Before Paula Abdul started singing, she was choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson in the 80’s. And when she recorded her first album, it became one of the most successful debut albums in music history, generating four #1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her next two singles from the follow-up album also topped that chart, giving her a string of six consecutive number ones.
Following the success of her debut album, she released a remix album entitled Shut Up And Dance. This was a gift to DJ’s all over the world, and even gave Paula another successful album as it climbed all the way to #7 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.
Over on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, remixes of her hits secured her status as a prominent dance music artist. However, none of her singles topped the dance chart until “My Love Is For Real” was released from her third album.
My favorite remix of each single by Paula Abdul is listed in chronological order below.
- Knocked Out (Shep Pettibone Remix Edit)
- The What That You Love Me (Houseafire Mix)
- Straight Up (House Mix)
- Forever Your Girl (Shep Pettibone’s Special Mix)
- Cold Hearted (Keith Cohen’s Cold Hearted House Mix)
- Opposites Attract (Chris Cox Club Mix)
- One Or The Other (Keith Cohen 1990 Mix)
- 1990 Medley Mix (Chris Cox Remix)
- Rush Rush (Division 4 Remix)
- The Promise Of A New Day (Keith Cohen Extended Club Mix)
- Blowing Kisses In The Wind (Tour Rehearsal Version)
- Vibeology (Keith Cohen’s House Mix)
- Will You Marry Me (DJ Dark Kent & SKDJ Remix)
- My Love Is For Real (Junior Vasquez Club Edit)
- Crazy Cool (Bad Boy Bill House Mix Edit)
- Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up (Livingsting Remix)
- Megamix Medley (Sergio Silva Mix)
- Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow (Oakenfold Radio Edit)
- I’m Just Here For The Music (Mission Groove Remix)
- So Free (with Shine 2009) (Jensen Sportag Mix)
- Dream Medley (Original Version)
- No Chill (with RawPunk) (Original Version)
- My Love Is For Real 2018 (Thee Werq’n B!tches Radio Edit)
PAULA ABDUL WANTED LIST:
- State Of Attraction (full remix previewed on Shut Up And Dance)
- Blowing Kisses In The Wing (Jensen’s House Mix)
- Will You Marry Me (any remix)
- Alright Tonight (any remix)
* My favorite remixes are of personal opinion entirely. All remixes in my collection are edited versions that were either released as professional edits or edited using my personal editing software. This page will be updated as new favorites are added, and new songs are released by the artist. If anyone can supply a track from my Wanted List, please contact me.