Monday, November 16, 2020

16 November 2020 - Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now

I know what you are thinking.   We ALREADY did this one.  

Well, that was one of a special edition of posts showing how many covers of that song there were.  And, of course, the most famous cover of the Tommy James and the Shondells classic - inarguably and in every way eclipsing the original - is the Tiffany version that was literally the first video on that post.   And she even revisited the song once - in 2011.  Same post.  You can go back and see both of them.  

Well, there's another chapter to this story that happened since we posted that more than seven years ago.

Holy cow.  We've been doing this for more than seven years.  

In 2019, Tiffany covered her version.  It's a reimagining of the song - with a much harder edge - not metal by any stretch, but certainly a rockin' version.  One distinction between the Tommy James version and the original Tiffany version is the audible contrast between the chorus and the verses that Tiffany ignored to give the song a younger feel (she famously originally hated it) - this version is faithful to the latter.  

The video for it is less shopping mall and more... family beach day.  Let's call it that.   There's a lot of callbacks to the original video, though - note that Gumby does make an appearance - but it's still a new song.  

Because we respect the classics, here's the first cover she did of the song - where she decisively took ownership of the song.  

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