Mirage (song)

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This article is about the Tommy James and the Shondells song. For other songs with the same title, see Mirage (disambiguation).
Single by Tommy James and the Shondells
from the album I Think We're Alone Now
Released 1967
Genre Pop rock, Classic rock
Length 2:30
Label Roulette Records 4736
Writer(s) Ritchie Cordell
Producer(s) Bo Gentry
Tommy James and the Shondells singles chronology
"I Think We're Alone Now"
"I Like the Way"

"Mirage" is a song by Tommy James and the Shondells released in 1967 on Roulette Records.


Mirage was recorded for the I Think We're Alone Now album.

During a songwriting session producer Bo Gentry accidentally inserted a master copy of the "I Think We're Alone Now" song backwards in his reel-to-reel tape player. Tommy and the group instantly liked the reverse chord progression and recorded it as "Mirage" with new lyrics by Ritchie Cordell, who had also written "I Think We're Alone Now".


"Mirage" debuted on the Hot 100 on Tommy's 20th birthday, eventually reaching #10[1] on 17 June 1967, #2 on the Canadian charts, and #1 on WLS on 19 May 1967.

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered by Leon's Creation.


  1. ^ Mirage's Chart Position Retrieved August 17, 2012.

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