Tiffany

As we mentioned last week, We ♥ Debbie Gibson. But she was only half of the story on the 80s pop tart scene. You see… for every Yin, there’s a Yang. For every Tupac, there’s a Notorious B.I.G. And for every Debbie Gibson, there’s a Tiffany.

Together they ruled the 1987 music scene (at least the chick-pop portion of it), but separately, they were the original “Team Jacob vs. Team Edward”. Redhead vs. blonde. West Coast vs. East Coast. Singer vs. Singer/songwriter.

Tiffany (Darwish, in case you’re curious) first hit the scene in the spring of ’87 with her eponymous debut album. The first single, “Danny” didn’t do anything, so she (or someone close to her) had a great idea. You want to sell your record to kids, you need to go where the kids are. And where are kids?

Malls.

June 23, 1987. The Bergen Mall in Paramus, NJ. If you listen closely, you can still hear the screams of glee as Tiffany launched her “The Beautiful You: Celebrating The Good Life Shopping Mall Tour ’87”.

Whatever she called it, the strategy worked, and Tiffany (the album) soared to number one, making Tiffany (the person) the youngest person ever to accomplish that. And the singles “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been” also both reached number one, making her the youngest artist to have two releases top the charts.

Unfortunately fame had its price, and in 1988, Tiffany made headlines for the wrong reasons– as she got caught in the middle of the blow-up between her manager and her mother & stepdad over all her moolah. Her career never really recovered, and her second album (Hold an Old Friend’s Hand) didn’t even crack the top ten, only resulting in one single of note, “All This Time”.

Both she and Debbie went on (in the 90s and 00s) to make the rounds on the reality show circuit, and they both had their very own Playboy pictorials, but neither has seen the success they did during that one, brilliant summer in 1987.

We ♥ Tiffany.

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So now, we ask you… who do you ♥ more? Debbie or Tiffany?

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~ by weheart80s on May 12, 2010.

One Response to “Tiffany”

  1. […] (okay, hopefully not mall appearances, unless we’re working on some sort of 80s-esque, Tiffany-style throwback […]

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