Music video by Paula Abdul performing Straight Up (Video).
"Straight Up" is a 1988 hit single by American singer Paula Abdul, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and brought her widespread public attention. It was written and produced by Elliot Wolff.
The black and white video, directed by David Fincher and choreographed by Paula herself, won four 1989 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video, Best Editing, Best Choreography, and the first Best Dance Video. The video features a special appearance by Paula's friend, talk-show host and comedian Arsenio Hall. The video at the time went into very heavy rotation on MTV, it also made Abdul known for her exceptionally creative and distinct videos.