Just imagine if the record never skipped during that performance…would they still be popular?
Let’s talk about one hit wonders.
The two I will talk about in this blog are “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Girl You Know It’s True.”
Tiffany, who was a pop sensation in the 80’s, promoted herself by performing at malls across the country. One of her biggest hits was a cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now,” which was originally recorded by Tommy James & the Shondells.
Okay, that’s great and all, but she was only extremely popular because of a song that wasn’t even hers. What?
Now don’t get me wrong, she has a great voice as well as a wonderful celebrity package, but the only new thing she accomplished were ‘mall tours’. Cool huh? I guess. But it wasn’t up to her, it was up to George Tobin, who had total control over her career after she had signed the record contract in 1986. It’s sad to think that some artists have no control…just like them:
‘Girl you know it’s,
Girl you know it’s,
Girl you know it’s…etc.’
What a bummer huh?
If you think about it, Milli Vanilli was genius! Just imagine if the record never skipped during that performance…would they still be popular? No, probably not. It would be up to the separate singers who actually did all of the work to make the decision of continuing their anonymous career.
But here’s my question:
What’s the difference between Milli Vanilli never recording their songs or singing live, and Britney Spears using auto-tune and rarely singing live?