June 13, 1995

Album Review

Four years after the release of Spellbound, Paula Abdul returned with the sleek Head Over Heels. Head Over Heels doesn't sound all that different than her previous album; it incorporates a couple of current dance trends without ever letting the beats dominate the accessible pop melodies of the songs. Unfortunately, the songs are more well constructed than well written -- all of the arrangements hide the fact that the songs usually lack strong hooks. That weakness is accentuated by the length of the album. Approaching nearly 70 minutes, Head Over Heels spends too much time with lesser songs. Abdul remains an engaging presence, even with her limited vocal talents, and the record's best songs -- the slinky "My Love Is for Real," for instance -- are more mature and seductive than her earlier works, showing that she has the possibility to grow old gracefully.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Crazy Cool
  2. My Love Is for Real
  3. Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up
  4. Love Don't Come Easy
  5. If I Were Your Girl
  6. Sexy Thoughts
  7. The Choice Is Yours
  8. Ho-Down
  9. Under the Influence
  10. I Never Knew It
  11. Get Your Groove On
  12. Missing You
  13. It's All About Feeling Good
  14. Cry for Me
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