Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl (1989)
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"Forever Your Girl" is a song recorded by American singer-choreographer Paula Abdul for her 1988 eponymous debut studio ...
"Forever Your Girl" is a song recorded by American singer-choreographer Paula Abdul for her 1988 eponymous debut studio album. Written and produced by Oliver Leiber, who also produced her previous single "(It's Just) The Way that You Love Me", the single version was released on February 20, 1989, by Virgin Records. Following the unexpected success of "Straight Up", the song continued Abdul's newfound commercial success, becoming her second chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks.
"Forever Your Girl" spent two weeks at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 1989, reached number 28 on the Dance Club Songs chart, and number 11 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Composition and lyrics
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 accompanying music video for the song 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.