Today is Paula Abdul’s birthday! I was sort of surprised at how old she is. I figured she might be in her mid 40s, but no, she’s 52 today!

Maybe I thought she was in her early 20s when she was big with 'Straight Up' and other songs from the album ‘Forever Your Girl.’

Paula Abdul is of course also known for her spot on the judging panel in ‘American Idol.'

I loved Paula Abdul back in 1989-1990. Happy Birthday, Paula Abdul. In celebration, here are a few of my favorites.