flashback debbie gibson lost eyes
Oh, the late 80s.
Soft rock permeated the airwaves and young pop stars still wore clothing. One of the most successful songstresses of the time was the one and only Debbie Gibson.
She had sweet girl-next-door looks, a raw talent for songwriting and performing, and like many girls her age, cute boys on the brain.
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Hence, she penned an irresistible ode to her presumably humungous-eyed crush, as she seemed to find a way to get lost in them.
1988’s Electric Youth album was a wild success for the young Gibson, and Lost in Your Eyes was an instant hit, played over and over again on the boom boxes of teenage girls everywhere.
I’ll admit, I was one of them, and Debbie was even from my home town! So no shade here girl, but looking back on this video would give even you a handful to poke fun at with those piano playing fingers.
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From the get go, Gibson’s where she’s best, sitting at the piano, tickling the ivories, and starting her soft ballad in an empty, spacious room.
Perhaps she could have written, Lost in a Large Room, but it lacked romance.
Naturally, Deb’s dressed for the time period.
Stacks of bracelets, an oversized baggy shirt, way too much hair cut into thick bangs, clunky shoes, and earlobe-testing hoops.
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Then the video quickly cuts to the scene of her heaven-sent dreamboat.
While the image is black and white, Mr. Wonderful’s eyes are a piercing, steel blue, and now we know what Debbie’s talking about.
This guy’s hot and apparently, the producers were trying out a new cinematic effect with the color in the eyes only thing. Nice touch and only slightly sappy.
We go back and forth from scenes of Debbie at the piano to either flashbacks or daydreams of her with her boy-crush frolicking in meadows, sitting upon large boulders, and twirling in various stages of embrace, all while Debbie models a number of different quirky hats.
By her wardrobe selections, this is no Miley Cyrus. Mainly because there is a wardrobe.
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The video ends with Debbie sporting a curly hair look, perhaps to win over Blue Eyes, and she then spies on him shooting hoops with his friends.
Soon it’s the two of them dribbling and passing balls and romance wins again!
Did they wind up together?
Let’s hope so, but even Debbie didn’t know what she was heading for.
Feel your spirits rise as you revisit this classic Debbie Gibson video.
TFIF folks... have a great one!