Tommy James & The Shondells released I Think We’re Alone Now in 1967. The song reached #1 on the WLS Silver Dollar Survey (a survey that listed the most popular hit records back in the 60’s) and stayed for 5 weeks. It then went to the #8 spot and stayed there for all of 1967. On April 22, 1967, I Think We’re Alone Now reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
20 years later, in 1987, Tiffany released her rendition of I Think We’re Alone Now. She was 15 years old at the time. Although she was uncertain of this song, thinking it wasn’t modern enough, it turned out to be her biggest hit. The song hit the #1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart where it stayed for two weeks. It ranked #1 on the UK Singles chart for three weeks.
Who do you think sang it better?
I’ve not heard the other version so I can only go with what I know!
Always loved that song. Both sang it beautifully. Billie Jo Armstrong of Greenday recently covered the song & also sounds great.
I was in 6th grade when this came out, and growing up with WLS, I heard this song a lot. Tommy James & The Shondells were from Niles, Michigan, which is close to Chicago, and they were a regional favorite.
I definitely have to vote for Tiffany! I have so many fond memories of making up dances to that song when I was younger. 😂
It brings back memories of my teenage years seeing and hearing Tiffany. I wonder where she is now. The original version is also good.