” Lost in Your Eyes ” is by Debbie Gibson ( Deborah Ann “ Debbie ” Gibson ), the American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Debbie has had a successful career, in 1989 she was recognised by ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ) as Songwriter of the Year along with Bruce Springsteen.
Along with her work in music, Debbie has gone on to starring roles on Broadway and touring musicals which included playing Eponine in Les Misérables and Sandy in Grease. She has also worked in independent film and television.
The song was written and produced by Debbie Gibson. ” Lost in Your Eyes ” was released by record label Atlantic ( Warner Music Group ) in October 1988 in the United States and January 1989 in the United Kingdom. It was taken as the sixth single from Debbie’s second album, Electric Youth.
Released on the 24th of January 1989, is the highest-charting of her albums. Electric Youth spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 in the United States and reached number eight on the Albums Chart in the United Kingdom.
Like Out of the Blue, her debut album, all the tracks were written solely by Debbie, with six of the tracks produced by her. The other four was produced by Fred Zarr with Debbie receiving half the production credit on one track. Although the album is mainly focused on bubblegum-pop, some tracks have a more mature style to them. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) certified it double Platinum. Sales are over four million copies worldwide.
” Lost in Your Eyes ” was written by Debbie in the latter part of 1987 and played on her Out of the Blue Tour as a preview for the crowd. During an interview with Billboard in 2014 She recalled “ From the opening two bars of the piano intro, it elicited screams from audiences, ” she said. “ It had yet to be recorded or played on the radio, but it was already a hit. That’s not ego talking. It’s just true of any artist and any song that has that feeling of being familiar yet new. My acting teacher, Howard fine, said that phrase to me about what is a hit, be it a hit piece of theatre or a hit song. It’s so true. It’s like an old friend: you predict that the melody is going to go satisfyingly. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Jim Yukich, the American music video director. He has worked with the likes of Phil Collins, Cheap Trick, Genesis, Michael Bolton, David Hasselhoff, The Beach Boys, Pat Benatar and Iron Maiden.
” Lost in Your Eyes ” was a commercial success for Debbie. In the United States, the song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100, staying at the top for three weeks. It spent nineteen weeks on the chart. It also reached number three on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 28th of January 1989 and reached a peak of number thirty-four. It spent four weeks in the Top Forty and a total of eight weeks on the UK chart.
” Lost in Your Eyes ” also charted in Australia, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 34
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 7, Canada (RPM) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 34, Ireland (IRMA) 18, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 45, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 44, Spain (Spain Top 40 Radio) 34
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