November 20 on Dancing With The Stars, timeless Dancing Queen-singer Paula Abdul performs her 2012 iTunes-exclusive single Dream Medley, a mash-up of 4 No. 1 hits a few decades back.
The medley begins slow with Forever Your Girl then breaks to the beat of Cold Hearted which merges to Opposites Attract and climaxes to a drum-filled Straight Up! Paula re-recorded the vocals as opposed to simply mashing them up in a megamix like other artists do; and she sounded in top form. The songs' timeless impacts were still preserved thanks to Oliver Leiber who also produced the original FYG & OA. In 3 minutes & 50 seconds, fans get a brief nostalgic trip to the time when Paula slew the charts! Personally, I would've loved to hear Promise Of A New Day in lieu of Opposites Attract as it was her last Hot 100 #1 but then again, the total result is very good. An original single could have been an option but with the disappointing #87 performance of Paula's 2009 Kylie Minogue cover, I'm Just Here For The Music, new material isn't a likely choice for this offing. Dream Medley is actually a beautiful way to create some buzz before any new single or album drops soon (we hope!).
Vocals: 2, Production: 2, Lyrics: 1.5, Chorus Strength: 1, Mainstream Appeal: 1.5 = (8/10)
watch Paula Abdul perform Dream Medley :