Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Debbie Gibson:
This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to the teen-pop icon and actress Debbie Gibson, who gave us “Only in My Dreams” and “Lost in Your Eyes.” Having both grown up on Long Island, the two reflect on the highs and lows of Debbie’s career and how she walked the line between being a product and an artist.
Debbie also shares stories from her youth including the dirty limerick that almost made its way into her single “Shock Your Mama,” and what it felt like to be a young woman in the music industry during the late 1980s and ’90s. Plus, Debbie talks about growing into some of her old songs, resisting projects that feel even remotely dishonest, and what’s on the horizon for her career.
Topics this week:
“Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson
“Only in My Dreams” by Debbie Gibson
Out of the Blue, Electric Youth, Anything Is Possible, and Think With Your Heart by Debbie Gibson
New Music Seminar in New York City
“Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna
Les Misérables, Grease, Funny Girl, Gypsy, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, and Cabaret
“Foolish Beat” by Debbie Gibson
“Losin’ Myself” by Debbie Gibson, performing live in Chile
“Shock Your Mama” by Debbie Gibson
Long Island Music Hall of Fame
Eat Move Sleep a book by Tom Rath
People this week:
Sturken and Rogers
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