Remember when Tiffany and Debbie Gibson were two artists you had to choose between? They never bought into that, so neither did I. Besides, they did different things. Tiffany is best known for, well, a cover. Clearly, I have zero issue with that - and if you have not seen Totally Covered, you need to.
But this was different. Whereas you'd expect a young pop artist to be singing songs written by others, especially in the mid-1980's, that's not what Debbie Gibson did. She WROTE this song in 1984 - when she was 14 - and recorded it in 1986.
The video was recorded in Asbury Park, near where she lived. The song was a top 5 hit in September 1987.
In 1998, Deborah Gibson re-released the song, with a different remix, after she left Atlantic Records. The new version is 1) more mature, and 2) notice the name change.