"Rush Rush" was the first single off of Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.
The song was a turning point for Abdul's career, as it was her first ballad released, following five upbeat songs.
The single kicked off sales for Abdul's latest album Spellbound.
It was considered a risk to release a ballad first off the album because most of her success prior to the album had been in dance music but despite that the song because her biggest hit to date.
Critics praised Abdul for taking a chance and not choosing the opening single to be a generic dance or pop song, but choosing a ballad instead. Critics also noted that Abdul's vocals had improved from her last album.