Friday, December 16, 2011

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1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 13: Tiffany Talks About Topping the Hot 100

2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one for each day of December -- chatting with 31 of the hitmakers who rocketed to the top of the chart since its inception in 1958. SEE THE FULL CHART HERE.

On day 13 of our 1,000 Hot No. 1s video series, we move from yesterday's 2002 R&B duet, Nelly's "Dilemma," featuring Kelly Rowland, to Tiffany's back to back No. 1s -- 1987 " I Think We're Alone Now" and 1988 " Could've Been." "When I heard that my hit song had went No. 1, I was washing dishes. I was doing my chores because I was a teenager, of course. My manager called me and said 'Congratulations, you have the number one single in the country,'" Tiffany told of "I Think We're Alone Now" which peaked on Nov. 7, 1987. "I said, 'You know what? I have to get off the phone because I have to finish my chores otherwise I'm going to be busted and I won't be able to do anything.' And, he's like, 'You don't get it'... but I had to finish those chores."

The '80s teen sensation didn't realize the impact of her "Could've Been" either -- which peaked at No. 1 on Feb. 6, 1988 -- till she saw it on her fans' faces. "I think it took a while for me to really understand [that] people like me [and] people like the song," Tiffany said. "That didn't really start to effect me until I started traveling and seeing people's faces and how they reacted to me."

Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 14) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: Nickelback talk about their No. 1, "How You Remind Me." 

Watch Yesterday's 1000 No. 1s Video:
Nelly Talks About Topping the Hot 100 with "Dilemma"

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tunes For Tots Benefit 2011 By John Matthews

Country Stars Central was blessed to be at the 7th annual “Tunes for Tots” fundraiser this year at the Listening Room in Nashville TN on December 6th, 2011.

The incredible line-up consisted of 80's Pop Sensation and star of Gone Country Tiffany, R&J Recording artist Margaret Durante, and Singer/Hit Songwriter Bobby Pinson.

This special event was put on by the “Women's Music Business Association” ( ) Very special thanks to them for all that they do, including this benefit for the "Tune's for Tots Foundation.”

Bobby Pinson opened the show by thanking everyone for inviting him for this great cause, he sang “Don't Ask Me How I Know” which was a hit for him back in 2005. Pinson has written many hit songs for big artists such as Sugarland’s “Already Gone,” “All I Want To Do,” and “It Happens.” He has also had hits with Toby Keith, including “She's a Hottie” and “She Never Cried in Front of Me.”

Bobby put on a great show and provided many laughs. He was both entertaining and musically consistent throughout all of the songs he performed.
 The show rotated between the three artists, each one bringing so much talent and greatness to the table.
Tiffany who we all know from her monster 80's hit "I Think We’re Alone Now" blew me away with her vocals. She went country in 1995 and recently released her latest Album “Rose Tattoo.” She performed many of the tracks off the new album during the show, including “He's All Man, He's All Mine” and “He Won't Miss Me.”
I was very impressed with Tiffany both vocally and for the great entertainment that she provided. Justin Zimmer complimented her on guitar and sang backing vocals. It was a delight to hear and I would definitely recommend you purchase a copy of Tiffany's CD.

Last but not least third in the round was Margaret Durante, signed R&J recording artist that really showed great vocal and musical ability throughout the show. She played original songs such as “Mostly Bad,” “Preachers Daughter” and “Fall Madly In Love With You.” I was very impressed by Margaret who has a new album coming out in early 2012. She was backed up by Cade Doyle who did an awesome job playing guitar and backup vocals.
To me the show couldn't have been any better. WMBA really put together a top notch show that was enjoyed by all and supported a very great cause. I was blessed to be at the show and want to thank everyone that worked so hard to make this event possible.
Here is a list of the Artists Official Websites, please check them out:

Special thanks to The Women's Music Business Association and Vice President Holly Ashby.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where Are They Now: Hot Ladies of the '80s By Wonderwall Editor

Pop sensation Tiffany turned 40 this month, making all of us '80s babies feel really old. To take some of the aging pain away, we thought it'd be fun to take a look at where some of the hottest '80s ladies are today. Enjoy wallowing in the wonderful neon nostalgia.

Bing: Check out more ladies of the '80s

Tiffany (born: Tiffany Darwish)

Then: Teen pop queen

Now: Tiffany released her eighth studio album, "Rose Tattoo," in spring 2011. She's also been dabbling in

acting. In Jan. 2011, she starred opposite fellow '80s pop star Debbie Gibson in the SyFy original movie, "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tiffany Inks Her Status in Country Music -- Exclusive Video

Posted Aug 29th 2011 6:00PM by Beville Darden

"I wanted to be the country version of Stevie Nicks, but before you knew it I was heading in a pop direction, touring the world, having No. 1 singles and loving every minute of it."

