Monday, February 20, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Tiffany

Song:I Think We're Alone Now
Album:Greatest Hits

Tiffany Darwish was 16 years old when she topped the charts with her 1987 cover of the Tommy James and the Shondells classic I Think We're Alone Now. But her decline was as quick as her rise and she quickly faded into obscurity. She was born Oct. 2, 1974 in Norwalk, CA. She sang country music as a child. She toured with country music veteran Jack Reeves. Then she was discovered in 1982 by singer songwriter Hoyt Axton and his songwriter mom Mae Axton. They took her to Nashville and she performed on TNN's The Ralph Emery Show. She appeared on Star Search in 1985. Then her manager George Tobin got her a record deal at MCA. He owned his own recording studio and had minor success as a producer and songwriter. His biggest success was co-writing the 1968 one hit wonder Cinnamon for Derek. Tiffany's debut album Tiffany was released in 1987. When her first single didn't chart, Tobin sent her on a tour of shopping malls. The second single I Think We're Alone Now topped the charts. So now she's on the cover of teen fan mags with Debbie Gibson. Though Tobin is credited as producer, most of the songwriting and arranging was by John Duarte who had previously worked with New Edition. He probably should have gotten a producer credit. Could've Been was Tiffany's second and final number one hit. She was supposed to tour with New Kids on the Block opening for her. She discovered them and got them a deal with MCA. Her mom sued Tobin for control of Tiffany's career. A court rejected this and Tiffany's grandmother was named as her guardian. Keep in mind that Tiffany's mother signed that contract so Tobin did nothing wrong. The tour was cancelled. Tiffany's second album Hold An Old Friend's Hand didn't do nearly as well as her first album. And then she split with Tobin in 1990. She continued to record for MCA until 1993. She was through. Even reuniting with Tobin didn't help. Tiffany now lives in Nashville. She records occasionally on small labels and she still tours. She has done some acting but like many minor celebrities, she seems to do a lot of reality TV. This budget comp covers Tiffany's brief success. Here's the video for I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany.

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