Originally Posted by macro
Me, too, Baron. Debbie Gibson takes me back to the days when young female pop singers weren't running around naked (see Spears, Britney and Aguillera, Christina), having simulated sex on a bed on stage during their concerts (Spears again), tounge-kissing each other on TV (Spears and Madonna Ciccone) and/or giving fingers to cameras and wearing tee shirts and belt buckles with the F-word on them (see Lavigne, Avril). The 80s were a more innocent time, in some ways, and Gibson was kinda the poster girl for that era. So much for that image.
Debbie Gibson: Electric Youth - released in 1989
Madonna: Madonna - released in 1983
Madonna: Like a Virgin - released in 1984
Madonna: True Blue - released in 1986
Madonna: You Can Dance - released in 1987
Madonna: Like a Prayer - released in 1989
Debbie came WAY after the Madonna, and Madonna paved the way for all the current pop starlets. Madonna was at her 'boy toy' peak in the mid 80s, long before Debbie or Tiffany ever hit the malls.
Debbie was the exception in the 80s, not the rule.