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Single Review: Debbie Gibson “Out of the Blue”

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Debbie Gibson’s crush unexpectedly returns her feelings one day in the giddy “Out of the Blue.”

Cheerful synthesizers open the single, setting a dainty tone. She had always liked her crush. However, she didn’t think he would notice her. But to her surprise, he asked her out on a date. Now, they’ve been dating for several months. She can’t believe it was a sweet smile she gave him that got the ball rolling.

“Without you, without you/I always thought that everything was fine without you/Never knowing you’d be mine/Suddenly my world has changed/And I just wonder why/All it took was just one smile.”

In the chorus, she says that she never would’ve thought she would be falling in love with him. It’s how she imagined the relationship would be. He’s her first love.

“Now with you, out of the blue/Love appeared before my eyes with you/A dream come true/I never thought I’d realize what love was/
what love was, what love was.”

She’s growing attached to him. She’s finding she likes more about him than just the superficial things. He’s become her best friend. It’s as though she’s found the meaning of life.

“I need you, oh I need you/And everyday I love you more and more/Without you (dreams and tears)/I know what it’s all for/Suddenly I see you there/And everything’s ok/Don’t know why I feel this way.”

After the chorus, she exclaims that she’s with him. A bright electric guitar solo follows.

“Here with you.”

In the bridge, Gibson says they are finally a couple. He will always have a piece of her heart. She’s not going to let him go anytime soon.

“We are together now/Never take my heart away/All the love I found/Is here to stay (out of the blue).”

The chorus is sung four times but with four variations.

“It’s like a dream come true/I never thought I’d fall in love with you/Out of the blue/Love appeared before my eyes with you/A dream come true/I never thought/Here with you/Out of the, out of the, out of the clear blue/Oh, it’s like a dream come true/I never thought, I never thought/Out of the blue/Before my eyes with you/A dream come true/I never thought I’d fall in love with you/Out of the, out of the, out of the, out of the clear blue.”

“Out of the Blue” is like the cute puppy that is curled up on the couch. The single is too adorable to resist. Like any young woman in love for the first time, she wants to shout it from the roofttops. Gibson’s jubilant, excited vocals paired with the light-hearted arrangement is a winning combination.

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