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

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th April 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

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.

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

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

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

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

 

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

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

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP “TIFFANY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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

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