Song: “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany
Reached #1: November 7, 1987 (her first, 2 weeks)
It’s really been 25 years since the rise of the “mall rat” tours?
It’s really been 25 years since the media tried to create a good girl (Debbie Gibson)/bad girl (Tiffany) rivalry that really never existed?
Damn, I’m getting old.
Tiffany Darwish’s prime recording career lasted about a year. After the surprise success of “I Think We’re Alone Now” – which wasn’t meant to be the first single, but radio had other ideas – she had a second #1 with “Could’ve Been”, a top 10 hit with the gender-flipped cover of “I Saw Him Standing There”… and that was about it. One more top 10, and she was gone from the charts as fast as she arrived.
Part of the problem was a bitter war between her manager and her family over her money. Part of it was her own choice to back away from music. And part of it was that tastes quickly changed.
Since then, she’s delved into acting, reality TV, parenthood (one son), and most recently, country music. Her first country album came out in 2011.
Interestingly, she and Debbie Gibson sent up the whole “rivalry” thing in 2011 by taking starring roles in a cheapo SyFy movie that featured a long catfight scene between the two.
I’ll wrap with this – Tiffany turned 41 last month. Damn, we’re ALL getting old…
Tomorrow, an eccentric pop/metal band finally breaks into the charts…
Other songs that reached #1 on November 7:
1981 – “Private Eyes” by Hall & Oates (their third, 2 weeks)
2009 – “Fireflies” by Owl City (their first, 2 weeks)