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DISCOGRAPHY

Studio Albums

Forever Your Girl
Spellbound
Head Over Heels
Unreleased Album

Compilations

Shut Up And Dance
The Singles
The Greatest
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits: Straight Up
The Very Best Of
10 Great Songs
Paula Abdul: Icon

Other Appearances

LA Gear Sampler
For Our Children
The Adventures of MC Skat Kat
Captive Sampler
90210 Soundtrack
Randy Jackson’s Music Club V1

Spinning Around
Nobody's Angel
Check Yourself

Singles

Knocked Out
The Way That You Love Me
Straight Up
Forever Your Girl
Cold Hearted
Opposites Attract
Rush Rush
The Promise of a New Day
Blowing Kisses in the Wind
Vibeology
Will You Marry Me?
My Love Is For Real
Crazy Cool
Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up
Dance Like There's No Tomorrow
I'm Just Here For The Music
Shine 2009 - So Free
Dream Medley

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After the release of the single “Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up” in 1996, Paula focused on a career in television until her return to the pop scene in 2008’s “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow” with Idol Judge Randy Jackson followed by the 2009 single, “I’m Just Here For The Music”.

Paula Abdul has reported that she’s been working on a new album of material since 1997 when she was initially signed to Mercury Records after she parted ways with Virgin Records. In 1998, The Island/Def Jam Music Group acquired Mercury Records and dropped several artists from their roster including Paula before she completed her album. Seventeen years later, Paula isn’t known to be signed to a label, and a new album still hasn’t materialized.

Over the years, Paula has been busy working behind-the-scenes on a new album. As early as 1999 the tentative title of the album was "Paulatics of Love". Many outstanding songs have been recorded for the album, although only a few have seen the light of day including snippets of “Boombox” and “Karma”. A comprehensive look at what we know about Paula’s possible 4th studio album appears below.

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Officially Recorded by Paula (in demo form or finalized)

1. “Boombox”    [Lyrics]

”Boombox” was originally an unreleased track recorded during sessions for Kylie Minogue's ninth studio album Body Language. The song was also recorded by Paula Abdul since Kylie had not released it and was intended to be the follow-up single to “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow”.

After Minogue used a remix of “Boombox” on her 2008 remix album of the same name, Abdul scrapped the commercial release of “Boombox” in favor of “I’m Just Here for the Music,” another demo recorded by Minogue.

Clips of “Boombox” were instead used on Paula Abdul's Rah! Cheerleading Bowl show on MTV, and Abdul’s version of “Boombox” remains unreleased to this day.  In 2009, her official web site promised fans that signed up for a paid membership to her fan club a free download of the song, though it never materialized to the disappointment of many excited fans. Radio DJ’s John Jay and Rich were also very supportive of the song being released as a single and even played an extended clip of it on their popular syndicated radio show.

2. “Karma”     [Lyrics]

A song Paula recorded titled "Karma" was used as the theme song on the Bravo TV broadcast of Paula Abdul’s 1997 reality TV show “Hey Paula!” The song was not included as the theme on the digital release of the series and was replaced with a generic opening instrumentation.

“Karma” was written by Paula Abdul; Kara DioGuardi and Keith Lewis.

Produced by Oliver Leiber and David Gamson.

Published by PJA Music / EMI April Music Inc., (ASCAP) K'Stuff Publishing (BMI); administered in the US and Canada by Arthouse Entertainment; outside the US and Canada by EMI Music Publishing, Ltd. Zumell Muzik / Unseen Forces Muzik Publishing (ASCAP)

3. “You Got Me Wrong”     [Lyrics]

The song was recorded by Paula Abdul and intended to be released on Paula Abdul’s “Greatest Hits” album with Virgin Records which was delayed several times.  The song remains unreleased.  Jennifer Marks once said in an interview she wrote the song with Paula in mind.  Masters dated 8-10-97.

Written by: Peter Bliss and Jennifer Marks
Produced by: Nile Rodgers
Engineered by: Gary Tole and Jeffery Thomas
Recorded at: Royaltone Studios, North Hollywood, CA.

Published by: CURLY JAMS MUSIC/EMI LONGITUDE MUSIC/MISS MAYHEM/BMI

4. “Dancin’ Machine”    [Lyrics]

The song was recorded by Paula Abdul and intended to be released on Paula Abdul’s “Greatest Hits” album with Virgin Records which was delayed several times.  This up-tempo, funky version includes a rap near the end of the song.  Alternate versions of the song exist with slight variations.  Masters dated 8-10-97.

Written by Hal Davis, Don Fletcher and Dean Parks
Produced by: Nile Rodgers
Engineered by: Gary Tole and Jeffery Thomas
Recorded at: Royaltone Studios, North Hollywood, CA.

5. “25 Ways Into My Bed”    [Lyrics]

The song is a play on words - using 25 to specifically describe ways to set the tone for romance. Demo and final mastered versions exist.  Lyrics and instrumentation vary slightly between both versions.

Written by Billy Mann, Brett Laurence, Michael Mangini and Paula Abdul

Published by Digable Tunes (BMI), Remann Music (BMI), Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI), VMG Notation Worldwide (BMI)

6. “Your Girlfriend Is You”     [Lyrics]

The song is an electro-hip hop dance track.  Tap dancing sounds appear in the background.  Sounds like its the  final mastered version.

