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Debbie Gibson – Foolish Beat (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 14th, 2016


A. Front


Headed To The Mall Week.


Originally posted December 27, 2012

“Foolish Beat” is the fourth single, and the first ballad release, from American singer-songwriter-actress Debbie Gibson. Originally recorded in the winter of 1987 for the Dream Tour, months prior to its inclusion on her album Out of the Blue, this made Gibson the youngest person to write, produce and sing a number-one single entirely on her own when “Foolish Beat” hit the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the summer of 1988.

In the United Kingdom, the single reached a peak position of number nine on the UK Singles Chart. The single was released in Japan as the B-side to “Out of the Blue” on Atlantic Records Japan.

In 2010, Gibson re-recorded the song as an extra track for the Deluxe Edition release of the Japan-exclusive album Ms. Vocalist.

Foolish Beat (Vocal/Extended Mix) 6:44
Foolish Beat (Instrumental) 4:27

Only In My Dreams (Dream House Mix) 10:03

Medley (Debbie Gibson Mega Mix) 7:14
Out Of The Blue
Shake Your Love
Only In My Dreams
Edited By – Roger Pauletta, Scott Blackwell

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Foolish Beat U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1988 Foolish Beat U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #8


Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86556
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo, House

Arranged By – Gibson*, Zarr*
Executive-Producer – Douglas Breitbart
Mastered By – D.K.*
Photography By – J. MIchael Dombroski
Producer – Deborah Gibson* (tracks: A1, A2), Fred Zarr (tracks: B1, B2)
Producer [Additional], Mixed By, Engineer – Bob Broockmann* (tracks: A1, A2), Scott Blackwell
Remix – Scott Blackwell
Written-By – D. Gibson*

Tracks B1 and B2 produced for Bizarr Music, Inc.
Side A: Special remix from Atlantic LP 81780 – “OUT OF THE BLUE”.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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17 Responses to “Debbie Gibson – Foolish Beat (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Oh how I adore these re-rips Paul!! Thanks a million for re-visiting this one. I love these extended ballads and the medley on the flip is wonderful. You’ve done a fabulous job on Debbie’s past catalog. I am really flipping-out over these twelves. Thanks so much!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂


  2. Stefano Says:

    Her best single in my opinion. Great to have this re-ripped in better quality. Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂


  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    This re-rip is the cherry on the cake!
    All the singles of Debbie Gibson first album in 12″ !
    Thanks DJPaul.
    Now I hope for tomorrow to end this incredible week
    with “Electric youth”.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12” 🙂


  4. Gilbert Says:

    Was waiting for this. The Only In My Dreams (Dream House Mix)is the best remix off this song!Somewhat underrated, found out about this particular remix few years back. Thanks Paul. Hope you are well.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert 🙂


  5. Kent H. Says:

    Thanks Paul. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kent 🙂


  6. Manu Says:

    Hi Paul,
    Seems the 24 bit archive is mixed up with the 2012 one : the track one “01 – Foolish Beat” is present two times, the new rip as “Vocal Extended Mix” and the 2012 one as “Extended Mix”, the others ones are the 2012 rips.
    It’s the same with the artwork folder : png from 2012 and today’s jpg files coexists.

    By the way, thank you for your hard work as always.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not sure what you mean Manu I downloaded the files and they seem correct.


  7. NKelly Says:

    Many thanks for this. Just played the whole lot right now. Very good. Of course i also have the 2012 rip still on the computer.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hopefully the new rip is much better 🙂


  8. Locutus Says:

    I’m sorry I mentioned Foolish Beat being prior to Staying Together without realizing that you has posted it some time ago & I had it on my archive drive.
    I know I have the vinyl here too but I can’t find it. Is it a case of old timer’s or simply having too much music? Nah, must be a symptom of Debbie-itis. LOL
    I thank you for the re rip!


  9. Song_And_Dance Says:

    AAAAWWWWWWWEEEEESOME house mix of my favourite Debster track, Only In My Dreams. Great! Never heard it before. I hope my neighbors have grown to like it too 🙂

    Next stop Electric Youth, if you please 🙂

    Thanks Paul. You´ve made my day again.


  10. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thanks Paul, this is one of my favorite Gibster singles – the megamix in particular is excellent since it uses some of the instrumentation from the dubs, not just clips of the extended/club mixes. I agree with Gilbert that the Dream House Mix of Only in My Dreams is one of the best. This re-rip is SO GOOD!!! And, at first I couldn’t imagine it being better than your 2012 rip. You continue to best yourself! Great work and thanks for the great posts this week! I have such fond memories of when these singles were topping the charts – it’s so great to have HQ versions to enjoy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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