Who remembers this song? If you grew up in the 80s, the chances are you danced to this at your school disco, dance or prom, or you actually went out to Woolworths, Our Price (remember that???) or Sam Goodys (for my American peeps) to purchase it. California-born teenager (she was 15) and redhead Tiffany Darswich released this now classic pop track on label MCA back in 1987. The song stormed to the top of the charts in the UK, US, and many other countries, with its catchy chorus and synthesised drum production. But as much as we loved the song, it was the video that really made it memorable. Shot in several different US malls, it was quite edgy for the time, although watching now it looks a little cheap. Lol! But that’s what made it what it was – then and now. The mall thing was a nod to how the young singer had gained her popularity (embarking on a specially crafted mall tour across America), and it showcased Tiffany on various stops on the tour, performing, dancing around with shoppers and on the beach with her friends. One move in particular became known over here in the UK as the ‘Tiffany dance’. Catch it at 2.17 and 2.33 on the below video. Oh, yes, hours of fun were had imitating that dance. Lol! Largely due to that song, Tiffany’s debut- self-titled album sold a massive four million copies. Woy-oi! DID YA KNOW?
- Tiffany, now 38, briefly dated New Kids on the block member Jonathan Knight in the early 90s. The two met when the boy band toured with the singer.
- Tiffany appeared in the April 2002 edition of Playboy, fully nude and showing off her then-recently surgically-enhanced breasts.
- In 1988, at the height of her music career, and at the age of just 16, Tiffany became embroiled in court battle between her manager and her parents over control of her career and earnings.
TIFFANY – I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW