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Paula Abdul – Straight Up (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A Side

“Straight Up” is a 1988 hit single by American singer and choreographer Paula Abdul.

“Straight Up” was the third single released from her debut album Forever Your Girl, after “Knocked Out” and “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me”. While the latter was enjoying success on the R&B charts, radio station KMEL in San Francisco started playing “Straight Up” from the album. The label decided to abandon “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me” and refocus its attention on “Straight Up”. The strategy paid off, as “Straight Up” was followed by three more number-one hits from the same album.

In the US, “Straight Up” reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 by February 11, 1989, where it stayed for three consecutive weeks. “Straight Up” was one of the most popular R&B and dance-pop singles of the entire year, remaining in the Top 10 for seven weeks, the Top 20 for nine weeks, and the Top 40 for sixteen weeks. The success of “Straight Up” catapulted the “Forever Your Girl” album into the top 20 on the album chart. 2 more number-one hits from the album boost it up further into the top 5 where it lingered before it finally reached the pole position in October after a record-setting 64 weeks on the market.

SIDE A:
Straight Up (Kevin Saunderson Mix) 6:51
Remix – Ben GrosseKevin Saunderson

SIDE B:
Straight Up (Ultimix) 6:57
Remix – Bradley D. HinkleLes Massengale

Straight Up (Marley Marl Mix) 6:29
Remix – Marley Marl

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #39
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #3
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club/Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin Records America, Inc. ‎– DMD 1295
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer – Keith Cohen
Producer – Elliot Wolff

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP
“FOREVER YOUR GIRL”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B Side

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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