Out Of The Blue (1987):
Including Foolish Beat giving her the record for being the youngest singer/songwriter/producer with a #1 on the HOT 100. Other Billboard Top 5 hits were: Only In My Dreams, Shake Your Love and Out Of The Blue.
Electric Youth (1989):
Including Lost In Your Eyes another #1 on the Billboard HOT 100. The song stayed at #1 for three weeks and by achieving this she was the first female singer to have both an album and single simultaneously at #1. One of the other songs (Over The Wall) she wrote with Madonna in mind. She offered it to her, but she got it returned with the message that it didn't fit on the forthcoming album (Like A Prayer). After hearing the album Debbie could understand as it was very different to Madonna's previous records. Lost In Your Eyes was her biggest single, but she also had hits with Electric Youth, No More Rhyme and We Could Be Together. Although Debbie writes her own songs, she does collaborate with others like Fred (Madonna) Zarr. 1989 was a good year for Debbie, she shared the 1989 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award with Bruce Springsteen.
Anything Is Possible (1990):
It had her working with Jellybean (Madonna) Benitez and Lamont (the Supremes) Dozier.
Body Mind Soul (1993):
This album had Debbie going in a more sensual direction with Losin' Myself. One of her best songs ever IMO. With Madonna and Janet going more sensual, I guess they were hoping it would work for Debbie as well. To me Losin' Myself is her That's The Way Love Goes. Another single that raised eyebrows was Shock Your Mama which had an hilarious video.
Not really a Debbie album of course, but with her singing Sandy, she did do the main part. Includes the UK hit You're The One That I Want.
Think With Your Heart (1995):
This time Debbie went for a more mature route. Having a complete orchestra in the studio and many piano ballads. Her cover version of Will You Love Me Tomorrow is the best I've ever heard of that song.
Probably my favorite album. Has some real gems like Butterflies Are Free, Naturally, Where I Wanna Be, Just Wasn't Love and Cry Tonight.
Mind Your Own Business is probably my least favorite album.
Colored Lights: The Broadway Album (2003):
By this time Debbie had played so many roles in musicals, she recorded an album full of musical songs. It did feature one original song.
Ms. Vocalist (2010):
This album featured mainly English-language covers of popular Japanese songs and was only released in Japan.