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"I Think We're Alone Now" is a song written by Ritchie Cordell that was a 1967 hit for American recording artists Tommy James & the Shondells and re-popularized 20 years later by Tiffany. In 2006 Girls Aloud covered the song. It has also been covered by 70's power-pop band The Rubinoos, and current pop band The Click Five. It has been suggested that Tommy James be merged into this article or section. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... Girls Aloud are a British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... The Rubinoos are an American power pop band, first formed in the 1970s and then reformed in 1999. ... The Click Five is a band from Boston, Massachusetts. ...

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Tommy James and the Shondells original

Tommy James & the Shondells took the song to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967, where it spent 17 weeks on the chart. “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Rock critic Lester Bangs called the single "the bubblegum apotheosis". Cordell wrote or co-wrote many songs for James, including "Run, Run, Baby, Run" (the B-side to "I Think We're Alone Now"), the follow-up single "Mirage," and 1968's "Mony Mony." The recording was produced by Cordell and Bo Gentry. Lester Bangs during an interview Leslie Conway Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician. ... Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, youth music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music. ... Look up Apotheosis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mony Mony was a 1968 album released by Tommy James & The Shondells in 1968. ...


Tiffany version

"I Think We're Alone Now"
Single by Tiffany
from the album Tiffany
B-side "No Rules"
Released November, 1987
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Recorded 1987
Genre Synth-pop
Length 3:47
Label MCA Records
Writer Ritchie Cordell
Producer George Tobin
Tiffany singles chronology
"Danny"
(1987)
"I Think We're Alone Now"
(1987)
"Could've Been"
(1988)

American singer Tiffany covered the song for her first album Tiffany (1987). The song spent two weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 (and was unusually followed on the top spot by another Tommy James & the Shondells cover, "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol) and three weeks at number-one on the UK Singles Chart. The Tiffany version went quadruple platinum in the US in a thirteen week chart run. The video was shot in a shopping mall which echoed the way her early career had been promoted. Image File history File links Tiffany-I_Think_We're_Alone_Now-12in. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... Tiffany is the self-titled debut album by Tiffany, released in May, 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... George Tobin is a record producer who has produced albums for musical artists including Robert John, Smokey Robinson, and Kim Carnes. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... Danny was the first single off the debut album Tiffany from the artist of the same name. ... Couldve Been is the third single off of Tiffany the debut album of Tiffany. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Tiffany is the self-titled debut album by Tiffany, released in May, 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Mony Mony was a 1968 album released by Tommy James & The Shondells in 1968. ... Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad) is an British musician and singer. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


When George Tobin, Tiffany's manager, gave Tiffany 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 wasn't modern or hip enough. It turned out to be her biggest hit once she recorded it. George Tobin is a record producer who has produced albums for musical artists including Robert John, Smokey Robinson, and Kim Carnes. ... The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ...


"I Think We're Alone Now" was not the first single off of Tiffany's debut album. The first single was "Danny", but radio started picking up "I Think We're Alone Now", another track on the album. It became a runaway number-one hit. It became the eighteenth highest selling single for 1987[1]and the thirty-second highest selling single in Australia for 1988[2]. Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... Danny was the first single off the debut album Tiffany from the artist of the same name. ...


Track listings and formats

7"/CD single
  1. "I Think We're Alone Now" — 3:47
  2. "No Rules" — 4:05
12" vinyl single
  1. "I Think We're Alone Now" (extended version) — 6:35
  2. "I Think We're Alone Now" (single version) — 4:25
  3. "I Think We're Alone Now" (dub version) — 6:35

Charts

Chart (1987/1988)[3] Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 13
Austrian Singles Chart 24
Dutch Singles Chart 2
French Singles Chart 9
German Singles Chart 14
Swiss Singles Chart 10
UK Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 26

The Dutch Top 40 (Dutch: Nederlandse Top 40) is a weekly music chart, which started as the Veronica Top 40, because the pirate radio channel Radio Veronica was the first to introduce it. ... Template:Media Control Charts The Media Control Charts are the official music charts in Germany. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot Dance Singles Sales (formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...

