“Children behave!” That’s what
should have requested of the throngs of denim-clad fans finding their dreams realized in the heart of Any Mall, USA, circa 1987. Tiffany
Lucky listeners made it to the small screen as part of Tiffany’s mall-themed video for her remake of
Tommy James and the Shondells’ classic, I Think We’re Alone Now.
The song was a hit, no matter who covered it, and Tiffany did her generation a favor by introducing it the 80s way in her music video.
TFIF Flashback! Safety Dance By Men Without Hats
Which, by the way, looked like it was shot by her uncle.
Oh yes, the big hair stiff with ozone-depleting aerosol hairspray, denim upon stonewashed denim.
Jeans tucked into socks shoved into sparkly canvas sneakers. These were the staples of any teen’s wardrobe and Tiffany helped make this sorry look OK.
Heck, she was singing at a
mall where people could go buy this crap for $10!
TFIF Flashback Friday—Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul
Of course, like any cheesy music video, the scenes go back and forth to various storylines.
Naturally, the mall was center stage, but we get to see the obligatory beach view, a train station moment, a car ride with hair (sort of, you know, the hairspray) blowing in the wind, a breakdancing segue, a few studio sessions, and what I think was a
New Kids on the Block member’s cameo… looked like Jonathan Knight was into Tiffany, until he went for something more like “Timmy” a few years later.
The video comes to a final scene where rabid fans show off their autographed posters of Tiffany (at the mall, needless to say) and we see the fun-loving Tiffany riding around an airport luggage carousel.
TFIF Flashback! Vanilla Ice—Ice Ice Baby
Makes perfect sense.
If she was trying to be alone, she might have wanted to consider some less-populated venues for this video, but then again, I’m no director.
In fact, this video didn’t seem to have one either. That’s what makes it so fun to watch!
If there doesn’t seem to be anyone around
you, indulge in some mild cheese and re-watch this Tiffany classic.
John Bon Jovi sang that he was Living On A Prayer, but in reality he was living off his hair.
She bangs! There are no words to describe this classic crimped nightmare.
Andre Agassi’s ’80s hair was just everything.
This lady was single handedly responsible for the destruction of the ozone layer so vast were the quantities of hairspray required to manage her do.
Boy George epitomized the ’80s style with his crimped, ragged do and full make up.
How proud would you be when your prom date turns up like this?
We’re surprised Cher didn’t develop neck muscles like Mike Tyson holding up this mane.
Check out the embarrassed smile, even she knows this hair ain’t good.
Way before gorgeous George Clooney was the silver fox he is now and even before he had us all swooning as Dr Ross he was just a good looking dude with luscious locks and bushy brows.
Back-comb with attitude.
Janet Jackson was a total ’80s babe and carried off her curls beautifully.
This girl has balanced her crimped do with her huge huge earrings. Now THAT is stylish.
Julia Roberts wasn’t always the polished chic movie star she is now—in her early days it was all about the hair, and it was BIG.
A cheeky smile and a feathered side pony, perfect.
John Stamos has his mullet teased to perfection.
Is it a hat or is it her hair? Who knows.
Nicole Kidman is almost unrecognizable with this mane of spiral curls and her original face.
This man has done the impossible and rendered me speechless.
There are many things that are scary about Mr & Mrs Osborne, but nothing more so than their 80s hair.
This one’s known as the mushroom for obvious reasons (loving those specs too).
The success of the film Working Girl had nothing to do with the acting or the story and everything to do with the hair of Melanie Griffiths and Joan Cusack
She wasn’t sure if she wanted the mullet, the perm, the mushroom or the backcomb – so she went with them all just to be on the safe side.
Rob Lowe was the oh so beautiful, troubled bad boy in St Elmo’s Fire—so beautiful we could even forgive his dodgy mullet.
Someone, somewhere has this guy standing next to them in their wedding photos.
All Cyndi Lauper wanted to do was have some fun, she discovered that matching your hair to your eyeshadow was the way to do it.
Check out the razor lines he’s shaved in as he didn’t think he’d done quite enough with the fluff and the bangs.
Sarah Jessica Parker fell head first into a huge curly perm and has never looked back.
This poor woman looks exhausted from having to get up so early to put in enough back-combing hours.
’80s band Flock Of Seagulls were more famous for their lead singer’s bizarre hair than their music…
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