Abdul, Paula - Straight Up Lyrics




Lost in a dream
I don't know which way to go.
(A-let me say it.)
If you are all that you seem
Then, baby, I'm movin' way too slow.

I've been a fool before.
Wouldn't like to get my love caught in the slammin' door.
How about some information, please ?

Straight up!
Now tell me, do you really wanna love me forever
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or am I caught in a hit-and-run?
Straight up!
Now tell me, is it gonna be you and me together
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or are you just having fun?

Time's standing still.
Waiting for some small clue.
(A-let me tell ya now.)
I keep getting chills
When I think your love is true.

I've been a fool before.
Wouldn't like to get my love caught in the slammin' door.
How about some information, please?

Straight up!
Now tell me, do you really want to love me forever
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or am I caught in a hit-and-run?
Straight up!
Now tell me, is it gonna be you and me together
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or are you just having fun?

You are so hard to read.
You play hide-and-seek
With your true intentions.
If you're only playing games,
I'll just have to say
A-bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye.

A-do-do you love me, do-do you love me, baby?
A-do-do you love me, do-do you love me?
A-hey, baby.
A-do-do you love me, do-do you love me, baby?
Come on now.
A-do-do you love me, do-do you love me?
A-tell me, baby.

I've been a fool before.
Wouldn't like to get my love caught in the slammin' door.
Are you more than hot for me
Or am I a page in your history book?

I don't mean to make demands,
But the word and the deed go hand in hand.
How about some information, please?

Straight up. Now tell me (tell me)...
Straight up. Now tell me (tell me)...
Straight up. Now tell me (tell me)...
Straight up. Now tell me...
Straight up. Now tell me...

Straight up!
Now tell me, do you really want to love me forever
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or am I caught in a hit-and-run?
Straight up!
Now tell me, is it gonna be you and me together
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or are you just having fun?

Straight up!
Now tell me, do you really want to love me forever
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or am I caught in a hit-and-run?
Straight up!
Now tell me, is it gonna be you and me together
(Oh, oh, oh.)
Or are you just having fun?

Straight up!
Now tell me, do you really want to love me forever
(Oh, oh, oh.)





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Abdul, Paula Straight Up Comments
  1. Jörg Saxony

    Brings back wonderful memories. Thanks Paula for the musical backround of my youth... really exciting time!

  2. nupesmac

    Lol, Arsenio pix are all blurred out

  3. headass steph

    I forgot how good this song was

  4. Andrea Miranda

    Am I the only here after watching Daniel seavey sing it in American Idol??
    Just me?
    Ok den

  5. Dannibee Hill

    Its not even the money grabbing I mind that's human nature it's the dam principal ppl got no pride or morals left yes we have all been there its heart breaking and I wouldn't judge anyone for it but what sort of man uses his kids against the mother all quick to call me down but iv helped him as much as I can every step of the way and its wrong but as usual on ur own Danielle sad very sad but I won't lie and I won't cheat NY granny raised me better than that.

  6. Terell Nelson

    I didn't know Paula can sing like that

  7. Technoshoppe19

    Wonderful :)

  8. theedrstrangelove

    They blurred out Arsenio?

  9. Corvo Attano

    Avdooooool

  10. Daniyar Alibayev

    You would be nobody, Obama!

  11. Daniyar Alibayev

    Barack Hussein Obama must be thankful to Jewish Women. Say thanks, Obama!

  12. Сова Томпсон

    Is it true that Phil Collins tried to dance like Paula in the ending of Genesis' Dance MV?

  13. Sky Haven

    Have always loved her music and dance moves!

  14. McKenzie Malmos

    Paula Abdul so unusual so cool!

  15. Roger Maxell

    Sensual... Simplemente

  16. Trevor White

    Tap ain't music BRO/

  17. Edgar Filho

    I like it very very much and she dances very well.Kisses for Paula.

  18. I love Dogs

    I remember this song came up in full house...

  19. Darth Zannaah

    I wonder why Arsenio Hall was blurred out...?

  20. Trevor White

    5,000 dislikes? OK crazy bananas! We are here to ENJOY! Ya Paula has it all. Man I love everything about her & Straight Up. Like building blocks coming together. What a tune. Keep em coming.

  21. ASDF

    Anyone listening in 1988? I was imaging things back then with Paula.

  22. Raeanna W

    Wow that tap though!😍🥰

  23. Robert Ambrose

    Funny how they blur all the images of Arsino Hall!
    Did he withdraw his permission to use his image.

