Saturday, August 17, 2013
Former teen sensation Tiffany rose to fame singing her 1987 hit “I Think We’re Alone Now” in shopping centers across the country, and now, 26 years later, she’s back at the mall.
This time, however, she’s participating in the Klondike Celebrity Challenge, a social media campaign that dares celebs to perform wacky tasks to get a Klondike bar.
For her challenge, Tiffany stopped by a local mall and decided to sing “in all the places I wasn’t allowed to sing in before!”
Watch the singer surprise unsuspecting shoppers in Klondike’s official video:
Tiffany’s original mall tour, The Beautiful You: Celebrating the Good Life Shopping Mall Tour ’87, propelled her to stardom, but the tour almost didn’t happen.
In a 2011 interview with Parade.com, Tiffany revealed she began her career singing in clubs as a teenager:
“The label didn’t really know what to do with me,” she said. “They put me in clubs and I was 16 and it wasn’t working because I wasn’t even old enough to be in a club. People liked the music, but it just wasn’t gelling. It was my A&R guy over at MCA Records who was at the mall with his kids one day and looked around and said, ‘What about singing in a mall?’ It totally made sense to me because that was really where I hung out. So it was really easy for me. It created a mean shopping habit for me, but I had a blast with it!”
She added that although she liked singing “I Think We’re Alone Now,” her favorite song was actually “Could’ve Been.”
“It shows that I can sing. That was something that was always really important to me,” she said. “I’m a vocalist. So when I was given songs like ‘I Think We’re Alone Now,’ I was like, ‘I like dance stuff, but I don’t know if that’s the type of artist that I want to be.’ And then ‘Could’ve Been’ came along and I jumped at the chance to record that because it really did show that I could sing. And I’m a melancholy type by nature. I love good ol’ love songs and heartbreak songs — probably because I always pick the wrong guy to date! So I could relate to those songs.”
Watch the original 1987 music video of “I Think We’re Alone Now”:
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