Written by Billy Mann, Brett Laurence and Paula Abdul

Published by Digable Tunes (BMI), Remann Music (BMI), Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI), VMG Notation Worldwide (BMI)

7. “Fly Without Strings”     [Lyrics]

Yes it sounds familiar - its a quote Paula used with her jewelry line, but before that it was also the title of a song she recorded.  The song encapsulates the quote “if you love someone, let them go- if they come back it was meant to be.” The singer wants to fly without strings. The final or a near finalized mastered version exists.

Written by Billy Mann, Brett Laurence and Paula Abdul

Published by Digable Tunes (BMI), Remann Music (BMI), Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI), VMG Notation Worldwide (BMI)

8. “Circle of Love” - official sources indicate this song has been recorded by Paula, remains unreleased.

9. “Over and Over”
- official sources indicate this song has been recorded by Paula, remains unreleased.

UNIVERSAL/ISLAND

“Next Stop Heaven”
Produced by: Michael Moore ‘97

“Love Me Inside Out”

“In My Dreams”

“Take Care Of My Love”

“Satisfied”   ’89 MCA

“Don’t Mess With My Man”
  ’89 MCA

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
   ’92 A&M

VIRGIN VAULTS

6-14-96
“Love You Blind”
“All You Are Is Good For Me”

1-05-97
Recorded At Royal Tone Studios
“I Changed My Mind”
“My Life”
“Dreaming Days Are Through”

5-27-97
Recorded At Royal Tone Studios
“Let’s Bounce”
- sources report this is a really “hot” dance song
Half Inch Tape @ Virgin Vaults
Produced By Nile Rodgers

2001
“If I Were Your Girl (Jon B Remix)”

2001
“Telefunking”
“Just Cooling”
“The Blues”
“Lovers Talk”
“I Love You”
“Love Again”

“Get Closer To You”
DAT TAPE
Recorded @ Convent Recording Studios

Officially Written by Paula (recording status unknown)

Although these songs were co-written by Paula Abdul, there is no reason to believe they were all intended for her album. They may have been songs she needed to submit to fulfill the commitments of her publishing deal.

“Have A Little Faith (In Us)”

Written by RUSSELL DE SALVO (ASCAP) AND MICHAEL ROMAN ARNOLD (ASCAP) / EMI APRIL MUSIC INC C/O EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING / W B MUSIC CORP

“Shut Up and Dance”

Written by Paula Abdul, Peter Lord, V. Jeffrey Smith

Published by ARVERMAL MUSIC / EMI APRIL MUSIC INC C/O EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING / PJA MUSIC

Song Fact: Paula asked The Family Stand (Peter Lord, V. Jeffrey Smith), Oliver Leiber and Elliot Wolff to all separately come up with a song titled “Shut Up and Dance.”

BIGGER THAN LIFE (Legal Title)
Songwriter/Composer
ABDUL PAULA ASCAP 128451481
LAURENCE BRETT BMI 225492668
MANN BILLY SESAC 179372336
 
Publishers
DIGABLE TUNES BMI 185466536
REMANN MUSIC BMI 185819429
SONGS OF KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING BMI 401084411
VMG NOTATION WORLDWIDE BMI

I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN (Legal Title)
Songwriter/Composer
ABDUL PAULA ASCAP 128451481
ROGERS EVAN A BMI 138947239
STURKEN CARL ALLEN BMI 60110442
 
Publishers
BAYJUN BEAT MUSIC BMI 138960644
SONGS OF UNIVERSAL INC BMI

MIRROR MIRROR (Legal Title)
Songwriter/Composer
ABDUL PAULA ASCAP 128451481
ROGERS EVAN A BMI 138947239
STURKEN CARL ALLEN BMI 60110442
 
Publishers
BAYJUN BEAT MUSIC BMI 138960644
SONGS OF UNIVERSAL INC BMI

ONE MOMENT (Legal Title)
Songwriter/Composer
ABDUL PAULA ASCAP 128451481
LAURENCE BRETT BMI 225492668
MANN BILLY SESAC 179372336
 
Publishers
DIGABLE TUNES BMI 185466536
REMANN MUSIC BMI 185819429
SONGS OF KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING BMI 401084411
VMG NOTATION WORLDWIDE BMI

SALT OF THE EARTH (Legal Title)
Songwriter/Composer
ABDUL PAULA ASCAP 128451481
LAURENCE BRETT BMI 225492668
MANN BILLY SESAC 179372336
 
Publishers
DIGABLE TUNES BMI 185466536
REMANN MUSIC BMI 185819429
SONGS OF KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING BMI 401084411
VMG NOTATION WORLDWIDE BMI

SEX LIES AND LOVE (Legal Title)
Songwriter/Composer
ABDUL PAULA ASCAP 128451481
DIOGUARDI KARA E BMI 186947510
SCHICK IRA NA 0
 
Publishers
BMG BUMBLEBEE BMI

YOU LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Legal Title)
Songwriter/Composer
ABDUL PAULA ASCAP 128451481
DIOGUARDI KARA E BMI 186947510
SCHICK IRA NA 0
 
Publishers
BMG BUMBLEBEE BMI

Trapeeze
Written by Milton Davis and Paula Abdul

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11/2005 - Rumors are floating around that Paula Abdul's been in talks with various record labels to *possibly* record another record. While nothing has been finalized, there is renewed interest by some major Hollywood players who are interested in signing her... stay tuned.

09/06/15 - Insiders are reporting Paula Abdul is preparing to tour and possibly release an album in 2016...

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