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".
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.