Tiffany (album)

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Tiffany
Tiffany - Tiffany.jpg
Studio album by Tiffany
Released September 15, 1987
Recorded 1984–1987
Genre Teen pop, freestyle
pop rock, adult contemporary
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, Tiffany 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. 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 the Billboard 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; 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 3:48
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.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 6
Canada (Canadian Albums Chart)[7] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 37
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[9] 48
New Zealand (RMNZ)[10] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 35
Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)[13] 17
UK Albums Chart[14] 5
US (Billboard 200)[15] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[17] Platinum 20,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[18] Platinum 15,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[19] 160,270^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Summaries
Worldwide 7,000,000[22]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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 and 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)

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: tiffany". robertchristgau.com. 
  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. ^ "australian-charts.com > Tiffany – Tiffany (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2016.  N.B. This site only contains chart information from 26 July 1988, but the peak listed is correct.
  7. ^ "RPM Top Albums/CDs – Tiffany". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Tiffany – Tiffany (album)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Tiffany – Tiffany" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "charts.org.nz > Tiffany – Tiffany (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "norwegiancharts.com > Tiffany – Tiffany (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Tiffany – Tiffany (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "hitparade.ch > Tiffany – Tiffany" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Official Charts > Tiffany (albums tab)". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Tiffany > Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Tiffany – Tiffany". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1989". IFPI Hong Kong. 
  18. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Tiffany – Tiffany" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Tiffany – Tiffany". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Tiffany in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Tiffany – Tiffany". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ Boehm, Mike (10 February 1989). "Heartaches of Two Songwriters' Are Behind Tiffany's Latest Hit". Los Angeles Times. Timothy Ryan. Archived from the original on 24 October 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  23. ^ 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