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Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 17th, 2016


Side A

Sunday At The Mall.

Hype Sticker“I Think We’re Alone Now” is a song, written and composed by Ritchie Cordell. It was originally a 1967 US hit for the American recording artists Tommy James and the Shondells.

“I Think We’re Alone Now” was re-popularized when American pop singer Tiffany covered the song for her debut studio album, Tiffany, which was released in 1987 on the MCA Records label. When George Tobin, Tiffany’s manager and producer, gave her the cassette of the original version by Tommy James & the Shondells, Tiffany hated the idea of recording a version of her own for her album mostly because she thought the song was neither modern enough nor hip enough.

“I Think We’re Alone Now” proved to be Tiffany’s biggest hit once she did record and release it. Her version of the song spent two weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (coincidentally, another Tommy James & the Shondells cover, Billy Idol’s version of “Mony, Mony,” followed it on the top spot) and three weeks at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart.

“I Think We’re Alone Now” was not the first single from Tiffany’s debut album. The first single was “Danny,” but radio started picking up “I Think We’re Alone Now,” another selection on the album. It became a runaway number 1 hit and was the eighteenth highest selling single for 1987 and the thirty-second highest selling single in Australia for 1988.

The music video was shot in a shopping mall in Ogden, Utah, which echoed the way her early career had been promoted. Elements of the video were filmed in the now demolished Bull Ring Centre in Birmingham, UK. The video was featured in the 2012 film Ted and the song was also on the soundtrack and appears in its sequel.

I Think We’re Alone Now (Extended Version) 6:35

I Think We’re Alone Now (Single Version) 4:25
I Think We’re Alone Now (Dub Version) 6:35

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)


Year Single Chart Position
1987 I Think We’re Alone Now U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 I Think We’re Alone Now U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #26
1987 I Think We’re Alone Now U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #7


Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23793
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Arranged By – John Duarte
Producer – George E. Tobin*
Remix – Bill Smith, John Duarte
Written-By – Ritchie Cordell

Original version appears on the MCA LP “TIFFANY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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22 Responses to “Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now (US 12″)”

  1. LR Says:

    Paul! Thank you so much for this.. I hope this is the start of a Tiffany flood, as alot of her excellent b-sides from this period are extremely rare digitally. If so, I look forward to your excellent rips of this material and thanks for all you do, it’s greatly appreciated! (And thanks for the DG rips too!)


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome LR I only have one other 12″ because she didn’t release as many remixes as Debbie did 🙂


  2. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. A Sunday post -very nice. Funny actually as i did do one of my rare weekend visits to the site earlier. No idea why either just felt like it. Not that this post was there though i noticed this update from Facebook. Many thanks. I love the full video version of this song and can’t remember if / where that version is. ‘Can i feel your heartbeat…’


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it was a gloomy rainy Sunday so I thought what the heck. Enjoy! 🙂


  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    Great Sunday at the mall, Paul!

    I hope this is a very large mall
    to find other incredibile 12inches
    and maybe even Tracie Spencer “Symptoms of true love” (PWL remix).



    DjPaulT Reply:

    We’ll just have to see BE.D12” 🙂


  4. Fred Says:

    Every time I hear this song, all I can think of is Weird Al’s I Think I’m A Clone Now. 🙂

    Thanks, Paul! And a double thanks for a weekend rip!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fred 🙂


    Dirk Reply:

    Oh oh …


  5. Locutus Says:

    Not even a pic sleeve for this. That shows what her label thought of her.
    Bring back the Gibster!!

    Ha!Ha! I’ll say Thx for this one cause it ain’t bad & I have the 7″ w/pic sleeve around somewhere.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think it was initially released with a pic sleeve but not for very long before it was replaced with an MCA sleeve with hype sticker. 🙂


  6. J Says:

    Thanks for the rare weekend post. I have always liked her singles because she had a lot of good B-Sides. Too bad the B-side “No Rules” wasn’t included on this release but I do these mixes. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome J. 🙂


  7. Modernaire Says:

    I request… STEVIE B!… and the complete Paula Abdul singles, all in glorious 24 96!


  8. Jeff Says:

    This was a Monday discovery for me Paul. Oh how I wish I knew it was posted yesterday because I would have been singing aloud with it already. I love these surprise postings on the weekend. Caught me off guard. Thanks for this past-blast memory. I can’t wait to hear the dub version on this one.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂


  9. Kent H. Says:

    Thanks Paul. One of my favorite songs. 🙂


  10. partytimeboy Says:

    Thanks a lot for this vinyl rip DjPaulT, Any chance you can post Tiffany’s “Radio Romance” Maxi?


  11. woz Says:

    I can’t wait to hear your rip of this extended version, Paul! Very cool!


  12. Alberto Says:

    Never my favourite female artist but this song was around my nervous system for weeks!

    Thank you for help me to get rid of this ear worm.

    Love this rip. Fantastic sound.


  13. Douglas Kelly Says:

    I still have this 12″ but no ability to rip it as well as you Paul. Thanks for this one!! This extended version is SO much better than the album version.


  14. Jerry Says:

    Thank you. The “Single Version” on this 12″ is the version used in the music video. The 7″ contained the album version.


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