou N'Dour With Peter Gabriel - Straight Up / Shakin' The Tree Virgin JBV 312 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
0-96546 Paula Abdul Cold Hearted (Maxi, Single) Virgin, Siren (3) 0-96546 US 1988 Sell This Version
DMD 1300 Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl (Single, Maxi) Siren (3) DMD 1300 US 1988 Sell This Version
PRCD 3100 Paula Abdul Opposites Attract (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin PRCD 3100 US 1988 Sell This Version
9951 137 Roxette / Paula Abdul Roxette / Paula Abdul - The Look / Straight Up(12", Maxi, Promo) EMI 9951 137 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
VJPA-1001 After 7, Paula Abdul After 7, Paula Abdul - Don't Cha Think / Opposites Attract(7", Promo) Virgin Japan VJPA-1001 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
VOZT 072 Paula Abdul 1990 Medley Mix (Single) Virgin VOZT 072 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
9951 207 Paula Abdul / MC Hammer Paula Abdul / MC Hammer - Knocked Out / U Can't Touch This(12", Promo) Virgin, Capitol Records 9951 207 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
VUSCD53 Paula Abdul Vibeology (Maxi, Single) Virgin America, Virgin America, Captive Records, Captive Records VUSCD53 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
90675 Paula Abdul Rush Rush (Maxi, Single) Virgin 90675 France 1991 Sell This Version
VUST44 Paula Abdul The Promise Of A New Day (Single, Maxi) Virgin VUST44 US 1991 Sell This Version
PAULA2 Paula Abdul Alright Tonight(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin PAULA2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
JBV 329 Mussida* / Paula Abdul Mussida* / Paula Abdul - Radici Di Terra / Rush Rush (7 Inch Edit)(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 329 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
VS4 1566, VS41566 Paula Abdul Blowing Kisses In The Wind (Single) Virgin VS4 1566, VS41566 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
VUST 58 Paula Abdul Will You Marry Me? (Single) Virgin, Captive Records VUST 58 UK 1992 Sell This Version
V25F-12655 Paula Abdul Straight Up / Opposites Attract(CD, Single) Virgin V25F-12655 US 1993 Sell This Version
4KM-38510 Paula Abdul Crazy Cool (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin Records America, Inc. 4KM-38510 US 1995 Sell This Version
8933542 Paula Abdul Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Captive Records, Virgin, Captive Records 8933542 Australasia 1995 Sell This Version

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May 6, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
There are two ways of considering Paula Abdul. Either you see her as a third-rate Madonna, a dancing Sam Fox, releasing cheesy disposable 80's pop/dance. Or you focus on the silly-but-catchy lyrics (State of Attraction : "such a mess / such a partay feeling / I must confess / I never felt like this before" - and I don't even speak of "Opposites Attract" ones !), the choreographies for Janet Jackson, the amazing remixes by Shep Pettibone ("Knocked out"), Steve Silk Hurley ("Vibeology" oh my goodness !) or Keith Cohen ("Opposites Attract"), and then you've got to acknowledge that Paula deserves more than the dread "80's dance" label ! For sure it's not Janet, and she doesn't sing like Mariah, but who cares ? Like Kylie Minogue, she's simply a real dance music figure, and I really miss her

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