Her new album, 'Rose Tattoo,' has Tiffany's career coming full circle. The iconic pop star's venture into country music is not a first, as she traveled to Nashville with sights set on a country record deal when she was just nine years old. After being turned down, the California native returned to the west coast but refused to give up her dream. Tiffany continued recording country demo tapes, and by age 12 started to become not just a talented singer but also seasoned performer.

"Everyone was saying to get more stage experience, do more showcases around Los Angeles," she recalls. "But that takes you being a model, actress, dancer ... So I took a million classes and started performing at a club called the Rose Tattoo. That was my first gig."

And thus the name of her new, independently released album, which the singer/songwriter explains took 10 years to make. "I wanted to go deeper than a tattoo on my arm. I was like, 'What really started this off for me? Where did I really learn to work an audience?'" Tiffany reflects. "At that time, I sang anything from Broadway to country ... That's where I branched out as an artist and fell in love with all types of music. That's what 'Rose Tattoo' is about: a celebration of people who have influenced me, like Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin.

Tiffany, her background vocalist Jennifer Friend and guitarists Justin Zimmer and Justin Ostrander take a seat on stools set up in the green room of our New York City studios, where they're performing a few songs for the AOL Music staff. First on the list is 'Feel the Music,' a song tailor-made for girls' night out.

"I've been married most of my life," explains the songbird, who turns 40 this October. "I have a 19-year-old son. So now I kinda have a life again ... a little bit. [laughs] I was writing about girlfriends of mine who are single, and how I feel when I go out. I love my husband ... I don't want to get into too much trouble. But it's nice to go out to a club and know you can still turn heads."

Tiffany has also turned heads on the small screen, developing a whole new fan base with her roles in two science-fiction movies, 'Mega Piranha' and 'Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid,' the latter alongside fellow '80s pop icon, Debbie Gibson. A huge sci-fi fan herself, Tiffany says next on her acting wish-list is a role with vampires. But for now, her affinity for mythological bloodsuckers is influencing her songwriting, at least for the next tune she performs for us.

"I live on eight acres out in the country in Nashville, and it gets creepy and foggy. It's the best atmosphere to write songs. We were sitting outside and a good friend of mine, Tommy Wright, said, 'I'm gonna write you a song for 'True Blood.'' I said, 'If you do that, I'll try to get onto the show somehow.' He came back to me with a song called 'Love You Good.' Hopefully we'll be able to get it out there. This song is so different ... It's a Cajun-witchy song."

Much to our staff's delight, Tiffany's breakthrough 1987 hit, 'I Think We're Alone Now,' is up next on the set-list, with a different sound and arrangement from her original version, as she and her bandmates perform acoustic with a country vibe. Much to our surprise, Tiffany explains that she was at first lukewarm about this song that launched her to international stardom.

"I didn't want to record 'I Think We're Alone Now,' because I thought it was too dance and too pop," she remembers of first hearing the original Tommy James & the Shondells version at age 14. "But I took it home to my girlfriends, and they were dancing around. I wanted to be cool ... "

Tiffany had our whole staff dancing around to the classic hit, and at one point she stopped singing and had us take over lead vocals. Proving the timelessness of 'I Think We're Alone Now,' everyone from our college-aged interns to our 30-something staffers were singing along, word for word.

With the move to country came a move to Nashville a few years back, where Tiffany has found a more welcoming music community that appreciates her for her craft over her fame. "As a pop artist, as a solo artist, it's very hard to have long-term friendships because you're stepping over each other and competing," she explains. "In Nashville, it's great to develop those friendships and those long-term relationships ... to know that people don't want to step over you to get ahead. They love music; they live music. They want the best for me, and I can fall trying new things. That's been a rarity in my life. That's probably why I was able to make such a great album. I had the ideas, I had the songs and the vision ... But I needed everyone to help me to accomplish it."

Nashville has also been a place where the former pop princess has had to prove herself, which she has certainly done with 'Rose Tattoo.' "People are always skeptical about Tiffany, in general, not just in country. 'Can she sing? What's she about?' That goes away when people see me perform. My fans have been awesome ... they've embraced it. They may have thought I was crazy, but they trust me to deliver good music. I think they are pleasantly surprised."

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