At 7-years-old, it was routine for me and my brothers to crowd around the radio, tapping our feet and fidgeting until the clock struck 8pm. We spent nearly every weekday afternoon calling the local radio station in Fayetteville, North Carolina requesting our favorite songs for the “Hot 8 @ 8 Countdown.” We’d eagerly await to see if the one song we aggressively requested would top the countdown yet again. That song was “I Think We’re Alone Now” by then 16-year-old Tiffany Darwish.
Tiffany was GIGANTIC. At the time, she was the biggest star in pop music, even bigger than Madonna. “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been” were huge huge huge hits in 1987. All of the girls at Montclair Elementary School wore jean jackets because of her. And the boys all thought that she was pretty. Tiffany was one of my childhood idols.
It was a retro-thrill seeing her perform those songs for the first time ever last night!