  24. Canadian Citizen #273

    Here in 7301. Just thought I'd watch this video before the space aliens enslave us all.

  25. Mr V

    Man she can dance

  26. Craig Stanley

    I listened to this song on my Sony Walkman,as I walked home from work.This beat is awesome.I love the synthesized trumpet sound,it really makes this song.

  27. Bull Shit

    Paula Abdul had the Rihanna-Status at that era

  28. Ольга Чугунова

    Шикарная внешность.

  29. Abdul Shohid

    Wot u tune✌️👌👍

  30. H J

    Anyone think Michael Jackson got his panther dance from the start of this video?

  31. Миша Джинн

    Мне нравится, но Dilnarin Demirbag танцует лучше!

  32. Ramón Díaz González

    A living legend, a traiblazer and my all-time idol. Thanks to her I appreciated the beauty of dance. Paula should make a comeback with great dance tracks, powerful lyrics, catchy tunes and great dance routines. Love live Queen Paula!

  33. MrArtist1971

    What's interesting and sad is that Paula's main songwriter was clearly in love with her and apparently she totally blew him off. Well, that ended that initial burst of hit songs. No telling how many more great songs could have been written. But I could be wrong . . .

  34. rice dumpling

    RIP Avdol

  35. Madelyn Montgomery

    She married into the Sheen family and was bulimic.

  36. Андрей Пашинин

    Muhammad Abdul
    R.I.P.

  37. Harvey Hoddinott

    1988 - 31 years ago

  38. Dev Khanna

    Is she a great dancer

    YES! SHE IS

  39. Bud Knight

    Been in and out of my head all week. I had a moment of realisation at work the other morning...this song, in my mind, is the most 80's song ever. The electronic sounds, synths, a love song, the only thing it's missing is a highly vibrant, brightly colored, bigger hairusic video!

  40. Sujin Vibulatd

    one of the best song snd MV ever

  41. Marcelo Castellan

    Hermosa mujer...exelente tema

  42. Jewillz Daprince

    Tried to do the tap dance and nearly broke my toe

  43. Pearl Love

    How about some information pleAse...

  44. Shon Tillman

    still classic video, Paula is so talented😙

  45. rain Man

    Eddie winslow and family matter ....if u remember then u 90 kids!

  46. Николай Шиляева

    В конце 80-х по радио была такая передача "американская 20ка" .Тогда я услышал Полу Абдул, Мерая Кери и многих других исполнителей. Я был в шоке от такой музыки. Не помню кто исполнял хит "прогулка в мемвис". Очень хочеться знать и прослушать.

  47. Chris Maystar

    Avdol has a question: “Am I Just Another Page in Your History?”

  48. Titinette 15994

    supert paula dommage trop rare

  49. Krissy b. n

    Similar to j Jackson's ,,"if,"

  50. Williamjoseph Mcclure

    Who here in 2019 December? She was hot when she was young! Plus good music

    MariahWhitneyCelineJanetMadonna

    Williamjoseph Mcclure still is

  51. Candice Perry

    Paula Abdul performs her own music

  52. Rogerio CARECA Braga Santos Siqueira

    Show de bola quem gosta vai curtir em 2019🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷💖💖👍🏾👏🏾👍🏾👏🏾👍🏾

  53. Kyle Dempster

    Which way should I go Paula

  54. Timothy Wilson

    The incredible flying girl singer,. acrobatic

  55. Marc Delaplace

    ma preffere j adore aaaaa les annee80

  56. Attaker Atex

    Paula Avdol??!
    YES, I AM!!

  57. Hidaayatullah Ahmad Williams

    Loving u is u loving
    Loving ui is iu loving

  58. Hidaayatullah Ahmad Williams

    Yes
    Yes

  59. Dustin Travis

    Totally jammed out to this cassette in my Sony Walkman back in the early 90s while riding my bike three miles down the road to get a two liter bottle of 99 cent RC Cola during my middle school summer break. Nostalgia!

  60. Arkabit

    She made choreography for M. Jackson, and Janet too...

  61. Teresa Baker

    Dead forever GONE

  62. Teresa Baker

    These bike run DAMN

  63. Teresa Baker

    Damn it

  64. Nadya Nadya

    Gifted !

  65. 4 Q u a d 4 L a w s 4

    Loud On the P.A.

  66. Oleg Kolisnichenko

    Ukraine Kyiv. Like and kiss.

