Word of Mouth (Toni Basil album)

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Word of Mouth
Studio album by Toni Basil
Released 1981 (U.K.)
April 1982 (U.S.)
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop, new wave
Length 39:28
Label Chrysalis (U.S.)
Radial Choice (U.K.)
Producer Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch
Toni Basil chronology
Word of Mouth
(1982)
Toni Basil
(1983)
Singles from Word of Mouth
  1. "Mickey"
    Released: 5 February 1982
  2. "Nobody"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Time After Time" / "You Gotta Problem"
    Released: 1982
  4. "Shoppin' from A to Z"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Word of Mouth is Toni Basil's debut album. It was first released in 1981 in the U.K. It was certified Gold by RIAA. It featured the #1 worldwide hit "Mickey". The album also contains three covers of songs by the band Devo who also performed on the songs. The U.S. version of the album added the songs "Rock On" and "Shoppin' from A to Z", and removed "Hanging Around".

Track listing[edit]

U.S. LP[edit]

  1. "Mickey" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 4:12
  2. "Rock On" (David Essex) – 4:04
  3. "Shoppin' from A to Z" (Allee Willis, Bruce Roberts, Toni Basil) – 4:08
  4. "You Gotta Problem" (Mark Mothersbaugh) – 4:34
  5. "Be Stiff" (Gerald V. Casale, Robert Lewis) – 3:22
  6. "Nobody" (Paul Delph) – 4:00
  7. "Little Red Book" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:04
  8. "Space Girls" (Gerald V. Casale) – 2:56
  9. "Thief on the Loose" (Toni Basil, Greg Mathieson) – 3:50
  10. "Time After Time" (Nick Gilder, James McCullough) – 4:18

U.K. LP[edit]

  1. "Nobody" – 4:03
  2. "Hangin' Around" (Conway) – 4:08
  3. "Thief on the Loose" – 3:54
  4. "Time After Time" – 4:23
  5. "Mickey" – 4:15
  6. "Little Red Book" – 4:07
  7. "Be Stiff" – 3:24
  8. "Space Girls" – 3:00
  9. "You Gotta Problem" – 4:36

International Cassette[edit]

  1. "Mickey"
  2. "Nobody"
  3. "Hangin' Around"
  4. "Thief on the Loose"
  5. "Little Red Book"
  6. "Time After Time"
  7. "Be Stiff"
  8. "Space Girls"
  9. "You Gotta Problem"

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Greg Mathieson and Trevor Veitch
  • Assistant engineer and 2-track editing: John Michael Weaver

Chart performance[edit]

The lead single "Mickey" became an international hit, which led to further success. It received double platinum certification. The album, which was released shortly after, was also a success, peaking at just #22 but receiving a Gold certification. However, the following singles ("Nobody" in the UK and "Shoppin' from A to Z" in the US) both flopped, which cut the album's success short. It also reached #27 on the New Zealand albums chart.

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Billboard 200 22
New Zealand Albums Chart 27

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