Debbie Gibson - 1988
Unlike most teen pop stars, Debbie Gibson actually wrote her own songs. Sure, "Electric Youth," "Foolish Beat" and "Lost In Your Eyes" haven't aged very well, but these were all huge hits in the late 1980s – and they were all written by a teenager. In the 1990s she changed her name to "Deborah Gibson" in an attempt to be seen as an adult, but she's now back to Debbie. She recently starred in a movie and went on tour with former arch rival Tiffany, and also appeared on the Celebrity Apprentice.