Paula Abdul’s “Greatest Hits” / “Greatest Hits Straight Up!”
- Straight Up
- Cold Hearted
- Forever Your Girl
- The Way That You Love Me
- Knocked Out
- Opposites Attract
- Bend Time Back 'Round
- Rush, Rush
- The Promise Of A New Day
- Blowing Kisses In The Wind
- My Love Is For Real (R&B Remix)
- Crazy Cool
- If I Were Your Girl
- Megamix Medley
- Crazy Love
*Click links to download song clips.
The only Paula Abdul album most listeners will need, Greatest Hits gathers almost all the singles from her first three albums in one place. The 16 tracks here include an amazing run of eight consecutive Top Ten hits, six of which reached number one, over a span of approximately three years (before more soulful, urban sounds began to conquer Abdul's audience).
In most cases, the versions included are the 7" single edits, which often differed from the album cuts and are hence quite nice to have collected. The only questionable choice is that the Top 20 single "Will You Marry Me" was left off in favor of an unnecessary "Megamix Medley," but it's hard to imagine most fans finding this anything more than a minor flaw.
The songs still sound as slick and hyper-produced as ever, but they're also catchy and well-constructed, and it's no surprise they were hits in their era (which, nostalgia buffs will find, they evoke very well). All in all, a nicely executed package.
Features the singles “Straight Up” and “Cold Hearted”, written, arranged and produced by Elliot Wolff.
”Bend Time Back Around” was written, arranged and produced by Elliot Wolff is also featured on the
Beverly Hills 90210 TV soundtrack.
The single “Straight Up” was # 1 on Billboard Charts for three weeks and was a Top 40 hit for 14 weeks in 1989.
Elliot’s second hit song “Cold Hearted” also released as a single, also reached the number one position on Billboard Charts and was a Top 40 hit for 14 weeks in 1989.
Songwriter Elliot Wolff was the recipient of the 1989 ASCAP Song of the Year award for the hit song “Straight Up” recorded by Paula Abdul.
Paula Abdul’s first Greatest Hits album was released on September 26th, 2000.
Click here to view Virgin Record’s “Greatest Hits” Web site.