Week 91 – I Think We’re Alone Now

Tiffany Darwish is scrappy and free-spirited entertainer from Norwalk, CA. who eventually became a stay-at-home mom. Tiffany became the youngest female artist to top the Billboard chart with a debut album Tiffany. She gave some shopping-mall performances that kick-started her rise, and this became a promotional strategy that was successfully used later used by Britney Spears and Taylor Swift. In 1988, Tiffany started working with the little-known teen group, New Kids On The Block, and that was a big break for their career. In 2019, both Tiffany and Debbie Gibson appeared on the Mixtape Tour, that was headlined by New Kids on the Block.

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I always thought it would be nice to have breakfast with Tiffany, the American singer, songwriter, actress, and former teen icon, but I don’t even know if she eats breakfast.  Tiffany is most notable for her 1987 cover of the song ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, which was originally recorded twenty years earlier by Tommy James and the Shondells.  Both versions of the song reached #1 on the charts.  The song was written by the American songwriter, singer and record producer Ritchie Cordell. The song is about teenage promiscuity, and it seems that sex will always be an influence for teens.  Cordell got a co-writing credit on ‘Mony Mony’ and ‘Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ the Crazy Elephant song.  Cordell died of pancreatic cancer in New York in 2004, at the age of 61.  “Weird Al” Yankovic did a parody of this song with his ‘I Think I’m A Clone Now’. 

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