Girls Aloud version

"I Think We're Alone Now"
Single by Girls Aloud
from the album
The Sound of Girls Aloud
B-side "Why Do It?"
"Jingle Bell Rock"
Released December 18, 2006
Format CD single, download
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, Dance
Length 3:42
Label Fascination
Writer Ritchie Cordell
Producer Xenomania
Girls Aloud singles chronology
"Something Kinda Ooooh"
(2006)
"I Think We're Alone Now"
(2006)
"Walk This Way"
(2007)
The Sound of Girls Aloud track listing
"Money"
(14)
"I Think We're Alone Now"
(15)
Alternate cover
UK CD 2 cover
Audio sample
Info "I Think We're Alone Now" (help· info)

The Girls Aloud version of "I Think We're Alone Now" is the second single from their Greatest Hits album, The Sound of Girls Aloud and was recorded as an appreciative response to Tiffany performing their single "Love Machine" to win her heat of the U.K. television competition, Hit Me Baby One More Time. The song is also the official theme of the movie It's a Boy Girl Thing, which was released in UK cinemas on December 29, 2006. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Girls Aloud are a British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... Alternative covers Limited Edition Bonus CD cover. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... Jingle Bell Rock is the name of a popular Christmas song. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Fascination Records is a Polydor sub-label that launched in Spring 2006. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Xenomania members Niara Scarlett and Giselle Sommerville on the sleeve to their 2004 Mania single Looking For A Place. Xenomania are one of the UKs leading pop production houses, put together by writer and producer Brian Higgins. ... Girls Aloud are a British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... The Sound of Girls Aloud track listing Life Got Cold (10) Something Kinda Ooooh (11) Whole Lotta History (12) Alternate cover UK Maxi CD cover Audio sample Info Something Kinda Ooooh (help· info) Something Kinda Ooooh was the thirteenth single to be released by British girl band Girls Aloud. ... Walk This Way is a song by American hard rock group Aerosmith. ... Alternative covers Limited Edition Bonus CD cover. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links IThinkWereAloneNowSample. ... Image File history File links IThinkWereAloneNowSample. ... Girls Aloud are a British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... Alternative covers Limited Edition Bonus CD cover. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... What Will The Neighbours Say? track listing The Show (1) Love Machine (2) Ill Stand by You (3) The Sound of Girls Aloud track listing Sound of the Underground (1) Love Machine (2) Biology (3) Alternate cover UK Maxi CD cover Audio sample Info Love Machine (help· info) Love... Hit Me Baby One More Time was a 2005 reality show first aired by ITV on British television and later, as a new version, by NBC in the United States; both were presented by Vernon Kay. ... Its A Boy Girl Thing is a 2006 body swap romantic comedy film starring Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Zegers. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is the Girls' 14th single (their 4th cover version) and was released on December 18, 2006. The version released was a new mix featuring an alternative vocal arrangement and new backing. The song was also given a big band reworking for the Sound of Girls Aloud Tour. is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ...


Music video

Girls Aloud in their music video for "I Think We're Alone Now".

The video, directed by Alex Hemming and Nick Collett, features the girls trying to rob an LA casino. The video is based on films like Ocean's 11 and Casino.[4] Image File history File links GirlsAloud_ITWAN.jpg‎ A screenshot of British pop group Girls Aloud in their music video for I Think Were Alone Now (2006). ... Image File history File links GirlsAloud_ITWAN.jpg‎ A screenshot of British pop group Girls Aloud in their music video for I Think Were Alone Now (2006). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film Oceans Eleven. ... Casino is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi and Larry Shandling. ...


Three different endings to the video were shot. The first shows the girls getting caught after opening a box full of money in the casino's safe, the second features Kimberley Walsh flashing casino owners, causing them to faint, and the third features the girls playing with the money. A safe deposit box (or safety deposit box) is a type of safe usually located in groups inside a vault or in the back of a bank or post office. ... Kimberley Jane Walsh (born November 20, 1981) is an English singer and member of pop group Girls Aloud. ...


3 Mobile customers were allowed to vote on their favourite ending from November 8 to November 15, 2006.[4] The latter ending won the vote, despite a version of the video with Kimberley stripping being uploaded to the internet.[5] Since March 2007, all versions of the video have been made available to download on iTunes. 3 is a mobile phone operator in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and Israel, owned by Hutchison Whampoa. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Track listings and formats

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "I Think We're Alone Now".

