The pop singer Tiffany covered this song on her 1987 debut album, which was released when she was just 15. Her version of the song, with the gender flipped to "I Saw Him Standing There," was released as a single at the peak of her powers, following two #1 singles, "I Think We're Alone Now
" and "Could've Been
Tiffany's rendition rose to #8 in the UK and #7 in the US. Among female artists, this is the highest chart position for any Beatles cover in either territory.
"The Beatles are so sacred to a lot of people and you're really playing with fire if you go out there and it's not well received," Tiffany told Songfacts
. "But I think that we did a great version on it. The mentality was just exposing my age group to The Beatles in a different way. That happened naturally with a lot of my friends later on, but not when you're 14, 15 and 16.
With 'I Think We're Alone Now' and 'I Saw Him Standing There,' we were taking that risk of having kids listen to a song that their parents already knew, and you just don't know how that's going to end up. But, through the production and through the fun videos and I think just the songs themselves, it worked, because the kids could relate to it."