Tiffany (album)

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Tiffany
Studio album by Tiffany
Released September 15, 1987
Recorded 1984–1987
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 39:08
Label MCA
Producer George Tobin
Tiffany chronology
Tiffany
(1987)
Hold an Old Friend's Hand
(1988)
Singles from Tiffany
  1. "Danny"
    Released: July 1987
  2. "I Think We're Alone Now"
    Released: August 1987
  3. "Could've Been"
    Released: November 1987
  4. "I Saw Him Standing There"
    Released: February 1988
  5. "Feelings of Forever"
    Released: May 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Tiffany is the self-titled eponymous debut studio album by American recording pop singer Tiffany. Prior to signing a recording contract with MCA records in 1987; Darwish had begun working with manager/producer George Tobin several years earlier, possibly with some of the tracks recorded as early when she was 12 years old in 1984. Initially, "Danny" was her first single released from her self-titled studio album; however the single failed to chart. To support the album and create a buzz for herself, Tiffany embarked on a shopping mall tour entitled “The Beautiful You: Celebrating the Good Life Shopping Mall Tour ‘87”. Tiffany’s tour included the singer performing in shopping malls across the United States; at first to small audiences but by the end to much larger crowds as her popularity grew. [4]

As her popularity grew during her tour radio stations begin to play Tiffany’s cover version of Tommy James & the Shondells hit "I Think We're Alone Now". The song was quickly released as the album’s second single; Darwish’s cover of "I Think We’re Alone Now" became the singer’s first No. 1 hit both in the United States and United Kingdom. The album’s follow-up single "Could've Been" became the singer’s second No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and her first on the Adult Contemporary chart. With the help of those two singles, the album climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Albums chart; replacing Michael Jackson’s Bad. At the age of 16 years old; Tiffany became the youngest female artist to earn a No.1 album and also the youngest to have two back-to-back No.1 singles. Tiffany’s rendition of the Beatles’ "I Saw Her Standing There" retitled "I Saw Him Standing There" provided a final hit from the album. The album was certified quadruple platinum by Recording Industry Association of America.[5]

The album’s final single, "Feelings of Forever" failed to reprise the success of Tiffany’s three previous singles.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Should've Been Me"   Mark Paul 3:39
2. "Danny"   Jody Moreing 4:00
3. "Spanish Eyes"   Donna Weiss, John Duarte, Lauren Wood 3:56
4. "Feelings of Forever"   Mark Paul, John Duarte 3:52
5. "Kid on a Corner"   Steven McClintock, Tim James 4:02
6. "I Saw Him Standing There"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 4:12
7. "Johnny's Got the Inside Moves"   Jon McElroy, Ned McElroy 3:20
8. "Promises Made"   Paul, Duarte 4:50
9. "I Think We're Alone Now"   Ritchie Cordell, Tommy James 3:47
10. "Could've Been"   Lois Blaisch 3:30

B-sides[edit]

  • "No Rules" (Paul Mark, John Edward Duarte)
  • "The Heart Of Love" (Paul Mark, John Edward Duarte)
  • "Mr. Mambo" (Paul Mark, John Edward Duarte)
  • "Gotta Be Love" (Paul Mark, John Edward Duarte)
  • "Out Of My Heart" (Paul Mark, John Edward Duarte)
  • "Heart Don't Break Tonight" (Steven McClintock, Timothy James Auringer)
  • "Can't Stop A Heartbeat" (Paul Mark, John Edward Duarte) Wasn't a B-Side to any US single on this album.

Production[edit]

  • Produced By George Tobin
  • Arranged By John Duarte
  • Production Co-Ordination: Brenda Farrell
  • Engineers: John Kerns, Bill Smith
  • Assistant Engineers: Steve Holroyd, David Means, Bryan Rutter
  • Mixing: John Kerns, Bill Smith, George Tobin
  • Mastering: Steve Hall

Personnel[edit]

  • Tiffany: Lead & Backing Vocals
  • Chuck Yamek: Guitars (tracks 1, 6, and 9)
  • Dann Huff: Guitars (tracks 1, 3-5, 10)
  • Carl Verheyen: Guitar (track 2)
  • John Duarte: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Synthesizer Bass (track 7), Drum Programming
  • Richard Elliot: Saxophone (tracks 1, 7)
  • Steve Rucker: Acoustic Piano and Synthesizers (track 10)
  • Willie Arnelas: Drums (track 10)

[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Russell, Lisa, "Tiffany, the teenage mallflower who serenades the shoppers of America", People Weekly, v28, 14 September 1987, p. 81
  5. ^ Gett, Steve, "Tiffany conquers the charts", Billboard, v100, 23 January 1988, p. 24
  6. ^ Tiffany- self-titled debut album @Discogs.com Retrieved 5-1-2010.
Preceded by
Faith by George Michael
Billboard 200 number-one album
January 23 - February 5, 1988
Succeeded by
Faith by George Michael