# Title Time
CD1: Fascination / 1714586 (UK)
1. "I Think We're Alone Now" [Single Version] 3:42
2. "Why Do It?" 2:53
CD1: Fascination / 1714587 (UK)
1. "I Think We're Alone Now" [Single Version] 3:42
2. "I Think We're Alone Now" [Uniting Nations Remix] 6:18
3. "I Think We're Alone Now" [Tony Lamezma Baubletastic Remix] 5:32
4. "Jingle Bell Rock" 1:59
5. "I Think We're Alone Now" [Video] 3:37

Jingle Bell Rock is the name of a popular Christmas song. ...

Charts

The single has sold 55,000 copies in UK including 20,000 in the first week of release and spent only 5 weeks in the UK Top 40 Singles Chart.

Chart (2006) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 4
Poland Charts 9
Croatia Single Chart 9[6]
Irish Singles Chart 11
Greece Top 50 16
Uk end of year singles chart(2006) 196

“British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Irish Singles Chart is the Irish music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association and compiled on behalf of the IRMA by Chart-Track. ...

Other versions

The song has been covered by a number of artists including The Spinto Band, The Rubinoos, The Turtles, Lene Lovich, Pascal, The Click Five, Comadre, The Pipettes, Snuff, Screeching Weasel and The Crimea. The song has also been covered by Bel's Boys on their debut album People Let's Go. The Spinto Band is a rock band from Wilmington, Delaware. ... The Rubinoos are an American power pop band, first formed in the 1970s and then reformed in 1999. ... The Turtles were an American pop, psychedelic and folk rock band defined by a good-natured, joyously melancholic and occasionally cheeky sound. ... CD reissue of Lene Lovichs first album, Stateless. ... Pascal is the stage name of drum and bass DJ and producer Pascal Redpath. ... The Click Five is a band from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Comadre is a band from Redwood City, a suburb of San Francisco, California, comprised of former members of Heartcrosslove, Ones Own Ruin, and Light This City. ... The Pipettes are a British indie pop girl group based in Brighton. ... Snuff can refer to any of the following: Fine-ground smokeless tobacco, intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose Swedish snus tobacco, used between the cheek and upper gums American moist snuff, or dipping tobacco, placed between in the teeth and lower gums. ... Screeching Weasel was an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois. ... The Crimea are a British indie band, based in Camden, London. ... Bels Boys refers to a pop/rock band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and also to a childrens television programme which the band feature in. ...


The song was spoofed by "Weird Al" Yankovic on his 1988 album, Even Worse, as "I Think I'm a Clone Now". Dave Garr, who wrote a good deal of song parodies about computers, covered this as "I Think We're a Clone Now". The parody dealt with the licensing of the Macintosh from Apple Computer to other companies during the short period in which Macintosh clones were made. The video was recorded in 1995 at Apple's headquarters and features the building and its landmarks of the day, references to former Apple CEOs Mike Spindler and John Sculley, and some vintage Macintosh computers including a Macintosh Classic and an Apple Lisa. This article is about the musician himself. ... Singles from Even Worse Released: April 12, 1988 Released: May 1988 Released: June 14, 1988 Even Worse is the fifth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1988. ... I Think Im A Clone Now is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... For other uses, see Macintosh (disambiguation) and Mac. ... Apple Inc. ... John Sculley (born April 6, 1939) was president of PepsiCo during the 1970s and early 1980s, until he became CEO of Apple on April 8, 1983, a position he held until leaving in 1993. ... Macintosh Classic Demand for another all-in-one Mac, such as the popular Macintosh Plus and the SE, spurred the introduction of the Macintosh Classic. ... The Apple Lisa was a revolutionary personal computer designed at Apple Computer during the early 1980s. ...


References

  1. ^ "The Top 100 Pop Singles of 1987". 80sxchange.com. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  2. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1988". ARIACharts. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Tiffany chart positions:
    • Austria
    • France
    • Netherlands (Holland)
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
    • UK
    • U.S.
  4. ^ a b Girls Aloud are in pole position, The Sun
  5. ^ Kim's Aloud to keep kit on in video, Sunday Mail
  6. ^ e!Hot50 Chart
Preceded by
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle
UK number one single (Tiffany version)
January 24, 1988
Succeeded by
"I Should Be So Lucky" by Kylie Minogue
Preceded by
"Bad" by Michael Jackson
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Tiffany version)
November 7, 1987 - November 14, 1987
Succeeded by
"Mony Mony" by Billy Idol

 
 

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