“I Think We’re Alone Now” is a song written and composed by Ritchie Cordell that was the title selection from a same-named album released by the American recording artists Tommy James and the Shondells. The song has been covered several times by other artists, most notably by Tiffany Darwish in 1987 and now Billie Joe Armstrong as part of his “No Fun Mondays” during lockdown 2020. The song was originally written as a slow ballad, but when James, Cordell and Gentry recorded a quick demo, they made the song faster. Tommy James later wrote: “Ritchie and Bo originally wrote the song as a mid-tempo ballad. I said no way and started speeding it up…. I.. put on a nasally, almost juvenile-sounding lead vocal, and without realizing it, we invented “bubblegum” music.”