Tiffany (album)

Summary

Tiffany
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1987
Recorded1984–1987
Genre
Length39:08
LabelMCA
ProducerGeorge E. 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
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Record Mirror[2]
Robert ChristgauB[3]
Rolling Stone[4]

Tiffany is the debut studio album by American singer Tiffany, released on September 15, 1987, by MCA Records. Prior to signing a recording contract with MCA Records in 1987, Tiffany had begun working with manager and record producer George Tobin several years earlier, possibly with some of the tracks recorded as early as 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". The tour included Tiffany 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.[5]

As her popularity grew during her tour, radio stations began to play Tiffany's cover version of Tommy James & the Shondells' song "I Think We're Alone Now". The song was quickly released as the album's second single; Tiffany's cover of "I Think We're Alone Now" became the singer's first No. 1 single both in the United States and United Kingdom. The album's follow-up single "Could've Been" became the singer's second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and her first on the Adult Contemporary chart. With the help of those two singles, the album peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Pop Albums chart, staying for two weeks; replacing George Michael's Faith. At the age of 16 years, Tiffany became the youngest female artist to achieve a No. 1 album, the first female solo and third artist to chart on the Billboard 200 under the age of 18, and the youngest to have two consecutive No. 1 singles.[6] Tiffany's rendition of the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" retitled "I Saw Him Standing There" provided a final success from the album. The album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on April 5, 1988.[7]

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

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Should've Been Me"Mark Paul3:39
2."Danny"Jody Moreing4:00
3."Spanish Eyes"
  • Donna Weiss
  • John Duarte
  • Lauren Wood
3:56
4."Feelings of Forever"
  • Paul
  • Duarte
3:52
5."Kid on a Corner"4:02
6."I Saw Him Standing There"Lennon–McCartney4:12
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 Cordell3:48
10."Could've Been"Lois Blaisch3:31

B-sides

  • "No Rules" (Paul Mark, John Edward Duarte)[8]
  • "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) (Non-U.S. B-side)

Personnel

  • Tiffany – lead and backing vocals
  • Chuck Yamek – guitars (tracks 1, 6, 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 Ornelas – drums (track 10)

Production

  • Produced by George Tobin
  • Arranged by John Duarte
  • Production coordination: 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

Charts

Certifications and sales

Certifications and sales for Tiffany
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia 100,000[26]
Canada (Music Canada)[27] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[28] Platinum 20,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[29] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Summaries
Worldwide 7,000,000[31]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
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  20. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 1988". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
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