Thursday, June 19, 2008
I Think We're Alone Now...
Paul and I headed up north. about an hour away from San Francisco. to enjoy the warmer weather. We just wanted a mini-weekend get-a-way. I am still missing the Mexico trip and the great weather that was there, so it was relaxing to lie by the pool and catch up on some sun. When we decided to take the trip a few weeks ago we didn't know that the place we were going to be staying at would be providing live entertainment! To our surprise there was going to be a singer from the 80s that was going to be singing her hits, all 4 of them! If you have not figured out who this 80s pop star is by the title of this post then you were probably not a child of the 80s or just don't give a shit about music.
The pop star is Tiffany. Tiffany exploded onto the scene in 1987 when she was just 14 years old touring malls singing random songs for teeny-boppers all over the nation. Tiffany's big break came when she recorded a cover of the 1967 hit, "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells. Tiffany exploded over night and the song went all the way to number one on the pop charts. I admit I had the Tiffany album, I was 13 and I was caught up in the late-80s teen sensations that included New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Tiffany was not a one-hit wonder and followed up her smash-hit with yet another number one single called "Could've Been." Her debut album simply titled, Tiffany, also went number one on the albums charts. She was one of the hottest new pops stars by 1988, but Tiffany's success was short-lived, even though she had a few more top 10 hits in 1988, and by 1989 Tiffany's singing career came to a halt.
It was really interesting to see her after almost 20 years from when she was a teen sensation. She looked good and sang six songs total. She didn't take herself too seriously and was just having fun with the crowd and the few fans that attended her concert in really the middle of nowhere. I am sure Tiffany has a regular 9-5 job like most of us and doing these mini-concerts for a few extra bucks must bring her back to her popularity peak. I am sure she thinks about what could've been with her career, but at least she is enjoying herself and still busting out those dance moves she did when she was a teen.