  67. Mr. Squid

    This song reminds me of the time I banged an american because some lady made us into magnets so that we can't kill a vampire who could stop time

  68. Alice Bantick

    He’ll yer love this shit 💕👍👌

  69. Nazri Buang

    Tap Ezlink

  70. Stephen Chase

    Paula Julie Abdul, your earning a net worth of $30,000,000 worldwide. You were born June 19th, 1962 in San Fernando, California, and you are currently (and also lovingly) 57 years, 5 months, and 14 days old.

  71. Faeries_Xylia 923

    I loved Paula since American Idol!! She is so underrated but she’s definitely one of my role models! 🖤 just so beautiful 🥰😍 she’s so talented and sweet!

  72. Nomin Ng

    December 2o19, no one else can dance like Paula.

    Jeffrey Wozniak

    What besides all black woman

    Radical Los Angeles Los Angeles

    You Can

    trash trash

    some one was:) MJ :) as says SHe learned him.

    girlsdrinkfeck

    @Jeffrey Wozniak racist

  73. Mikhail Tank

    Paula, you're super talented ... NEW ALBUM 🙏

  74. Kostas Vranas

    N O S T A L G I A

  75. Matthew Huffman

    MS. ABDUL!


    YES, I AM!

    Mr. Squid

    Matthew Huffman MAGICIANS RED

  76. Johnny Skinwalker

    They knew how to make music back then. I remember when I saw Arsenio I was like holly crap!

  77. The Ice Drop

    love, Love, LOVE the dance!!!!

  78. Muriçoca Suburbano. com

    2019 .Brasil,Paraná,Londrina.
    Ja dancei mto nessa época. .....

    Débora tb

    2019. Brasil, Paraná...Londrina tbm!😁👊❤

    Muriçoca Suburbano. com

    @Débora tb seja bem vinda
    😂😂😂😂😂😂

  79. Waterlilly 1

    Back then I tried to copy some of her dance moves......failed every time.
    She is one of a kind

  80. Kennedy Wilson

    J cole brought me here

  81. ganonmain 907

    Muhamad avdol dancing to this song in heaven

    Templar Knight

    ganonmain 907 You’re Incorrect

    Attaker Atex

    @Templar Knight in the void?

  82. Arkansas Girl

    Don't forget, Paula choreographed a lot of Janet Jackson's vids. I like Paula's style. Class act! 👏💛

    Faeries_Xylia 923

    Arkansas Girl I love her! She’s so amazing and gorgeous 🖤🖤

    Karim paul Rifaat

    c'est.. du. talents ❤

  83. Omar Abid

    MOHAMEDUUU AVDUULL !!!

    YES! I AM

  84. HubbaBubbaD

    Remember watching this on MTV before school when it was new....I still love you, Paula

  85. Sal Blasker

    I love this lady's dance moves! Back in the days when we had real choreographed dance routines instead of women gyrating in their underwear!

    Mikyina Ify

    This looks like art, people really put effort into making music and videos.
    Now it's more like they get few girls from a brothel , get them drunk and put them to shake their booty in their underwear

  86. PiiTzi

    Jack Jazz rabbit 2

  87. Thunder Rush Movie

    Amazing song and video! Of course..it's the 90's :-))

  88. 1337thegamer420

    Awaken my JoBros!

  89. Sarina Lee

    I always loved this song when I would listen to it on the radio and I still do today

  90. mistro1228

    Many singer's was inspired by Michael Jackson

    ZVX

    mistro1228 she was before Michael Jackson

  91. TOSCANO PLASTER

    No woman has even come close since

    Daniyar Alibayev

    Check Pia Mia. Good dancer also.

  92. StephSinalco

    Any curious Me First and the Gimme Gimmes fans here ?

  93. RBS

    ***WHY IS ARSENIO BLURRED FROM THE VIDEO***, you ALL keep ASKING!!! >: ( ...I tried to TELL y'all before, now, NOW I gotta say it AGAIN! (lol)....

    "Straight Up" was a 'surprise' hit, and they 'rush-filmed' this Video, JUST when "The Arsenio Hall Show" was about to debut on TV....SO, Arsenio was 'loaned' by Paramount TV, for the Video, to promote his upcoming show & to help give this song 'cool' points; SO, if this Video gets 'plays', Paula's label would have to pay residuals to Paramount, FOR THE LOANING of Arsenio...

    ...the song is a 80's CLASSIC, so that would mean a LOT of moolah.....SO, they took him OUT. ...If you were there in the 80's you KNOW he's in the Video, now, don't YA!? (LOL)

  94. LEE SOLID

    Came from steve harvey show after she said this song was recorded in a shower😄 Amazing!!!!