She’s back! 80’s teen superstar singer Tiffany returns with a new single and a new album
by Christopher Smith
“And then you put your arms around me, and we tumble to the ground and then you say…” You all know the rest! That was 1987. Sixteen year old Tiffany Darwish donned a rather large jumper and went to sing in a shopping mall. It did the trick. She topped the US and UK singles chart and a star was born. Thirty years on and Tiffany is back with a new single “Worlds Away” (click the image above to hear it) and a new album.
Tiffany made her music debut in 1981 at the age of 10! She later appeared on Star Search, a US talent show, aged 15. She came second in the final of that year’s series. But it wasn’t until 1987 that she signed to MCA Records and began recording professionally. Her debut single “Danny” was released in the Spring of ’87 but failed to chart. It was her cover of Tommy James and The Shondells 1967 US No.4 hit “I Think We’re Alone Now” that would gain a far wider audience. The song would top the US singles chart later that year as well as in many other countries, eventually reaching No.1 in the UK in January 1988, selling millions the world over and making Tiffany the latest, hottest property.
She continued that success with “Could’ve Been” (US No.1, UK No.4) and her version of The Beatles “I Saw Him Standing There” (US No.7, UK No.8). Her debut album “Tiffany” topped the US charts and sold over four million copies and seven million globally. Her 1988 follow-up “Hold An Old Friends Hand” fared less well, reaching No.17 in the US and No.56 in the UK. It contained the singles “All This Time” (US No.6, UK No.47) and “Radio Romance” (US No.35, UK No.13). Since then Tiffany has continued to record but with hardly any commercial success. Her 1990 album “New Inside” failed to chart in her home country as did “Dreams Never Die” (1993), “The Colour Of Silence” (2000) and “Dust Off And Dance” (2005).
She went to Nashville in 2011 to record the album “Rose Tattoo” and released her last album “A Million Miles” in 2016. Away from music, Tiffany has appeared in a number of TV shows and films including voicing Judy Jetson in The Jetsons movie of 1990 and starring in the 2010 sci-fi/horror film ‘Mega Piranha’. “Worlds Away” is a superb soft rock anthem with power vocals and awash with a backdrop of electric guitars. It’s taken from her forthcoming tenth studio album “Pieces Of Me”, due out in September. To date Tiffany has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide, and it looks like that figure will be added to with this sensational (and welcome) return of an 80’s icon.
“Worlds Away” is out on August 31st, “Pieces Of Me” is available from September 21st
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