For the week ending March 4, 1989, Lost In Your Eyes hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Lost in Your Eyes", was No. 1 on the Hot 100 for three weeks, garnering her another achievement as the first female to have both an album and single simultaneously at No. 1. (She shared the 1989 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award with Bruce Springsteen.)
Debbie single handedly wrote, produced and performed both her #1 hits Foolish Beat and Lost In Your Eyes, making her the only female artist to be completely self-contained on a chart-topping single. (ChartBeat)
Question: How did "Lost in Your Eyes" come to be the first single from "Electric Youth"?
Debbie Gibson: "I had started performing that song on the road on the "Out of the Blue" tour. From the opening two bars of the piano intro, it elicited screams from audiences. 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 in relation to what is a hit, be it a hit piece of theater or a hit song.
It's so true. It's like an old friend. You predict that the melody is going to go in a satisfying way."